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.

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

PAUL KAGAME : AN ECONOMIC MODEL FOR CAMEROON AND AFRICA

little more than 20 years ago, an airplane carrying Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira was shot down mysteriously on its descent into Kigali. The genocide that would consume Rwanda, a small Central African country, for the next 100 days will forever shock historians. The close-quarter murdering of over million people, largely by machetes, were coordinated...

EU signs Kigali Amendment

EUROPE: Following its ratification of the Kigali Amendment, yesterday, The EU has called on all Parties to the Montreal Protocol to take action on HFCs as soon as possible. The call came from Miguel Arias Cañete, the EU commissioner for climate action and energy, who said: “Delivering on the Kigali commitments will play a vital role in our global efforts...

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...

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...

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...

Energy Saving Habits Rwanda and Africa need to Develop

  Do you remember as a child being asked by your mother if you were “born in a barn?” There are plenty of reasons why this is important. The fact is that there are small things, even simple things, to incorporate into your every day life to see improvements in your energy usage without really having to do much of...

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...

Ethiopia and Eritrea Finally signed a Declaration to end the war

The President of Eritrea, Isaias Afewerki and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed signed a Declaration to end the war. This was reported by the Associated Press. The Declaration was signed in Asmara, the Eritrean capital. The head of Ethiopia and Eritrea signed agreement that will soon open embassies in their capitals. In addition, between the two countries will...

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...

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  

ABANYARWANDA TURATABAZA!!

Umva ubutumwa bukubiye mu gutabaza kwacu nk'abanyarwanda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQaUJRWQaAk

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...

Do you think “Monetary reparation” to Genocide Survivors is important?

In the past two weeks, you have read some stories on this website about “Genocide and Mass Atrocities: Causes, Actors and responses.” The short course which was organized by the AEGIS Trust through its Kigali Genocide Memorial Peace School was in line with helping participants to have critical thinking so they can become part of the Genocide prevention. The five-day course...

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...

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...

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.

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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...

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