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Koreans learn from Rwanda The South Korean Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Monday arrived in the country on a study mission to get to know how Rwanda has managed to get through its tragic history.

Koreans learn from Rwanda

The South Korean Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Monday arrived in the country on a study mission to get to know how Rwanda has managed to get through its tragic history.

The delegation headed by Ahn Byung-ook is scheduled to hold several sessions with the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission and will also travel to different parts of the country for meetings with several officials.

Investors get tax holiday

The five countries of the East African Community (EAC) have approved a plan to give a 10-year tax holiday to investors who will produce at least 80 percent of their materials for export.

The move is aimed at attracting more investors who can add value and increase export earnings for the region, according to Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) Deputy Executive Director, Tom Buringuriza.

Chimpanzees spread Malaria 

Malaria which killed some 250 people last year in Rwanda and millions others globally – is blamed on mosquitoes.
Scientists now say they have genetic proof that malaria also spreads through mosquito species which jump from chimpanzees to humans, it was reported on BBC.

By looking at blood samples, a US team discovered all world strains of the human malaria parasite falciparum stem from a malaria parasite in chimpanzees.

MINEDUC to meet over pre-primary

The ministry of education will hold a conference on October 15 to expose problems affecting pre-primary education. 

Theoneste Niyonzima who is in charge of pre-primary Education in the Ministry of Education said that from a survey, they found out that children in this category lack social security and attend poor schools with unqualified teachers.

NUR students complain

Students on the government sponsorship from Rwanda National University (NUR) have been complaining since last week about poor services by the university administration.

Students say that their documents are not being well processed, citing reluctance by some of the institution’s administrators.

However, Alloys Ruzibiza, who is in charge of student’s affairs counter-accused students saying they don’t bring in their documents in the prescribed time.

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