Green Rwanda Media Review - 9 April 2018

Summary

  • Imvaho Nshya writes that Governor of the Northern Province has promised clean water to Gakenke residents
  • The New Times reports that smallholder farmers are glad that they receive timely climate information
  • CSR News writes that African countries will meet in Kenya to discuss climate action
  • View photos of wild species around the world featured in The Guardian

 

Review

Rwanda

Harnessing the 175,000ha arable Rusizi plain (The New Times - Sunday April 8, 2018) -- When heavy rains and floods hit Rwanda’s Bugarama valley last month, part of the larger Rusizi plain shared between Rwanda, Burundi and the DR Congo, rice farmers counted heavy losses. Read more

Guverineri Gatabazi yijeje Abanyagakenke amazi meza (Imvaho Nshya - Saturday 7 April 2018) -- Guverineri w’Intara y’Amajyaruguru Gatabazi JMV ubwo yasuraga amasoko ya Nyarubira, Gasayo na Nyarubunda mu murenge wa Coko yijeje abatuye Gakenke kugezwaho amazi meza. Read more

Smallholder farmers say access to climate information bearing fruit (The New Times - Friday 6 April 2018) -- A visiting Tanzanian delegation on Wednesday toured Bugesera District where they interacted with smallholder farmers who are using climate information to inform their day-to-day decisions on their agriculture activities. Read more

Muhanga: REMA yoroje inka abaturage 78 (Igihe - Friday 6 April 2018) -- Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe kubungabunga ibidukikije (REMA), cyahaye inka abaturage bagera kuri 78 bo mu Murenge wa Nyarusange mu Karere ka Muhanga, kibasaba kugira uruhare mu bikorwa byo kwita ku bidukikije. Read more

Burera: Umugore yaguye mu mugezi uruhinja yari ahetse ruhasiga ubuzima (Umuseke - Thursday 5 April 2018) -- Nyuma y’imvura nyinshi yaguye ejo ku wa 3 Mata, ikaba nyinshi cyane mu birunga, yatumye umugezi witwa Nyabyungo wuzura utembana umugore wari uhetse uruhinja ruvamo runahasiga ubuzima. Umugore witwa Izabayo Olive w’imyaka 21, utuye mu murenge wa Gahunga, mu karere ka Burera, ejo yari avuye gushyingura mu mudugudu wa Kigote mu kagari ka Gisizi, mu murenge wa Gahunga. Read more

Agric will remain a priority sector – Premier (The New Times - Thursday 5 April 2018) -- Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente yesterday commended achievements made in the country’s agriculture sector and pledged the Government’s commitment to further increase funding to the sector to deal with the remaining challenges. Read more

Rwanda To Increase Agricultural Research Centers (KT Press - Wednesday 4 April 2018) -- Rwanda has set a new research strategy that will improve agriculture production in 2018, and enhance the country’s resilience to climate change. Read more

The Rock yinjiye mu bafana b’ingagi zo mu Birunga (Kigali Today - April 4, 2018) -- The Rock umukinnyi w’ikirangirire muri Hollywood yahawe ingagi azabera ‘Parrain’, nyuma y’uko filime aherutse gukina yatumye akunda ubuzima bw’ingagi akiyemeza kuba umuvugizi wazo. Read More

U Rwanda, Uganda na RDC mu gukaza ubufatanye bwita ku binyabuzima byo mu Birunga (Igihe - Wednesday 4 April 2018) -- Ibihugu birimo u Rwanda, Uganda na Repubulika Iharanira Demokarasi ya Congo bihurira ku birunga byiyemeje guteza imbere ubufatanaye mu kubungabunga urusobe rw’ibinyabuzima bibamo. Read More

Rwamagana: Abacukuzi 4 bamaze 72h baheze mu kirombe bavanywemo ari bazima (Umuseke - Wednesday 4 April 2018) -- Rwamagana – Mu gitondo cyo kuri uyu wa kabiri, abacukuzi bane (4) bari bagwiriwe n’ikirombe mu Murenge wa Mwulire, Akagari ka Ntunga bakuwemo bakiri bazima nyuma y’amasaha 72 barabuze ubuvamo, ngo uretse umunaniro n’inzara ntakindi kibazo bari bafite. Read more

I Nyamata hari Radar itanga amakuru buri 7min ku iteganyagihe ry’u Rwanda (Umuseke - Wednesday 4 April 2018) -- Nta muhinzi washyira imbuto mu butaka azi neza konta mvura iri vuba, ntanuwakwanika imyaka cyangwa imyenda azi ko imvura iri bwirize itavanyeho, aya makuru Radar ya Meteo Rwanda ubu iba yayerekanye mbere, abayikoresha ariko ngo ni bacye, abanyarwanda nabo ngo si benshi baratangira gukurikira cyane no gukorera ku makuru yatanzwe n’iteganyagihe. Read more

 

Across Africa

Govt moves to ban ‘old’ car imports (Monitor - Sunday 8 April 2018) -- Ugandans will not be allowed to import vehicles of eight years old or more from the date of manufacture if a controversial government Bill before Parliament is approved. Read more

Climate change is feeding armed conflict in Somalia (ISS Today - Friday 6 April 2018) -- The blast that killed over 350 people and the double car bombing in Mogadishu last October have frustrated Somalia’s efforts to build stability. Read more

48 African Countries Meet in Nairobi to Explore Climate Change Technologies (CSR News - Wednesday 4 April 2018) -- Climate experts from Africa will meet next week in Kenya to discuss collaboration and technology transfer. Read more

Tanzania mulls banning plastic materials (The New Times - Monday 2 April 2018) -- Tanzania is still weighing the impact of the envisaged ban on the use of polythene materials before effecting it. Read more

 

From Around the World

The week in wildlife – in pictures (Guardian - Friday 6 April 2018) -- Whales, howler monkeys and signs of spring are among the pick of wildlife images from around the world. View photos

Climate change is a more partisan issue than ever, and Donald Trump is to blame (Mashable - Friday 6 April 2018) -- The Trump administration's rollbacks of crucial climate change policies, from the intended pullout from the Paris Agreement to the scuttled Clean Power Plan, have earned most of the media attention and scorn from environmentalists. Read more

Air pollution might be the new lead (Popsci - Thursday 5 April 2018) -- Sometimes air pollution is easy to see. It billows off the top of smoke stacks, and out the tailpipes of cars zooming down the highway. Read more

With political will, we could easily solve our transport problems (The Guardian - Tuesday 4 April 2018) -- George Monbiot makes some useful points in his article bemoaning the influence of the lobbying power of the motor industry (We must break the car’s chokehold on Britain, 2 August). Read more

 

Sector Updates

University students pledge action for environment conservation (REMA - 2 April 2018) -- Members of environmental clubs at several universities and higher learning institutions across the country have pledged to be actively engaged in efforts aimed at conserving Rwanda’s environment. Read More

NBCEs Community-to-Community Exchange 2017 - Event Report (ARCOS Network) - Download Report Here

 

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