Green Rwanda Media Review - 5 March 2018

​Summary

  • Igihe reports that 900 people have been displaced by floods in Rubavu District
  • ​Igihe writes that Rwanda Climate Change and Development Network will receive $2.5m for climate change​ mitigation efforts
  • Mining Global reports that 50 new mining licenses will be granted in Rwanda to help meet the country's $2 billion target
  • The New Times writes that three people were arrested for poaching in Nyungwe National Park
  • KT Press reports that the City of Kigali plans to relocate residents in High Risk Zones
  • The East Africa publishes a piece on Meteo Rwanda's forecast for the current agricultural season B 

 

Review

Rwanda

Kigali The Cleanest City: But Do You Know What It Takes? (KT Press - Sunday 4 March 2018) -- Mid last year, Primary school children were crossing a road in the busy Kicukiro ‘Centre’ area in the capital Kigali. Read more

Rwanda meteorology predicts poor rains in season B (The East Africa -- Sunday 4 March 2018) -- In the just started farming season B 2018, Rwanda Meteorology Agency (Meteo) forecasts a short and depressed rainy season countrywide, excluding the surrounding parts of Nyungwe and Volcanoes National parks, which are expected to have normal to above normal rainfall. Read More

Rubavu: Sebeya yakuye mu byabo imiryango irenga 900 (Igihe - Sunday 4 March 2018) -- Imvura y’umurindi yaguye mu Karere Ka Rubavu, ku wa 3 Werurwe 2018, yateje umwuzure, umugezi wa Sebeya usenya inzu 26, izindi zirenga 900 nazo zinjirwamo n’amazi ku buryo abari batuyemo bagiye gucumbikirwa mu baturanyi. Read more

Musanze: Hari abaturage bakora urugendo rw’amasaha ane bagiye gushaka amazi meza (Igihe - Friday 2 March 2018) -- Abaturage bo mu Murenge wa Nkotsi, Akarere ka Musanze, bahangayikishijwe n’ikibazo cy’amazi, bahora bavoma amazi mu bishanga kuko kugera ahari ameza bisaba urugendo rw’amasaha abarirwa muri ane. Read more

Asaga miliyoni 2.5 $ agiye kwifashishwa mu guhangana n’ingaruka z’imihindagurikire y’ibihe mu Rwanda (Igihe - Wednesday 28 February 2018) -- Ihuriro ryagiyeho rigamije guhangana n’imihindagurikire y’ibihe, RCCDN ‘Rwanda Climate change and development network’, rigiye kwifashisha miliyoni 2.8 z’amadolari ya Amerika mu bikorwa byaryo mu gihe cy’imyaka itanu. Read more

Three arrested over poaching in Nyungwe (The New Times - Wednesday 28 February 2018) -- Three people have been arrested in Nyungwe National Park over poaching. Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Innocent Gasasira, the police spokesperson for the Western region confirmed the arrest. Read more

Abantu batatu batawe muri yombi bamaze kwica impongo muri Nyungwe (Igihe - Wednesday 28 February 2018) -- Abahigi batatu baguwe mu gitumo muri Pariki y’Igihugu ya Nyungwe bafatanywe impongo ebyiri bari bamaze kwica bakoresheje ibikoresho bitandukanye birimo imitego, n’amacumu bahita bajyanwa gucumbikirwa kuri Sitasiyo ya Polisi ya Kamembe. Read more

British firm to search for oil in Rwanda (The East African - Tuesday 27 February 2018) --- Rwandan company Ngali Mining that won the petroleum exploration rights in Lake Kivu has tapped a British firm to search for the hydrocarbons. Read more

Work closely with farmers to prevent crop losses (The New Times - Monday 26 February 2018) -- Rwanda Meteorology Agency last week called on farmers across the country to start planting crops, warning that the current rainy season will be shorter than usual. Read more

City Of Kigali To Relocate Residents From High Risk Zones (KT Press - Tuesday 27 February 2018) --- Rurangwa Innocent, a resident of Mount Rebero, Nyarurama cell, Kabeza village in Kicukiro district has always watched his family land carried away by erosion, and he sometimes lost property to landslides. Read more

Optimism as mining sector shows signs of a rebound (The New Times - Tuesday 27 February 2018) --- Rwanda’s mineral export revenues contributed the biggest share to Rwanda’s foreign exchange earnings during 2017. Read more

Minagri yemeje ko umwaka utaha nta mbuto zo guhinga zizongera gutumizwa mu mahanga (Igihe - Tuesday 27 February 2018) -- Minisiteri y’Ubuhinzi n’Ubworozi (Minagri) yatangaje ko hari ingamba zashyizweho zo gutuburira imbuto mu gihugu, ku buryo guhera muri Nzeri 2019 u Rwanda rutazongera gutumiza imbuto zo guhinga mu mahanga. Read more

Kamonyi: Arashinja umwe mu bayobozi mu Karere kumwambura ikirombe cy’umucanga (Umuseke - Tuesday 27 February 2018) -- Mu Karere ka Kamonyi hamaze iminsi havugwa ibibazo mu bucukuzi bw’amabuye y’agaciro n’imicanga. Abakora ibi bikorwa batunga agatoki bamwe mu bakozi b’akarere kwijandika mu buriganya bukorwa muri ubu bucukuzi. Umwe mu baturage arashinja Umuyobozi kugira uruhare mu kumwambura ikorombe hakoreshejwe amayeri. Read more

50 new mining licences for Rwanda as mining investment target set for $2 billion (Mining Global - Saturday 24 February 2018) --- More than 50 new mining licenses are set to be granted in Rwanda in 2018, as the country looks to boost its mining investment even further. Read more

 

​Across Africa

Anger as rail construction begins in Nairobi National Park (AFP - Thursday 1 March 2018) --- Kenyan conservationists expressed outrage Thursday after construction of a railway line began inside Nairobi's famed national park, saying this defied a court order halting the project. Read more

Why protection of the environment should be a concern of all Kenyans (Standard Media - Thursday 1 March 2018) -- It is amazing how fatalistic some Kenyans have become. Most live recklessly and behave like automatons, easily manipulated by the scheming political class. On Monday this week, hundreds of individuals disrupted traffic flow at Limuru along the Nairobi-Nakuru road, ostensibly to protest against the ban on charcoal burning and transportation in Kitui County. Read more

South Africa's parliament endorses land expropriation without compensation (Reuters - Tuesday 27 February 2018) --- South Africa’s parliament on Tuesday passed a motion brought by the radical left party, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), to carry out land expropriation without compensation, a key pillar of the ruling ANC government and new President Cyril Ramaphosa. Read more

Managing environmental stress in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp (UN Environment - February 2018) -- Informal settlements, constructed mainly using a variety of materials such as iron sheets, mud, or traditional thatching, dot the landscape and offer residents relief from the sweltering heat, which can sometimes reach 40 degrees Celsius during the day and only drop to the low 30s at night. Read more

The 'water war' brewing over the new River Nile dam (BBC - 24 February 2018) -- A new dam on the Nile could trigger a war over water unless Ethiopia can agree a deal with Egypt and Sudan, writes the BBC's Africa Correspondent Alastair Leithead. Read More

 

From Around the World

Total ban on bee-harming pesticides likely after major new EU analysis (The Guardian - Wednesday 28 February 2018) -- The world’s most widely used insecticides pose a serious danger to both honeybees and wild bees, according to a major new assessment from the European Union’s scientific risk assessors. Read more

More than 100 cities now mostly powered by renewable energy, data shows (The Guardian - Tuesday 27 February 2018) -- The number of cities reporting they are predominantly powered by clean energy has more than doubled since 2015, as momentum builds for cities around the world to switch from fossil fuels to renewable sources. Read more

U Budage: Imodoka zikoresha mazutu byemejwe ko zikumirwa mu mijyi (Igihe - Tuesday 27 February 2018) -- Urukiko rwo mu Mujyi wa Leipzig mu Budage kuri uyu wa Kabiri rwemeje umwanzuro uha imijyi yo muri iki gihugu uburenganzira bwo gukumira imodoka zikoresha mazutu, icyemezo gishobora gutuma ibi bitangira kwigwaho no mu bindi bihugu biri ku mugabane w’u Burayi. Read more

 

Sector Updates

Meteo Rwanda isobanura ibirebana n'Imihindagurikire y'Ibihe Kigali (Meteo Rwanda YouTube - 27 February 2018) -- Meteo Rwanda iratangaza ko kubera ikibazo cy'imihindagurikire y'Ibihe ubushyuhe bugenda burushaho kwiyongera umunsi ku wundi. Ibi ngo bigenda bigira ingaruka ku binyabuzima, ku bimera ndetse no ku bihingwa bitandukanye ku buryo hari ibihingwa bitacyera magingo aya. Ikiganiro Musoni Didace, Umuyobozi w'Ishami rishinzwe Gukusanya Ibipimo, Kubisesengura no kureba ko byujuje Ubuziranenge nibyo agarukaho muri iki kiganiro yagiranye na Radio Rwanda. Watch

Minister Francine commended Nyarugenge residents to embrace Land registration (MINILAF - Saturday 24 February 2018) -- Rwanda commits to boost land week as a bid to promote land registration and unsure good use of land resources across the country. Launching land week in nyarugenge district on 23th Feb 2018Francine Tumushime Minister of Land and Forestry said that land use Master plan has been developed to help citizens to manage their land. Read more

 

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