Bold female Imams in the West stir some muted local interest

As this year’s Holy Month of Ramadan edges closer to the end, there are those who are beginning to wonder whether it also did not mark yet another significant sign...

Trump's unraveling Korea policy

ATLANTA – With every tweet or meeting with a foreign leader that US President Donald Trump completes, American officials find themselves struggling to reassure allies that the United States remains...

[Editorial] More support to TVET schools will spur national development

The Ministry of Education is planning to extend feeding support and capitation grants to Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools.

Young people cannot be a generation of ‘ba ntibindeba’

It is a topic I keep coming back to time and again: in a world full of social, economic, and political challenges that transcend age, it is increasingly apparent that...

2017 elections: The moment of truth

Last Saturday June 17, was yet another milestone in the politics of our country, a day on which RPF’s National Congress that brought together nearly 2000 senior cadres of RPF...

Ban on Caguwa: why Africa needs focused, resilient leaders

Three years ago, Heads of State from the East African Community adopted a roadmap that will lead to the phaseout of the importation of used clothes, known locally as Caguwa...

EDITORIAL: Election coverage guidelines should apply to all media

Today being the last day of nominations for the upcoming presidential elections and all interested candidates having made their intentions known, all eyes are now focused on the campaigns that...

The real side of fake news

Today’s digital devices and social networks deliver so much information that even the savviest consumer cannot evaluate all of it. We seem to be living in a version of Aldous...

EDITORIAL: Phasing out second hand clothes is all in our interests

As member states of the East African Community (EAC) embark on a gradual phase out of second hand clothes by 2019, American exporters are sounding war drums. Grouped under the...

An IMF bridge to somewhere for Greece?

The International Monetary Fund has resurrected an old technique – commonly used in the 1980s during the Latin American debt crisis – that would allow Greece to avoid a payment...

The global economy in 2067

The world is experiencing a slow-motion economic crisis – one that, most experts agree, will continue for the foreseeable future. The global economy has grown in fits and starts since...

Problems of personality in international leadership

Qatar is finding itself still isolated from the other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries more than two weeks after the crisis started. It is no coincidence that the recently empowered...

EDITORIAL: New plant a boon to the construction industry

A new plant that produces various types of construction materials has been commissioned in Rwamagana District, providing sector players huge relief as it will ease access to and help reduce...

What we owe refugee children

Last year, images of desperate refugees, many of them children, stirred our collective conscience and prompted world leaders to take action. But a year of political upheaval has diverted media...

North Korea’s real strategy

North Korea’s quest for nuclear weapons is often depicted as a “rational” response to its strategic imperatives of national security and regime survival. After all, the country is surrounded by...

RPF is what’s in our heads and hearts. That’s why it’s unbeatable

It is election time in Rwanda once again. In a little over one month, Rwandans will elect their president for the next seven years. Elections are now a regular occurrence...

[EDITORIAL] Trivialising Genocide: Textbook anomaly should be investigated

Rwanda Education Board (REB) has recalled a textbook, 'General Studies and Communication Skills', from schools for "having content that trivialise the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi". The textbook was recalled...

It’s okay to be ambitious

The much anticipated nomination of the flag bearer of the RPF for the presidential elections took place on Saturday. As expected, President Paul Kagame got his party’s nod to lead...

ISPs must be vigilant against extremist content

Recent terrorist attacks in France, Germany, Belgium and the UK show how terrorism and violent extremism are increasingly becoming uncontrollable. Internet terrorists are deliberately using social media to target tens...

EDITORIAL: Communities should own Early Childhood Development centres

Last week, 41 teachers graduated from Premier ECDE (Early Childhood Development and Education) Teachers College as the country increasingly embraces pre-primary education.

Packaging regional tourism around shared attractions

For a while now, regional tourism bodies have been trying to crack the formula of domestic tourism. They all agree that it is crucial for the industry to survive instead...

Elections and campaigns in the information age

It’s election season in the region, okay, not quite, but there is a ‘fierce’ presidential campaign ongoing in Kenya ahead of polls in August; here, at home, the stage is...

EDITORIAL: Time to prepare the youth, our future leaders

The Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) has unveiled President Paul Kagame as its flag bearer in the forthcoming presidential elections. Well, it was a foregone conclusion since millions of people had...

2017 Elections: Sustaining a transformational leadership

Early this month, two of Rwanda’s major political parties, namely Social Democratic party (PSD) and Liberal Party (PL), endorsed President Paul Kagame as their presidential candidate even before he could...