Women in Gatsibo District have turned to silkworm farming to transform their livelihoods. The women trained in various sericulture activities, including mulberry farming, silkworm rearing, and weaving to ensure production of high quality silk products.

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Rwanda and the World Bank recently signed a partnership deal as one of the efforts to support the country’s drive to ensure 80 per cent of the population access financial services by 2018. Bertrand Badre, World Bank’s managing director and chief operations officer, told The New Times’ Peterson Tumwebaze at the deal signing what Rwanda should do to achieve this goal.

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Primus Guma Guma Super Star (PGGSS) Season 2 winner James Ruhumuriza aka King James has released a new song dubbedYantumye.

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Brain drain has been described as a tendency for talented people from poor countries to seek employment in richer ones. Sometimes, this migration occurs because, while similar skills are needed in both poor and rich countries, the rich countries pay more for them. 

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A Presidential Adviser in Uganda, Rose Zimulinda’s recent comment in a Ugandan newspaper pointed out how the 23rd Ordinary AU Heads of State Summit held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, was not excited about discussing agriculture.

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Although medical personnel always encourage people living with HIV/Aids to disclose their status to close relatives, guardians or friends so as to be accorded the much needed special care, teachers seem not to be considered as close since they are kept in the dark about their learners’ health.

Reason? Because these learners and their parents are afraid of being stigmatised by the entire school community just in case their confidant (teacher) spills the beans. As Education Timesfound out, many students prefer to keep to themselves as regards their sero status.

And a director of a secondary school in Nyamagabe district confirmed our fears.

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Higher Education Council Promoting quality education in higher learning institutions

The Government of Rwanda established the Higher Education Council (HEC), to oversee strategic planning for the higher education sector. HEC was established by the Ministry of Education under the Law No 72/03 of 28/04/2006 with the primary mission of maintaining quality assurance in the provision of higher education.

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