Relaxing visa regulations will spur Africa’s integration agenda and economic potential

As world leaders gather in Kigali to attend the World Economic Forum for Africa, the free movement of people across the continent, a top priority in the vision for Africa...

Endorsing the Kigali Principles

Yesterday, a sweeping number of countries and other troop contributing countries endorsed the Kigali Principles at the side event co-hosted by Rwanda and the Netherlands at the United Nations in...

EDITORIAL: With the right policies, Africa can defy the odds

The World Economic Forum on Africa opened in earnest yesterday in Kigali, with delegates discussing a wide range of issues, including a question on whether African economies were rising or...

Cracking the unemployment and underemployment challenges - what have we learnt and what progress has been made to date?

The week preceding the International Labour or Workers Day Celebrations on May 1st and a few days after it saw a flurry of forums, workshops and, on a more practical...

The World Economic Forum and Umuganda would be cosy bedfellows

So the World Economic Forum for Africa is in town, bringing together the bright brains of our globe to ponder the future economic fortunes of our continent, and powering it...

Women are Africa's most precious resource, let's empower them

The World Economic Forum is hosting its annual Africa meeting in Kigali this week, under the theme, ‘Connecting Africa’s Resources Through Digital Transformation’. I will be there to champion what...

Cracking the unemployment and underemployment challenges – What have we learnt and what progress has been made to date?

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The week preceding the International Labour or Workers’ Day Celebrations on May 1st and a few days after it saw a flurry of forums, workshops and, on a more practical...

EDITORIAL: In WEF, Rwandans have an opportunity to showcase our warmth

It’s official! The much touted World Economic Forum on Africa gets underway in earnest in the heart of the Rwandan capital Kigali today.

Building stability for Indian growth

MUMBAI – In their efforts to stimulate demand by pursuing increasingly aggressive monetary policies, advanced economies have been imposing risks on emerging-market countries such as India. Indeed, one day we...

WEF Kigali meeting: Bringing digital revolution to Africa

Tomorrow, Wednesday May 11, 2016 the World Economic Forum (WEF) for Africa meeting opens in Kigali. For the next three days more than 1500 delegates will be discussing ways and...

Stronger coherence between social protection and agric development vital for poverty eradication

There is little to be debated on the fact that agriculture is a main stay for the majority of Sub- Saharan African families. Sub-Saharan Africans have indeed engaged in agricultural...

EDITORIAL: Decline in fertility rate will improve quality of population

The 5th demographic and health survey, released by the National Institute of Statistics Rwanda yesterday, shows an improvement in the country’s health indicators.

Let's MoveAfrica

Painful though it is to say, our continent is being held back. According to UN figures, the share of intra-continental trade in Africa’s over the past decade was only about...

By saying nothing, Ms. Geek says everything about Miss Rwanda

It was the buzz about town. You heard it. So did I. So I felt compelled to go check it out at the Kigali Serena Hotel on Saturday April 30....

American elections: The voters' will matters most

Last week, two Republican contenders, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, ended their presidential bid for the White House and Donald Trump now has a clear path to the Republican flagbearer...

EDITORIAL: Poverty eradication policies are making real impact

Results from the new Ubudehe Social Categorisation completed by the government in 2015 have indicated that over half of Rwandan families are perceived as well-off. These fall under Category Three...

Harnessing the genomics revolution

CAMBRIDGE – Just 13 years after the successful completion of the Human Genome Project, the power of genomics applications to spur innovation is already becoming apparent. Indeed, though the genomics...

Why does the rain continue to beat us the same way?

This coming week kicks off on a high note for Rwanda with all eyes on the country as it hosts over 1200 delegates from around the world, including government leaders,...

WEF-Africa, the ultimate chance to showcase Rwanda

The stage on which Rwanda will be hosting the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF-Africa) this week has been under construction from the moment the country was announced host, sometime...

[EDITORIAL] Local businesses should make the most of World Economic Forum meet

Over 1,200 delegates from around the world have started jetting into the country for next week’s 26th World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in the capital Kigali.

WEF Africa 2016: What is in it for Rwanda and Africa?

The month of May 2016 opens on a high note for Rwanda. The country is hosting the African chapter of the World Economic Forum, dubbed WEF Africa 2016. That Rwanda...

Ivory burn is a moral and ethical issue

The African elephants are dying -- one every 17 minutes. This calculates to about 80 elephants slaughtered daily, and 30,000 every year. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) estimates that less...

[EDITORIAL] Strengthen initiatives to train more midwives

As Rwanda marked the International Day of the Midwife, on Thursday, shortage of midwives was cited as a stumbling block in provision of child and maternal health care.

Access to information: a key element of fundamental freedoms

Today, Rwanda joins the international community in marking the World Press Freedom Day, which provides an important opportunity for underlining the critical importance of press freedom in particular, but also...