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Rwanda to Reopen Airports on 1 August 2020

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Rwandan startup wins over Rwf3 billion Covid-19 hackathon

Digital Umuganda, a local artificial intelligence startup has been selected among nine winners of Smart Development Hack, a European Commission-led hackathon designed to produce digital solutions to tackle the effects of coronavirus pandemic in developing countries around the world.

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Source: The New Times

Rwanda unveils $11bn climate action plan

Rwanda has become the first African country to submit a new national climate plan, whose implementation requires $11 billion (10.2 trillion), as an essential tool to implement the Paris Agreement.

The Paris Agreement, signed in 2015, aims to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius with an ambition to contain any increase at below 1.5 degrees.

The updated pledges to fight climate change are being submitted ahead of COP-26.

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is planned to take place from 9-19 November 2020, in Glasgow, UK. Read more

Source: The New Times