Green Rwanda Media Review - 17 August 2020

Read the latest news from the environment sector in Rwanda and across the world. 

Summary 

  • The African Exponent shares how Rwanda became Africa’s cleanest country.
  • Imvaho Nshya reports that the Ministry of Emergency Management kicked off disaster prevention and preparedness.
  • Igihe reports that the world marked the International Day of the Elephant.
  • The New Times reports about genetic resources and shares how much value is retained locally.
  • RBA reports that the mining sector in Rwanda counts losses due to COVID-19.
  • Umuseke reports about water scarcity in Gicumbi District.

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Rwanda

Kamonyi: Igice k’igishanga cya Bishenyi kigiye kwamburwa abagihingamo, bati “ntituzavamo” (Umuseke - Sunday, 16 August 2020) -- Ubuyobozi bw’Akarere ka Kamonyi buratangaza ko abahinganga mu gice kimwe cy’igishanga cya Bishenyi bagiye kucyamburwa kigahabwa abandi bazakibyaza umusaruro kuko bo batabishoboye, bo bavuga ko batazakivamo kuko bafite ubukode bw’imyaka 40 kandi ikaba itararangira. Read More

Here is How Rwanda Became Africa’s Cleanest Country (The African Exponent - Friday, 14 August 2020) -- Rwanda’s progressive move from its disastrous history to being one of the leading economic forces on the continent is remarkable. Read More

Amajyepfo: Basabwe kurinda imirima yabo kuba nk’ibibuga by’umupira (Imvaho Nshya - Friday, 14 August 2020) -- Intara y’Amajyepfo yatangije ibikorwa byo kubungabunga ibishanga bitunganyije binyuze mu kurwanya isuri ku misozi ibikikije. Read More

Ibice bimwe by’u Rwanda byiteze imvura ya mm 0-20 (Imvaho Nshya - Friday, 14 August 2020) -- Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe Ubumenyi bw’Ikirere (Meteo Rwanda) gitangaza ko hateganyijwe kugwa imvura iri hagati ya mirimetero (mm) 0-20 muri iki gice cya kabiri cy’ukwezi kwa Kanama 2020 (tariki 11-20.8. 2020), abahinzi bakaba bashishikarizwa guhinga mu bishanga n’aho bakoroherwa no kuvomera. Read More

Guhindura icyo ubutaka bwagenewe ntibizongera gukorwa n’Akarere konyine (Kigali Today - Thursday, 13 August 2020) -- Ikigo cy’igihugu gishinzwe imicungire n’imikoreshereze y’ubutaka kiratangaza ko guhindura icyo ubutaka bwagenewe byari bisanzwe bikorerwa ku rwego rw’Akarere honyine, ubu bizajya bikorwa ari uko n’icyo kigo kibanje kubisuzuma kikabitangira uburengazira. Read More

Igabanuka ry’uruhumbu mu bigori byo mu Rwanda ryatumye inganda zibiyoboka (RBA - Thursday, 13 August 2020) -- Inganda zitunganya umusaruro w'ibigori zirishimira ko ubu igice kinini cy'umusaruro zitunganya ziwukura imbere mu mu Rwanda aho kuba mu mahanga nkuko byahoze mu myaka mike ishize aho hafi 90% y'umusaruro w'imbere mu gihugu wari ufite ikibazo cy'ubumara bwa aflatoxin (uruhumbu) bigatuma izi nganda zitawakira. Read More

MINEMA yatangiye imyiteguro yo guhangana n’ibiza (Imvaho Nshya - Thursday, 13 August 2020) -- Ukwezi kwa Nzeri kurabura ibyumweru bibiri, kandi hateganyijwe imvura nyinshi, ibyo bikaba byaratumye Minisiteri y’Ibikorwa by’Ubutabazi (MINEMA) itangira imyiteguro yo kwirinda ibiza bishobora guterwa n’iyo mvura y’Umuhindo. Read More

Ifoto y’umunsi: Imiterere y’urwasaya rw’imvubu (Igihe - Thursday, 13 August 2020) -- Imvubu ni imwe mu nyamaswa zitangarirwa na benshi,ahanini kubera imiterere yayo haba mu buryo ibayeho n’uko umubiri wayo uteye, kimwe mu bitangaza abantu cyane kuri iyi nyamaswa ni urwasaya runini n’amenyo atyaye biyiha ubushobozi bwo kuba yacamo kabiri ubwato buto igihe iburumye. Read More

Hatangijwe ibikorwa byo kurwanya isuri ku misozi ikikije ibishanga bya hegitari zisaga ibihumbi 10 (Igihe - Wednesday, 12 August 2020) -- Hagamijwe gufasha abahinzi guhinga neza no kubona umusaruro mwiza mu bwinshi no mu bwiza, mu Rwanda hatangijwe ibikorwa byo kurwanya isuri ku misozi ikikije ibishanga bya hegitari 10,037 mu turere 18 tw’igihugu. Read More

Uko kwirinda COVID19 bihagaze mu rwego rw'ubucukuzi bw'amabuye y'agaciro (RBA - Wednesday, 12 August 2020) -- Abafite sosiyete z'ubucukuzi bw'amabuye y'agaciro baravuga ko hamwe na hamwe bagabanyije abakozi bagasigarana hafi kimwe cya 3 cyabo mu rwego rwo kwirinda ikwirakwira ry'icyorezo cya coronavirus. Read More

Isi yizihije Umunsi Mpuzamahanga w’inzovu (Igihe - Wednesday, 12 August 2020) -- Kuri uyu munsi abatuye Isi barizihiza umunsi mpuzamahanga w’Inzovu uje usanga izi nyamaswa z’inyamabere ziri mu bibazo bituma zikomeza gupfa umusubirizo hirya no hino ku Isi. Read More

Leta yageneye abahinzi miriyari 14 Frw muri gahunda ya Nkunganire (Imvaho Nshya - Tuesday, 11 August 2020) -- Leta y’u Rwanda yagennye ingengo y’Imari ya miriyari 14 z’amafaranga y’u Rwanda, izifashishwa mu kunganira abahinzi muri gahunda ya “Smart Nkunganire”. Read More

Genetic resources: How much value is retained locally? (The New Times - Tuesday, 11 August 2020) -- The Government of Rwanda is set to issue a ministerial order within six months highlighting ways Rwandans will have access to fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from genetic resources once exported for research and commercial product development. Read More

Musanze-Burera: Ikiraro gihuza utu Turere barashima ko cyubatswe (Umuseke - Tuesday, 11 August 2020) -- Abaturage bo mu Murenge wa Gahunga n’uwa Cyuve bashimira ubuyobozi bw’Akarere ka Musanze bwabubakiye ikiraro kibahuza, Cyuve ni muri Musanze, Gahunga ni muri Burera, cyari kimaze amezi ane cyarasenywe bikabije n’amazi ataruka mu birunga. Bashimira Umuseke.rw wabakoreye ubuvugizi. Read More

Mining sector in Rwanda count losses due to COVID-19 Pandemic outbreak (Rwanda TV - Tuesday, 11 August 2020) -- Miners explain that while prices of minerals have fallen on the international market it will not stop them from going mining and store the products they get so that when the demand is high again they will sell the minerals. Meanwhile, Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas board says the expected revenues from the sector will drop this year due to the effects of coronavirus. Watch Video

Gicumbi-Miyove: Amazi abona umugabo agasiba undi…Ubuyobozi buratanga ikizere (Umuseke - Tuesday, 11 August 2020) -- Abatuye mu Murenge wa Miyove mu Karere ka Gicumbi bavuga ko kubona amazi ari ihurizo rikomeye ariko noneho ubu bikaba byarahumiye ku mirari kubera izuba n’abayakenera cyane. Ubuyobozi bwo buvuga ko ibikorwa remezo biriho bikorwa hariya bishobora gukemura burundu iki kibazo. Read More

RWANDA: REMA seals 4 farms to protect biodiversity in Lake Kivu (Afrik 21 - Friday, 7 August 2020) -- The Rwandan Environmental Management Authority (REMA) in partnership with the Rwandan police and the Rwanda Bureau of Investigation has recently sealed four farms in the west of the country. Read More

FEATURE: East Africa, led by Rwanda, is 'frontier' for technology metals: mine developers (S&P Globals - Friday, 7 August 2020) -- East Africa is a new frontier for the discovery and exploitation of so-called "technology metals," including tin, lithium cobalt and gold, but this will require investment in local processing, along with regulatory clarity, for communities, governments and developers to benefit, mine investors and consultants say. Read More

 

Across Africa

These African World Heritage Sites are under threat from climate change (The Conversation - Thursday, 13 August 2020) -- Very few academics or policymakers are talking about the impact of climate change on heritage. Yet heritage is essential for social wellbeing, for identity creation, for safeguarding traditional knowledge and livelihoods and for sustainable development. Read More

Climate change projected to increase seasonal East African rainfall (Science Daily - Wednesday, 12 August 2020) -- According to research led by The University of Texas at Austin, seasonal rainfall is expected to rise significantly in East Africa over the next few decades in response to increased greenhouse gases. Read More

WEST AFRICA NEEDS ENABLING CLIMATE TO EXPLOIT SIGNIFICANT GAS POTENTIAL (Ventures - Wednesday, 12 August 2020) -- A number of recent gas discoveries and ongoing projects by exploration companies in West Africa – said to hold up to a third of the continent’s oil and natural gas reserves – are turning parts of the region into a new land of opportunity while positioning it to take a more central role in the global energy industry over the next couple of years. Read More

Why African youth matter in global environmental discourse (UNEP - Wednesday, 12 August 2020) -- Each year, August 12 marks International Youth Day, with this year’s theme being Youth engagement for Global Action. Here, Sylvia Nagginda, the Nnabagereka (Queen) of Buganda, Vanessa Nakate, a Ugandan climate change activist and Musonda Mumba, Head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Terrestrial Unit, reflect on some of the initiatives that are ensuring youth voices are heard in environmental decision-making. Read More

 

From Around the World

Reconstructing global climate through Earth's history (Science Daily - Thursday, 13 August 2020) -- A key component when forecasting what the Earth's climate might look like in the future is the ability to draw on accurate temperature records of the past. Read More

Last decade was Earth's hottest on record, exposing grim reality of climate change (CNN - Thursday, 13 August 2020) -- A new report released Wednesday details how 2019 was another year of extremes for Earth's climate, adding to a litany of evidence exposing the grim reality of our warming world. Read More

The World Has Reached Decision Time on the Climate Crisis (The New Yorker - Wednesday, 12 August 2020) -- This, it now seems clear, is the year when karma stops playing nice and gets down to brass tacks. Read More

In the fight against biodiversity loss, connectivity is key (commentary) (Mongabay - Wednesday, 12 August 2020) -- People have been raising the alarm over habitat and biodiversity loss for decades, but solutions have so far failed to effectively address the problem. Read More