An estimated 2·6 million third trimester stillbirths occurred in 2015 (uncertainty range 2·4–3·0 million). The number of stillbirths has reduced more slowly than has maternal mortality or mortality in children younger than 5 years, which were explicitly targeted in the Millennium Development Goals. The Every Newborn Action Plan has the target of 12 or fewer stillbirths per 1000 births in every country by 2030. 94 mainly high-income countries and upper middle-income countries have already met this target, although with noticeable disparities.

Some 2.5% of Rwanda’s land will be planted with trees while the public is also be advised to use less charcoal.

Mobisol, a Germany-based provider of smart solar solutions in Rwanda, has been awarded the Momentum for Change Award by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

African countries have agreed to cooperate in setting limits for use of lead in paints with a view to phasing it out by 2020.

The government has signed an agreement with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) under which the latter will support the country's efforts to build a green and sustainable economy.

Uganda has finally signed the Greater Virunga Trans-boundary Collaboration treaty that operationalizes joint efforts with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to protect gorillas.Ugand

Kampala — A census to ascertain the number of endangered mountain gorillas in three neighbouring countries of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo has started.

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Switzerland today

Miners in Kamonyi District have been called upon to avoid polluting rivers when extracting minerals.

Rwanda Meteorology Agency has started using short message service (SMS) alerts in disaster early warning mechanism in several parts of the country.