Green Rwanda Media Review - 22 October 2018

Read the latest stories on the environment sector - in Rwanda and around the world.

Summary

  • Imvaho Nshya reports that communities find the Rwanda Green Fund and Rwanda Rural Rehabilitation Initiative "more reliable than a distant relative".
  • Igihe reports on how technology has increased productivity in mining and reduced accidents. Taarifa reports on the magic stove and turning plastic waste into fuel.
  • The New Times reports that Rwanda miners push for scrapping of mineral traceability fees.
  • Igihe reports on how 5,000 trees were planted and 900 people were paid insurance (Mutuelle) for by the University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies in Rubavu.

Upcoming Events

27 October: Rwanda's 2018/19 Tree Planting Season Launch and Celebration of the 43rd Anniversary of Tree Planting Day

30 October: Green Drinks Kigali - Smokeless Rwanda

6 November: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflicts

15 November: World Clean Air Day

19-22 November: GCF Structured Dialogue with Least Developed Countries Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

26-30 November 2018: Africa Green Growth Forum, Kigali, Rwanda

27 November: Green Drinks Kigali - Green Urbanisation: Buildings and Design

 

Rwanda

Will blockchain fix the mineral traceability woes? (The New Times - Sunday, 21 October 2018) -- The persistent concerns by miners and other players along the mining industry value chain regarding the high costs of implementing mineral traceability could find a solution in blockchain technology. Read More

Residents build houses for 40 families at the end of the Disaster Risk Reduction Week (The New Times - Sunday, 21 October 2018) -- The Embassy of Rwanda in China has showcased the different tourism attractions in Rwanda to a cross-section of Chinese tourists and encouraged them to visit the country. Read More

Rwanda’s tourist attractions showcased in China (The New Times - Saturday, 20 October 2018) -- The Embassy of Rwanda in China has showcased the different tourism attractions in Rwanda to a cross-section of Chinese tourists and encouraged them to visit the country. Read More

Prolonged drought worries farmers in Kirehe district (The New Times - Friday, 19 October 2018) -- Maize farmers in Kirehe District are anticipating low output due to delayed planting that has been occasioned by prolonged drought. Read More

Uko ikoranabuhanga ryongereye umusaruro mu bucukuzi bw’amabuye y’agaciro, rinagabanya impanuka (Igihe - Thursday, 18 October 2018) -- Ubucukuzi bw’amabuye y’agaciro mu Rwanda butera imbere buri munsi binyuze mu ikoranabuhanga rishya ribukoreshwamo. Read More

Urubura rudasanzwe rwaguye i Rutsiro rwatunguye benshi (Amafoto) (Igihe - Thursday, 18 October 2018) -- Imvura ivanze n’urubura rudasanzwe yaguye mu mirenge itandukanye igize Akarere ka Rutsiro, yangiza imyaka myinshi y’abaturage ku buryo mu muhanda no mu mirima urubura rwari rumeze nk’aho ari mu bihe bimenyerewe ku migabane nk’u Burayi. Read More

Abantu barindwi bishwe n’ibiza mu minsi ine (Igihe - Thursday, 18 October 2018) -- Minisiteri ishinzwe Ibiza n’Impunzi (MIDIMAR), yatangaje ko mu minsi ine ibiza byibasiye ibice bitandukanye by’igihugu, byahitanye ubuzima bw’abantu barindwi bunangiza hegitari z’imyaka zisaga 890. Read More

Rubavu: Kaminuza ya UTB yateye ibiti 5000 inatangira mituweli abantu 900 (Igihe - Thursday, 18 October 2018) -- Kaminuza y’ubukerarugendo, ikoranabuhanga n’ubucuruzi (UTB), yateye ibiti 5000 ku musozi wa Rubavu, inatangira ubwisungane mu kwivuza imiryango 300 bo mu Murenge wa Rubavu mu Kagari ka Byahi. Read More

Magic Stove And Turning Plastic Waste Into Fuel (Taarifa - Thursday, 18 October 2018) -- With growing levels of consciousness about conservation of environment, schools or other facilities hosting large numbers of people may adopt a wonder stove to save on energy costs. Read More

Gazetted Forest Burns In Eastern Rwanda, Suspect Arrested (Taarifa - Thursday, 18 October 2018) -- Police in Kayonza District is holding one Sylvester Rwabuduranya for allegedly setting ablaze about 10 hectares of a forest located in Rwinkwavu Sector. Read More

Sitasiyo y’amashanyarazi ya Mont Kigali yongerewe imbaraga ngo ihaze uturere tune (Igihe - Wednesday, 17 October 2018) -- Guverinoma y’u Rwanda yungutse sitasiyo nto (substation) y’amashanyarazi yatwaye miliyari 12Frw, yitezweho guhaza amashanyarazi ibice by’uturere twa Nyarugenge, Bugesera, Kamonyi na Muhanga. Read More

FONERWA na RWARRI birutira abaturage umuvandimwe wa kure (Imvaho Nshya - Tuesday, 16 October 2018) -- Imihindagurikire y’ibihe ni ikibazo cyugarije Isi muri rusange. Kuba ikibazo cyabaho ariko ubwabyo si ikibazo kuko Isi si paradizo, ikibazo ni ukudakemura ikibazo gihari. Read More

Rwanda miners push for scrapping of mineral traceability fees (The New Times - Tuesday, 16 October 2018) -- The cost of tracing minerals is hurting the development of Rwanda’s mining industry, Rwanda Mining Association (RMA) said yesterday as it pushed for the reduction or completely abolishing the associated fees. Read More

 

Across Africa

Africa’s bumpy road to sustainable energy (The New Times - Friday, 19 October 2018) -- For years, Kenyans freely used and disposed of plastic bags. The bags were ubiquitous—in the markets, in the gutters and in the guts out of 3 out of every 10 animals taken to slaughter. Read More

Ghana: NADMA, Greater Accra Chiefs Meet Over Man-Made Disasters (All Africa - Thursday, 18 October 2018) -- The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in the Greater Accra Region has met with members of the Regional House of Chiefs in Dodowa, to discuss ways of minimising man-made disasters in the region. Read More

South Africa: Rain, Thunder to Lash Gauteng, KZN, Mpumalanga This Weekend (All Africa - Wednesday, 17 October 2018) -- A strong high pressure system south of South Africa is expected to produce heavy thundershowers and rain over the eastern parts of the country over the weekend. Read More

Africa urged to use electric cars to cut air pollution (SciDeV Net - Tuesday, 16 October 2018) -- Africa needs low carbon transport system such as electric cars to cut air pollution, say officials. According to environmental experts, electric vehicles reduce burning of fossil fuels, the main source of transportation-induced air pollution. Africa has many used cars that have little to no emission control mechanisms and that run on low quality fuel. Read More

 

From Around the World

Mu myaka 50 intambara zishingiye ku buke bw’amazi zizaba nyinshi ku isi (Umuseke - Thursday, 18 October 2018) -- Kugabanuka kw’amazi meza bizaterwa n’ibikorwa bya muntu birimo kumena imyanda mu Nyanja, kohereza ibyuka bihumanya ikirere, isuri n’ibindi. Read More

Everglades: climate change threatens years of work to reverse manmade damage (The Guardian - Wednesday, 17 October 2018) -- Report warns that rising temperatures threaten the Everglades, including changing rainfall patterns and accelerating sea-level rise. Read More

Leaders move past Trump to protect world from climate change (The Guardian - Tuesday, 16 October 2018) -- Far more must be invested in adapting to warming, says new global commission that aims to rebuild political will after US withdrawal from Paris agreement. Read More

How to beat air pollution? Stop burning the fields (The Guardian - Tuesday, 16 October 2018) -- Instead of contributing to smog by burning stubble, farmers are learning that waste products can be turned into profit. Read More

 

Sector Updates

Remarks by Minister Biruta at NDC Partnership Plan Validation Workshop (The Ministry of Environment - Sunday, 21 October 2018) -- Good morning to you all! Mwaramutse! It is a pleasure to be with you for today’s workshop to advance Rwanda’s efforts to address climate change as we build a strong and inclusive economy driven by green growth. Read More