Gashegu Muramira

East Africa gets first ICT Centre of Excellence

With the launch, Friday of a Centre of Excellence for ICT in East Africa (CENIT@EA) in Arusha Tanzania, East African Community (EAC) member states have expressed optimism that the region will soon turn into an ICT hub. Located at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (...

Sunday, August 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Regional varsities urged to tackle unemployment

The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) has called on universities in the region to transform research and publications into solutions to the unemployment challenge in the East African Community (EAC). IUCEA is an institution of the EAC responsible for development and coordination of...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 1:05 AM

Genocide victims who were dumped in water bodies honoured in Uganda

Hundreds of mourners on Sunday thronged Lambu Memorial Centre in Masaka District in Uganda to pay tribute to victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis. The sombre ceremony was marked by prayers and hymns as well as laying of wreaths on mass graves at the site. The mass graves there...

Monday, April 15, 2019, 2:20 AM

Umuganura excites Rwandans in Uganda

The Rwandan community and friends of Rwanda in Uganda over the weekend celebrated the National Harvest Day (Umuganura), in Uganda, with many describing the event as an epitome of the Rwandan culture. The celebrations took place over the weekend in Wakyato, Nakaseke district at the countryside home...

Monday, August 6, 2018, 2:29 AM

Africa Day: Top Pan-Africanists root for prosperous continent

Senior Pan-Africanists over the weekend decried the negative narrative about Africa, saying that the continent should instead be marketed as one on a progressive road to development. This was during an event held in the Ugandan capital Kampala to celebrate Africa Day, which was organised by Rwanda...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5:00 AM

African govts faulted on research funding

The majority of African governments are prioritising political projects at the expense of research in universities and this is affecting the continent’s development, academics have said. Experts at a just-concluded meeting in Kigali also argued that when there is need for innovation,...

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 1:14 AM

Regional dons raise concern over quality of varsity graduates

Regional education experts have called for an immediate end to production of half-baked graduates, arguing that this is directly leading to wastage of government resources. Close to 100 academic experts, some of them deans and directors of graduate schools from private and public universities...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:34 PM

Regional dons meet to discuss quality of university lecturers

Close to 100 academic experts are meeting in Kigali to discuss how they can increase the number of qualified senior university lecturers that should meet demands for the ever expanding postgraduate and mentorship programmes. This dilema, according to the experts, has consequently had a negative...

Monday, April 23, 2018, 3:28 PM

Hundreds pay tribute to Genocide victims recovered from L. Victoria

Hundreds of mourners over the weekend  thronged the fishing village of Kasensero in southern Uganda to pay tribute to victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that were recovered from Lake Victoria. The commemoration event was held at Kasensero Genocide Memorial where mass graves...

Monday, April 23, 2018, 12:25 AM

Kwibuka24: Rwandans in Uganda commemorate

Uganda’s State Minister for regional cooperation, Philemon Mateke, has called on the United Nations to draw lessons from the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi to prevent crimes against humanity from being committed. Mateke made the remarks while addressing hundreds of mourners during...

Monday, April 9, 2018, 12:12 AM

Rwanda, DR Congo implement crucial cross-border scheme despite hurdles

She rocks her baby, rubbing its back as she softly sings a lullaby in the Congolese language of Lingala. Aline Tswala turns to look at the visitor coming her way and signals  to me not to speak a word that will most likely awaken her little one. She whispers, assuring me that we will talk...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 12:00 AM