JOHNSON KANAMUGIRE

JOHNSON KANAMUGIRE

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AFRICA
Govts in Africa mull migration policy changes to cater for climate refugees

Govts in Africa mull migration policy changes to cater for climate refugees

The delegates at PAFOM want revision of the conventions to address the normative gap in the refugee laws.  Besides, the costs of these disasters in terms of loss of lives, property, asset and livelihoods losses, and infrastructure damages remain undercounted and uncompensated.

AFRICA
Non-ratification of AU treaties slows down continental flagship projects' implementation

Non-ratification of AU treaties slows down continental flagship projects' implementation

Several treaties negotiated and agreed upon at African Union (AU) level cannot be enforced as member States continue to drag feet on ratifications. The commission now banks on the on-going monitoring and evaluation exercise to determine status of implementation of decisions adopted over the past 10...

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Road to ‘African’ COP27: Activists talk tough on climate reparations, injustices

Road to ‘African’ COP27: Activists talk tough on climate reparations, injustices

It has emerged the $100 billion climate finance pledge by rich nations – which remains unfulfilled to date -- was political pledge neither based on multilateral negotiations nor the need assessment by developing nations. In reality, experts say, climate vulnerable African nations need at least $1.3...

ON MEDIA
BACK TO SCHOOL: Uniform fees good for the poor

BACK TO SCHOOL: Uniform fees good for the poor

The education sector regulator imposed restrictions on other requirements a parent can be subjected to, definitely scrapping things like hoes, rubber mops, ream of papers and all the others that schools obliged parents to purchase – mostly at shop and prices determined by school managers.

SPECIAL REPORTS
Food costs rise as drought, botched irrigation schemes induce supply deficits

Food costs rise as drought, botched irrigation schemes induce supply deficits

With 90 percent of Rwanda's cropland located on slopes, the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) shows only 63,742 ha were under irrigation as of 2020 — including 37,273 ha of marshlands; 8,780 ha of hillsides, and 17,689 ha of small scale irrigation. The government missed the 2020...

ON MEDIA
Abstinence-only approach to teens and sex has failed, act before it's too late

Abstinence-only approach to teens and sex has failed, act before it's too late

The church, just like conservative parents and educationists, are still worried that talking openly to adolescents about sex and giving them access to tools and services that protect them would be synonymous with encouraging them to indulge in sexual intercourse. Their position has not changed even...

OPINION
DRESS CODE ON TRIAL: Use social remedies, not jail, to fix social ills

DRESS CODE ON TRIAL: Use social remedies, not jail, to fix social ills

If, of all issues Rwandans are grappling with at the moment, a general dress code policy is what is need the most, then let it be.  However, it must have nothing to do with a particular gender, and a good one shouldn’t send those who violate it to jail.

EAST AFRICA
US diplomats end Africa trip with accent on peace, rights, trade with Russia

US diplomats end Africa trip with accent on peace, rights, trade with Russia

The diplomats tackled a wide range of issues from security, cooperation with regard recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, and the push to have African countries halt oil purchases from Russia even as they emphasize governments are free to decide who to trade, partner with and their...

OPINION
Kigali mass transport crisis: Is this the return of minibuses?

Kigali mass transport crisis: Is this the return of minibuses?

The regulator will have to address a number of issues from short term contracts that do not allow investors to secure new capital investment to cope with increased demand, and a tariff current operators say does not reflect actual costs, among others.

ON MEDIA
‘African’ COP27: Why expect highly contentious meeting in Egypt

‘African’ COP27: Why expect highly contentious meeting in Egypt

A recent report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) points to escalation of droughts, floods, extreme storms or wildfires, among others that threaten food security and livelihoods of millions of people, as well as harming species and ecosystems across resource-poor countries.

ON MEDIA
Post APAC: Eyes now on African govts to prioritise conservation in spending

Post APAC: Eyes now on African govts to prioritise conservation in spending

So far, key Pan-African conservation organisations spearheading the scheme say it’s too early to determine when the governance structure, capitalization and disbursement modalities for A-PACT will be deliberated and agreed upon by concerned parties

INTERVIEWS
Africa needs own pool of funds to drive conservation agenda - Kumah

Africa needs own pool of funds to drive conservation agenda - Kumah

Conservationists pushing for the establishment of the fund say at least $200 billion is needed to meet routine costs of conserving estates managed by state agencies, indigenous peoples, local communities or private individuals across the 54 countries.

AFRICA
Big salaries, posh offices and cars eating up funding for conservation in Africa

Big salaries, posh offices and cars eating up funding for conservation in Africa

A new study published by Maliasili and Synchronicity Earth, both African organisations whose work revolves around community-based approaches to conservation show that indigenous people and local communities across the globe receive less than 1 per cent of all climate funding, while African organizations...

AFRICA
Inside Africa’s $200bn conservation funding plan: What we know

Inside Africa’s $200bn conservation funding plan: What we know

Some $2 billion to $3 billion is what is urgently needed annually to allow the fund to kickstart and support the protected and conserved areas on the continent, according to Frederick Kumah, Vice President of Kenya-based African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), the organization spearheading ongoing push to...

EAST AFRICA
APAC: African leaders moot multi-billion dollar conservation trust fund

APAC: African leaders moot multi-billion dollar conservation trust fund

Conservation experts attending first ever continental gathering on conservation dubbed the Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) in Kigali, which opened on July 18, are of the view that, in particular,  African countries need to urgently devise ways to raise the much-needed funding for nature conservation...

ON MEDIA
Continental conservation watchdog opens office in Rwanda

Continental conservation watchdog opens office in Rwanda

The organization, whose work involves protection of wildlife and their habitats on the African continent, says the new office will give it the much-needed base in the region, and pave the way for collaboration and partnerships with the government of Rwanda and local non-state actors in advancing conservation.