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Rwandan government increases teachers’ salaries by 88 percent

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The Rwandan government has moved to improve the welfare of primary and secondary school teachers in the country by increasing their salaries by 88 percent amid escalating rise in inflation which has increased from 12.6 percent in May to 13.7 percent in June 2022.

The announcement was made in a communiqué issued on Monday by the Ministry of Education revealing that the monthly salaries for teachers with secondary school leaving certificates who teach in primary schools have been jacked up to 88% from $45 to $100.

The communiqué also noted that salaries for teachers with diplomas will be increased by 40 percent, which will see an increment of $52 on their previous monthly income while bachelor degree holders salary will be increased by 40% which will amount to a $62 increment.

Salaries for head teachers, deputy head teachers, and support staff working in public and government-aided schools have also been revised upwards, the Ministry said.

The communiqué also added that the increment is meant to improve the welfare of teachers as well as promoting the quality of education in public and government-aided schools and will come into effect from August 2022.

Copy of the communique (Photo Credit: Rwanda Ministry of Education)

Copy of the communique (Photo Credit: Rwanda Ministry of Education)

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Sierra Leone: Parliament passes law to protect locals from land grabs

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The parliament in Sierra Leone has passed two laws that is widely believed will boost the rights of rural landowners and women.

The Customary Land Rights Act and the Land Commission Act, both enacted on Monday, will protect against land grabs by big mining and agribusiness firms.

The new laws empower local landowners to negotiate the value of their land with investors and prevent it being leased out without their express consent.

An official of international legal advocacy group, Namati, Eleanor Thompson, said “to our knowledge there is not a legal regime anywhere, in either hemisphere that grants such robust rights to communities facing harm.”

The move is also praised by Gerben Haringsma who is the director of SOCFIN, the biggest agribusiness company in Sierra Leone, called it a “dream of NGOs”.

“Certainly, it will block any investment… It makes things very expensive and we are all prone to enormous blackmail by various communities.” Haringsma remarked.

Sierra Leone has a history of sometimes deadly conflict between local communities and foreign companies that have cleared huge tracts of land for palm oil and sugarcane plantations in recent years.

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Nigerian army arrests suspects of Catholic church killings in Owo

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Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Leo Irabor has revealed that the country has arrested suspects in an Islamist militant attack in a Catholic church that killed 40 people two months ago.

General Irabor made the revelation on Tuesday. He said that the attackers were arrested during joint operations involving the armed forces, the Department of Security Services and police.

According to a statement by the Defence Chief, the suspects could not be paraded in he intended for the sake of the ongoing investigation.

“It was my intention to present them to the public, but because of the investigation still going on, I had to change my mind,” Irabo said.

“I will like to say that in due course, the world will see them and others who are behind other daring attacks in the country.”

Scores were killed after suspected terrorists attacked St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Owo Ondo State as service got underway at the main community parish.

Despite being one of the major campaign promises of president Muhammadu Buhari, Terrorist activities have taken an upward trend in Nigeria since the deadly Boko Haram sect based in North-Eastern Nigeria, which is also active in Chad, Niger and northern Cameroon was founded in 2002.

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