Rwanda loses thousands of electrical energy due to flooding

This was revealed by an official representing Rwanda Energy Group (REG) at Rubavu Power Plant in the Western province of Rwanda. According to statistics given by Maurice Serugendo who is in charge of Rubavu Power plant, for instance, more than 60 thousands kilowatts of electricity get lost in a month due to river Sebeya flooding and this...

Rwanda and Costa Rica Sign an MoU on Payment for Ecosystem Services

Rwanda and Costa Rica have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Cooperation with a focus on payment for ecosystem services known as PES. The MoU has been supported by the International Union for Conservation Network (IUCN) and Conservation International. Speaking at the Signing Ceremony which took place on Friday 15th March...

Rwanda’s PM speech delivered at the 4th Session of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi

On 14th March 2019, Rwanda's Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente delivered Rwanda's Statement at the 4th Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) convened in Kenya. Here is the Full speech: Your Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya,Your Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri...

REMA delighted with a Local Company turning plastic waste into opportunities

The Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) was pleased with the work of AGROPLAST Ltd, a local company which is turning plastic wastes into reusable products, TOPAFRICANEWS reports. The AGROPLAST is one of a few companies in Rwanda who are ready to tackle an urgent issue in the World today of managing growing stocks of plastic waste.

Launch of the first ever Africa Protected Areas Congress

The launch steered awareness and visibility of the upcoming conference to be held on 18th to 23rd November this yearNAIROBI, Kenya, February 14, 2019/ -- This year’s Valentine day was marked on Thursday with special African flavour that saw the launch of the first-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) at Nairobi National Park’s historic...

Albania Ratifies the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

In an announcement made on Friday, Albania has agreed to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. Back in 2016 during the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in Kigali/Rwanda, more than 170 countries agreed to amend the Protocol. The Kigali Amendment aims...

Projects in Lake Victoria basin get $9.1m boost

The Washington based Global Environment Facility has approved $9.1 million for environmental projects in the Lake Victoria basin. GEF’s contribution will add to $251 million offered in kind by governments from East Africa to the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme (LVEMP) phase 3. GEF also has approved $1.3 million for Sudan’s...

Muhanga: Youth initiate a campaign to protect Environment

Youth in Muhanga District in the southern province of Rwanda launched a campaign called "GIRA ISUKU" aimed at protecting the environment as one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). GIRA Isuku campaign is a project  developed by five youth among 20 that were trained by Rwanda Youth in Solution (RYSO) and the  Ayana...

Huge desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewables power-house

Solar projects stretching across the Sahel region are expected to connect 250m people with electricity by tapping into the region’s abundant solar resourceABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, December 9, 2018/ -- The details of the “Desert to Power Initiative” have been outlined as part of the Paris Agreement climate change talks at COP24 in Katowice, Poland this week.Energy poverty...

RYAF launches 100 Million Fruits Tree planting program (Photos)

The Rwanda Youth in Agriculture Forum (RYAF) has launched the five year program of planting 100 million fruits trees across the country. The official launch took place on Saturday 8thDecember 2018 in Nyarubaka Sector, Gitare cell in Kamonyi District, part of the southern Province of Rwanda. The event was graced by various...

RDF Chief of Defence Staff visits Egyptian Armed Forces

The Chief of Defence Staff of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), Gen Patrick Nyamvumba conducted a working visit to Egypt from 3-5 December 2018 at the invitation of his counterpart, Lt Gen Mohamed Farid Hegazy, Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces. The CDS and his delegation participated in the International Exhibition of...

VIDEO: Dr. Biruta spoke on Rwanda’s Commitment to Green Growth (Speech)

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VIDEO: Africa Green Growth Forum held in a Paperless, Plastic Free Environment

Participants who are attending the Africa Green Growth Forum in Kigali, Rwanda are being hosted in a Paperless, Plastic free environment as the host country is putting more efforts in Green Growth Economy. At the Forum opening ceremony which took place at Kigali Convention Centre on Monday 26th November 2018, Participants including Ministers and other high level profiles guests had...

Rwanda signs MoU with African Risk Capacity to address extreme weather impacts

“The signing of the MoU with Rwanda is a testimony of our commitment to progressively provide technical cooperation on climate risk profiling as well as capacity building in disaster risk management in manner that boosts the country’s resilience against the impacts of climate risk and other natural disasters” - Mohamed Beavogui Johannesburg, November 21, 2018 – The Government of Rwanda...

RDF Commander-in-Chief appoints Ag. Reserve Force Chief of Staff

President Paul Kagame also Commander-in-Chief of the Rwanda Defence Force has appointed Maj Gen Aloys MUGANGA as Ag Reserve Force Chief of Staff (RFCOS). He replaces Gen Fred IBINGIRA who has been holding the place since 2010.

Rwanda Cabinet approved the Establishment of Water Resources Board

The Government of Rwanda has approved the establishment of the Water Resources Board. The approval was made during an Extraordinary Cabinet Meeting chaired by His Excellency the President of the Republic, Paul KAGAME on Monday 19th November 2018. Water Resources Managers commended the move as a sign of the Government commitment to the sustainable Management of Water Resources. The Department of Water...

Rwanda to host inaugural Africa Green Growth Forum

Rwanda will host the first ever Africa Green Growth Forum, gathering more than 1,000 investors, policy makers and financial specialists from across the continent to share experiences in green growth and climate resilient development. The weeklong forum takes place from 26 to 30 November 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centre and at sites around the country. Themed ‘For A Green and...

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Four Rwandans arrested in Kenya

Four Rwandese Nationals have been charged in an Eldoret court for being in Kenya illegally, TOPAFRICANEWS has learnt. The court heard that the accused were arrested working in a bakery in town without a valid working Daily Nation posted a video in which the court was hearing from them about their illegal stay in Kenya. https://youtu.be/D1VghmGBDZ8  

Experts advised Egypt on Modernization of Water sector

Water Managements Experts have advised Egypt to focus more on home-grown tailor-made versions of improved planning and monitoring instruments as prerequisite for the sustainable management of water resources. With the increasing number of population in the Nile basin it is advisable for Egypt to contribute to a new BASIN- WIDE water policy, Experts said. Speaking at the Egypt First Cairo Water...

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Somalia recalls its Geneva envoy over abstaining from vote

MOGADISHU (Halbeeg News)-Somali ambassador to Switzerland, Faduma Abdullahi Mohamed was Saturday summoned by the country’s Foreign ministry over abstaining from UN Human...