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Third world, reject being turned into “the grass that suffers”

Every time you wake up, Rwandans, you should all remember to give a thought to the God of Rwanda, Imana y’u Rwanda. It’s not all the time that a people manage to choose a leadership whose governance code is the single-minded pursuit of one goal:  their total emancipation. But...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:54am

Editorial: Rwanda’s new economic darling still has more to offer

For years, Rwanda’s tourism potential was not fully exploited despite its unique natural attractions. Even the rare mountain gorillas, assets that it shares with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda, were not given the attention they deserved until the arrival of primatologist,...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:53am

The West’s crisis of confidence

STOCKHOLM – In an age defined by US President Donald Trump’s rage, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s revisionism, and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s unbridled ambition, the international order is becoming increasingly disorderly, dysfunctional, and even dangerous. How did...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:00pm

No Blank Check for Development Banks

NEW YORK – Global financial leaders are convening in Washington, DC, this week for the annual spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. This year, they will ask the world’s taxpayers to grant the World Bank and other multilateral development banks (...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:57pm

Instigate and encourage a speak-up culture!

In my recent article last week, I highlighted how office politics may affect organisations and personnel performance due to the issue of the so-called office politics. This may include among others suffocating a speak-up culture, paving way for a culture of silence and closed minds. In this...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 5:15pm

Ms Geek Africa: Girls from across Africa envisioning a shared digital future

This year’s Ms. Geek Africa could not have rolled around at a more opportune moment, when the continent’s hills are alive with the promise of a growth, industrialization, economic diversification and trade that will come with the recently-signed Africa Continental Free Trade Area...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 9:36am

Relevance of Commonwealth Games

The 2018 edition of the Commonwealth Games has just been completed. While not as popular and high-ranked as the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games has been around since 1930 and take place every four years. While previously viewed as the Games for England and its former colonies, the event now hosts...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 1:30am

How long before we start telling our own story?

There is an ongoing hot debate in the media, of the recent bombing of Syria by the US, France and UK over what they said was retaliation for alleged gas attacks on civilians by the Syrian government. Many are now disputing the facts with one famous western journalist, the first one to visit Douma...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 1:25am

Jambo ASBL: Yesterdays killers – today’s Democrats

If the generic theme adopted by the post-Genocide government in Rwanda is ‘Never Again: ‘Remember, Unite, Renew’, the specific theme for this 24th commemoration of the genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi is: Fighting genocide denial. Last week, I reminded that denial is the...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:56am

Dark cloud looms over embezzlers, influence peddlers

It is not only embezzlers who are in for a rude shock in a new draft law on corruption that is currently before parliament. “ …accepting or offering illegal benefits, soliciting or offering sexual favours, influence peddling, making a decision based on favouritism, friendship, hatred...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:57am

RDF continues to give hope to Genocide survivors 24 years later

As we continue to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, it is an opportunity to reflect on those who played a key role in stopping the Genocide and what they have since been doing to rebuild the country. There is no doubt that the Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA), the military wing of the...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:31am

Rethinking the twenty-first-century economy

GENEVA – Before the threat of a US-China trade war arose, surging stock markets and corporate profits had obscured the fact that the global economic system is under existential stress. Global financial stability remains considerably in doubt. Indeed, as world financial leaders gather for the...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:27am

Editorial: There is still time to make amends with children born of rape during Genocide

When the fund for the support of Genocide survivors (FARG) was set up – immediately after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi – it was because the government realised that the survivors had just gone through extraordinary experiences that needed extraordinary healing approaches. Many...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 2:15am

The Commonwealth today: What’s in it for you?

This week the flags of 53 Commonwealth countries are fluttering over London welcoming leaders to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018.  Rwanda and the UK are delighted to celebrate another year of Commonwealth links and values. But what is the Commonwealth and why is it relevant...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 2:12am

Why markets can’t cool the planet

MILWAUKEE – With global temperatures rising at an alarming rate, the race is on to lower the world’s consumption of fossil fuels and accelerate the adoption of greener forms of energy. Among the most discussed remedies are those that would use market forces to make traditional fuels...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 2:09am

Cotton returns as used clothes

Contrary to suspicion, Rwanda is not trying to undermine US hegemony in Africa in favour of China by phasing out used clothes. Consequently, President Trump’s Agoa salvo, which will find support in the US Congress, which is deeply suspicious of China, is a ploy to tame African leaders. The...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 12:04pm

The Commonwealth today: what’s in it for you?

This week the flags of 53 Commonwealth countries are fluttering over London welcoming leaders to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018.  Rwanda and the UK are delighted to celebrate another year of Commonwealth links and values. But what is the Commonwealth and why is it relevant...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

No, we do not care who you think shot down the plane

In a nation that came face to face with the worst of humanity, the simple desire to remember has become an act of defiance. Defiance against being described by some as “sh*thole countries”, otherwise known in sugar-coated terms as those places people go to exercise their selfless desire...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 9:25am

Editorial Cartoon

The Nyarugenge High Court on Friday ordered topflight football league side AS Kigali to pay Grace Nyinawumuntu, a former coach of their women football  team, Rwf 40m ($47,000) for wrongful dismissal.

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 2:11am

The moral, legal imperative to remember

Rwanda is in 100 days of remembrance of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, during which over a million innocent Rwandans were brutally killed by fellow citizens. “Never Again” and “Never Forget” should be phrases often used when talking about Genocide against the Tutsi....

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 2:09am