A picture is worth a thousand words, so goes a famed adage. But for artists, a painting is worth even more than a thousand words. One of the firm believers of this theory is 27-year-old Alex Kwizera, a Rwandan born in the south western Uganda district of Kabale.

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The Confederation of African Football appeals board rejected Rwanda’s petition over their disqualification from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final round qualifiers.

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According to some people, East Africa and Africa have been called a place of slogans. We have slogans for almost everything we wish to do or relate to. Sadly these slogans are often not really backed up by real action. Right now the biggest slogan is ‘Africa is rising’ that came shortly after the now forgotten ‘African solutions for African problems.’ 

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The young man clearly needed tips on diplomatic courtesy before delivering a speech on behalf of over thirty Rwandan students who have received scholarships to study in various Chinese colleges sponsored by the government of the People’s Republic of China.

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The long-awaited construction of the new Gahanga Stadium has been put on hold indefinitely.

The move must have come as a disappointment for many who had been looking forward to the stadium being one of the venues for the 2016 Africa Nations Championships (Chan).

Officials on one hand say “contractual issues” with a Turkish construction firm was the cause of the delay, but on the other, they cite architectural faults in the design. But whatever the cause, it is a sign of weakness, either by our legal minds that helped draft the contract or the engineers who did not exercise due diligence.

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MDG 4: Beyond taming maternal and child mortality

Rwanda has made significant progress in improving the health of women and children and is on fast track to achieve Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 (to reduce child mortality) and 5 (to reduce maternal mortality).

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