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 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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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

https://youtu.be/ZZBlpoa0xOA Also Read: Africa Green Growth Forum held in a Paperless, Plastic Free Environment

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Goma through the camera Lens of TOPAFRICANEWS Reporter

Goma is the capital city of North Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located on the northern shore of Lake Kivu, next to the Rwandan city of Gisenyi. The lake and the two cities are in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift system. TOPAFRICANEWS Correspondent helps you to explore...

Forests Management in Central Africa Convergence Plan discussed in Kigali

The Central Africa Forests Commission (COMIFAC) member counties have committed themselves fifteen years ago to work together for the conservation and the sustainable management of the forest ecosystems of their respective countries. At the conference held in Kigali on Monday, May 30, 2018, the Rwandan Minister of Forests and Lands who is also Chair of COMIFAC, Francine Tumushime explained that...

In Front of the Government, Kagame thanks Louise Mushikiwabo (SPEECH)

President Paul Kagame has thanked Louise Mushikiwabo for the invaluable work she did for her country. President Kagame was at Parliament to officiate the swearing-in of new cabinet members and other senior government officials on Friday He said "We are proud of what she has done for our country. And she continues to do this in La Francophonie." Louise Mushikiwabo was elected...

TOPAFRICANEWS hits a record of Popularity after three months

KIGALI: 27TH AUGUST, 2018: TOPAFRICANEWS.COM has hit a record of Popularity after three months since it was launched. According to Alexa.com, TOPAFRICANEWS.COM is ranked among top 30 popular Rwandan News Websites. Alexa.com is a global pioneer in the world of websites analytical insight whose global traffic rank is a measure of how a website is doing relative to all other sites...

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...