Green Rwanda Media Review - 3 August 2020

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

Summary

  • Rwanda TV reports that rice farmers in Gisagara have raised concerns about a lack of capital, which has caused a decrease in yields.
  • Sci-tech Daily reports that mountain gorillas living in large groups have less diverse social relationships.
  • Top Africa News reports that the Green City Kigali construction is set to start in 2022.
  • Travel Leisure Magazine reports on how Rwanda has become one of the world’s great conservation success stories.
  • CNBC Africa reports about an initiative that seeks to educate Rwandan youth on green entrepreneurship.
  • Rwanda National Police reports that fishermen have been warned against smuggling.

 

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Rwanda

Uburobyi mu kiyaga cya Kivu bwahagaritswe mu gihe cy’amezi abiri (Igihe - Sunday, 2 August 2020) -- Ikigo gishinzwe Iterambere ry’ubuhinzi n’ubworozi mu Rwanda (RAB) cyatangaje ko ibikorwa by’uburobyi byakorerwaga mu kiyaga cya Kivu byabaye bihagaritswe mu gihe cy’amezi abiri. Uko guhagarika uburobyi bigamije guha amafi umwanya wo kongera kororoka no kongera umusaruro. Read More

Kirehe: Bamaze imyaka icyenda bategereje ingurane y’ubutaka bwabo (Kigali Today - Saturday, 1 August 2020) -- Abaturage 22 bo mu Murenge wa Mushikiri mu Karere ka Kirehe, ahubatswe icyuzi cya Cyunuzi cyororerwamo amafi, bavuga ko bamaze imyaka icyenda bishyuza ingurane y’ubutaka bwabo bwarengewe n’amazi y’icyo cyuzi ariko amaso yaheze mu kirere. Read More

Rwanda Sets Ambitious Reforestation Targets (KT Press - Friday, 31 July 2020) -- On 23 July, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released the new set of Global Standard for Nature-based solutions (NbS) that will act as a benchmark for preserving nature with intent to promote sustainable green growth. Read More

Regreening Africa: An initiative that puts farmers first in Rwanda (The New Times - Friday, 31 July 2020) -- Regreening Africa has set an ambitious target to restore ecosystems in Bugesera, Kayonza, Gatsibo and Nyagatare districts in Rwanda, and in return improve the resilience of smallholder farmers therein. Read More

How the hard lesson of COVID could help gorillas (CNN - Friday, 31 July 2020) -- The sudden and deadly appearance of Covid-19 has shaken our nations around the world to their core. Governments were caught by surprise, unprepared to battle a pandemic within their own borders. But here's the thing: We in the conservation community weren't surprised at all. Read More

Igishushanyo mbonera cy’imikoreshereze y’ubutaka: Ubuhinzi bwagenewe 47%, imiturire 15% (RBA - Friday, 31 July 2020) -- Abaturage bavuze ko igishushanyo mbonera cy'imikoreshereze no kubyaza umusaruro ubutaka ku rwego rw'igihugu cyemejwe n'inama y'abaminisitiri, kigiye gukemura inzitizi bahuraga na zo zo kutamenya icyo ubutaka bwagenewe. ubuhinzi bwagenewe 47;2% mu gihe imiturire ari 15%. Read More

How Costa Rica Slowed, Stopped, Then Reversed Deforestation in Their Rainforests (Good News Network - Thursday, 30 July 2020) -- In the 1970s and 80s, Costa Rica had the highest deforestation rates in Latin America—but the next few decades saw the country halt her forest loss, initiate replanting and conservation efforts, and regrow almost all of her lost tree cover. Read More

Koperative igurisha Tungurusumu mu mahanga ihangayikishijwe n’ubwanikiro (Imvaho Nshya - Thursday, 30 July 2020) -- Koperative “Dutere Imbere Dukoresheje Amaboko Yacu” yo mu karere ka Musanze mu Ntara y’Amajyaruguru igurishiriza Tungurusumu hanze y’Igihugu, ihangayikishijwe no kutagira ubwanikiro cyangwa imashini yumutsa. Read More

Ishyamba rya Nyungwe ryahiye harakekwa ko inkongi yatejwe n’abavumvu (Umuseke - Thursday, 30 July 2020) -- Ishyamba rya Nyungwe ryatangiye gushya ku wa Gatatu mu masaha y’ijoro, bivugwa ko inkongi yaba yatewe n’abavumvu bashaka ubuki. Read More

Rusizi: Abarobyi 3 bafungiwe kwinjiza ibicuruzwa bya magendu mu Rwanda (Imvaho Nshya - Thursday, 30 July 2020) -- Ishami rya Polisi rishinzwe umutekano wo mu mazi, ryakoze igikorwa cyo kurwanya abacuruzi ba magendu bifashisha ikiyaga cya Kivu bakambutsa ibicuruzwa bya magendu nyuma y’aho ku wa Kabiri tariki ya 28 Nyakanga, hafashwe abarobyi batatu bakoreraga ku gice cyo mu Murenge wa Nkombo, mu Karere ka Rusizi, bakaba bakurikiranweho gufasha abacuruzi ba magendu kwinjiza mu Rwanda ibicuruzwa byabo. Read More

Minisitiri Mujawamariya yahawe ikaze mu nama ifata ibyemezo mu muryango Nile Basin Initiative (IGIHE - Thursday, 30 July 2020) -- Ubunyamabanga bw’Umuryango w’Ibihugu bihuriye ku ruzi rwa Nil, Nile Basin Initiative bwahaye ikaze Minisitiri w’Ibidukikije mu Rwanda, Dr Mujawamariya Jeanne d Arc mu nama nkuru ifata ibyemezo. Read More

Rice farmers in Gisagara decry lack of capital which has caused a drastic decrease in yields (Rwanda TV - Wednesday, 29 July 2020) -- Rice farmers in the Ngiryi marshland in Musha sector of Gisagara district have decried lack of sufficient funds that has caused a drastic decrease in their yields. Watch Video

Bank Of Kigali Launches ‘Special’ Loans To Upgrade Taxi Cabs (KT Press - Wednesday, 29 July 2020) -- Taxi cab drivers in Rwanda have been given a possibility to drive brand new cars, which comes with a boost in customer care and an opportunity to save money they have been using in servicing second-hand cars. Read More. Also published in The New Times

Why Rwanda amended anti-money laundering law (The New Times - Wednesday, 29 July 2020) -- Rwanda recently amended anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing law and regulations leading to questions on the necessity of the move. Was it out of a rise in cases and incidences? Was it to improve attractiveness to investment? Read More

Hari icyizere ko ukwezi kwa Nzeri kwazasiga ikiraro cya Kanyonyomba gisanwe (Kigali Today - Tuesday, 28 July 2020) -- Mu kwezi kwa Gicurasi 2020, ubwo ibiza byangizaga ibikorwa remezo bitandukanye hirya no hino mu gihugu, icyo kiraro na cyo cyarangiritse cyane, ku buryo ubu abahanyura bibasaba gukoresha ubwato, kandi na bwo ni ubwato busanzwe buto abaturage bifashisha mu bwikorezi bworoheje. Read More

WASAC irizeza abatuye i Kigali na Bugesera ko mu Kuboza bazabona amazi ahagije (RBA - Tuesday, 28 July 2020) -- Abatuye mu Karere ka Bugesera n'ibice by'Umujyi wa Kigali bikunze kubura amazi baragaragaza ikibazo cy'ibura ry'amazi meza nk'inzitizi ku buzima bwiza n'iterambere. Ikigo gishinzwe amazi isuku n'isukura ariko kiratanga icyizere ko icyo kibazo kizakemuka bitarenze ukwezi kwa 12 uyu mwaka. Read More

Intego yo kwinjiza miliyoni 800 z’amadorari avuye mu mabuye y’agaciro ishobora kutazagerwaho (RBA - Tuesday, 28 July 2020) -- Abari mu rwego rw’ubucukuzi bw'amabuye y'agaciro basobanura ko n'ubwo ibiciro byayo byagabanutse ku isoko mpuzamahanga ngo bitazababuza gukomeza gucukura no kubika umusaruro babona kugira ngo igihe isoko rizongera kuba ryiza bazagurishe. Read More

Mountain Gorillas That Live in Large Groups Have Less Diverse Social Relationships (Sci-Tech Daily - Tuesday, 28 July 2020) -- Mountain gorillas that live in oversized groups may have to limit the number of strong social relationships they form, new research suggests. Read More

Kinyinya Green City Construction starts by 2022 (Top Africa News - Tuesday, 28 July 2020) -- Official from Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) has revealed on Monday that the construction of Kinyinya/Kigali Green City is set to begin by 2022. Read More

How Rwanda Became One of the World’s Great Conservation Success Stories (Travel Leisure Magazine - Monday, 27 July 2020) -- Just a few years ago, gorillas were the only draw for visitors to irrepressibly beautiful, once-war-torn Rwanda. But today, the country is one of Africa’s best safari destinations — home to chimpanzees, elephants, rhinos, lions, and more. Read More

This initiative seeks to educate Rwandan youth on green entrepreneurship (CNBC Africa - Monday, 27 July 2020) -- In a move to address challenges in climate change, Global Green Growth Institute put in place Greenpreneurs program to support young entrepreneurs who have solutions for a healthy environment, a safe climate, and a thriving clean economy. Watch Video

 

Sector Updates

Fishermen warned against smuggling (Rwanda National Police - Wednesday, 29 July 2020) -- Police have cautioned fishermen against fraud and facilitating smugglers. Read More

 

Across Africa

Eatrich Farms Introduces New Investment Initiative for Nigerians (This Day Live - Thursday, 30 July 2020) -- Agribusiness firm, Eatrich Farms, has rolled out a new investment platform, ‘Green Africa Project (GAP).’ Read More

Killer of Rafiki, Uganda's rare silverback mountain gorilla, jailed (BBC News - Thursday, 30 July 2020) -- The killer of one of Uganda's best-known mountain gorillas, Rafiki, has been jailed for 11 years. Read More

Gates Foundation’s ‘Failing’ Green Revolution in Africa: New Report (USRTK - Wednesday, 29 July 2020) -- New research from the Tufts Global Development and Environment Institute levels harsh critiques at the billion-dollar Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. Read More

Anchoring a Green Recovery in São Tomé and Príncipe (BirdLife International - Tuesday, 28 July 2020) -- In wake of the COVID-19, BirdLife is adapting its conservation programmes in São Tomé and Príncipe islands to address the economic and social crisis caused by the pandemic, seeking to herald a green future in this island state. Read More

1st Ethiopian-Assembled All-Electric Hyundai Ioniq Rolls Out Of Haile Gebrselassie’s Marathon Motor Engineering Plant (Cleantechnica - Monday, 27 July) -- Marathon Motor Engineering, a joint venture between Hyundai Motor Company and Olympic Champion Haile Gebrselassie, has started assembling the all-electric Hyundai Ioniq in Ethiopia. Read More

 

From Around the World

Habitat loss sparks a cascade of ecosystem damage: Study (The Jakarta Post - Thursday, 30 July 2020) -- The effects of shrinking habitats on wildlife are more profound and wide-ranging than often assumed, a study published Wednesday found, as researchers warned that many forecasts underestimate how many species are lost in fragmented environments. Read More

Rising CO2 levels could have a 'very severe' global impact, according to the latest research (World Economic Forum - Thursday, 30 July 2020) -- Scientists are getting closer to working out the exact impact that increasing levels of CO2 will have on climate change. Read More

Latin America urged to boost green jobs for pandemic recovery (Reuters - Wednesday, 29 July 2020) -- Latin America could create 15 million new green jobs in climate and nature protection over the next decade if countries aim to cut carbon emissions as part of sustainable economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis, researchers said on Wednesday. Read More

COVID-19 Has Delayed Global Climate Talks, but Viable Climate Change Mitigation Strategies Still Exist (Resources Magazine - Monday, 27 July 2020) -- The coronavirus has temporarily reduced global emissions—but the pandemic could ultimately prove detrimental to the world's climate change trajectory. Read More