By breaking down trade barriers, Africa is paving its path to fortune

Never before has the desire for African integration been backed by concrete actions than in the last couple of years. We have, of recent, seen growing interest from African leaders...

University policy: dissertation defence is paramount

Just to pick from the issue recently raised by the Parliamentary Standing Commission on education, ICT, Culture and Youth why students at the University of Rwanda (UR) are no longer...

Editorial: Work closely with farmers to prevent crop losses

Rwanda Meteorology Agency last week called on farmers across the country to start planting crops, warning that the current rainy season will be shorter than usual. According to weather forecasters,...

With golf, our tourism can actually tee off to better greens

If you are reading this allow me to start by declaring that I find the game of golf to be very boring and also hard to understand. This may not...

Editorial: Educating a future better class should be the priority

Education took centre stage this week. It started with parliament throwing out a report compiled by the education committee that it deemed very shallow and recommendations that would not make...

Policymakers should beware of the gender equality paradox

Eight years ago, a Norwegian comedian and father of two daughters set out to understand why, despite his country’s high level of gender equality, studies kept showing girls and women...

EDITORIAL: We should not be satisfied with low corruption levels, we can do better

Rwanda has maintained its position as the third least corrupt country on the continent. It is the 48th worldwide.

The milk scandal: Is Miss Rwanda a celebration of femininity?

With just a few days to the crowning of Miss Rwanda 2018, we were treated to the “faux-pas” of the Rwandan values as the men would like us to believe.

Prisoners of the American dream

With inequality increasing, many around the world might assume that Americans would want to close the income gap by instituting a more progressive system of redistribution. But the opposite is...

Can current individual countries’ political tectonic shifts deliver the prosperous integration Africa craves?

Some of us heaved a sigh of relief when Robert G. Mugabe went with a whimper and not a bang.

Belgian lawmakers have finally read through Genocide deniers’ game

Last week, in these very pages, we wrote about a group of Rwandan exiles who were attempting to influence the Belgian government.

The financial roots of the eurozone surplus

Recently released data show that in 2017, the total current-account surplus for the 19 countries of the eurozone reached a record high.

The next stage of women's emancipation?

One hundred years after securing the right to vote in the UK, women everywhere are still fighting for equality.

The economic message from equity markets

Everyone – not just those who hold stocks – should be concerned about a major stock-market plunge. While it is impossible to predict such a plunge, or whether it will...

Using debt to build wealth

While majority often equate debt free status to financial health, the same may not hold true. Experience has shown that most people who spend most of their lives striving to...

EDITORIAL: Going paperless a mark of efficiency

On the day Rwanda Governance Board released its 2017 Citizen Report Card that gauges citizen satisfaction, especially in service delivery, the government announced that it was a step ahead.

Black Panther: Africans can project no limits to their potential

My friend who’d bought a ticket to go see Black Panther was told by her sneaky 12 year old that the film was about a comic superhero. She gave him...

Editorial: Streamlining education sector needs clear headedness

It has been reported that more than 30 teachers have resigned in Nyagatare District since the beginning of this month. That itself would not be of significant value as the...

Democracy in Africa: There is reason for optimism

It has been an eventful few days in Africa this past week. First, there was the resignation of Mr Jacob Zuma as president of South Africa on Wednesday night, February...

Why Belgo-Rwandans are set to appear before Belgian parliament to defend crimes of their fathers

The Belgian Federal Parliament is to invite a group of neo-Nazis to hear their representations, ahead of a parliamentary debate on a bill to make genocide denial a criminal offence.

Editorial: Laxity in construction sector regulation is unacceptable

Two people died and sixteen others sustained serious injuries when a church under construction in Muhanga District caved in last week.

Africans no longer tolerate reign of impunity

There is a growing trend among Africans that international crimes should never go unpunished. The perception is promisingly different from the way it was two decades ago.

EDITORIAL: Harness the untapped potential in horticulture sector

Last week, horticulture sector stakeholders converged in Kigali to deliberate on strategies that could help improve Rwanda’s horticulture business and make it more competitive.

If you do go abroad, have some faith

Whenever we encounter the outside world, we are always advised to “Take the good stuff and leave the bad behind.” Because of this, we end up fishing for the fruits...