Addressing Africa’s development challenges

The long waited African Union Summit is finally here with us this coming week. More than three thousand dignitaries from the continent and beyond will converge to discuss the future...

Everybody needs a career coach

Have you ever felt stuck in life and yet you feel that you can do much more with your life? Have you ever wondered what you are passionate about and...

EDITORIAL: Dutch, French court Genocide rulings a step in the right direction

Three incidents in quick succession, this week, could not have been so welcome for Rwandans, especially survivors and relatives of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Direct democracy and Brexit

PRINCETON – What role should referenda play in a democracy? That question has become more relevant than ever, following the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” referendum, which resulted in a 52% to...

War on genocide ideology: Hope for better tomorrow

I never thought that there would come a time when I would speak about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and commence with the following words: I am so glad...

EDITORIAL: Never losing hope is what keeps Rwanda moving

The leaders of two countries that share a similar tragic history yesterday paid their respects to victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. While the Holocaust took the lives...

From Brexit to the future

NEW YORK – Digesting the full implications of the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” referendum will take Britain, Europe, and the world a long time. The most profound consequences will, of course,...

India’s censored fight back

Go to see a movie in India nowadays, and despite the elaborate musical numbers and extravagant sets, you may well find the content pretty bland. The reason is simple: the...

Liberation continuum: The reconfiguration of a country

This after-long-holiday feels like that euphoric time after being, not reborn but, born as a totally new being. To be exact, it feels like what we commemorated: the time after...

A liberated nation, a lucky child and a proud parent

On Monday, July 4, our country celebrated the 22nd anniversary since the courageous, ambitious, focused and brave young men and women in uniform of Rwanda Patriotic Army liberated our country.

[EDITORIAL] Kindness and tolerance should last beyond the Holy Month of Ramadhan

Today, Muslims across the world celebrate Eid ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy of Ramadhan. The Eid feast is also a time of forgiveness, as well as making amends...

Reaping the fruits of liberation

Yesterday Rwandans celebrated Liberation Day in Rweru Sector of Bugesera District. This is the second time the national day is marked upcountry, away from Kigali. The first was last year...

Good policy frameworks for women's rights must be fully implemented

If women’s rights in Africa were to be measured by the number of laws and policies so far initiated towards that specific goal, then African women would be the most...

[EDITORIAL] Borrow a leaf from Rwanda Defence Forces

As Rwandans yesterday paid tribute to the heroes and heroines of the liberation struggle and celebrated the gains made thus far, the country was yet again reminded of the unrelenting...

What is expected of us, now that we have the country

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Today, July 4, Rwanda celebrates Liberation Day, a major day for the people of Rwanda. July 4, 1994, marked the end of the Genocide against the Tutsi and the birth...

No, things were not good before 1990

On this Liberation Day I found myself contemplating. I thought about my experience in Rwanda before the Genocide. My thoughts took me to a comment that was once made by...

Brexit raises thorny questions of law and politics

As the world continues to react to the shock of the Brexit referendum, international legal experts are turning their attention to the implications of Britain’s departure from the EU.

[EDITORIAL] Let's keep the liberation spirit alive

Twenty-two years ago today, the Rwanda Patriotic Front/Army overthrew a genocidal regime and effectively stopped the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi -- an unprecedented three-month killing spree that swept the...

True liberation ought to bring about national pride

Rwandans are still going through what is clearly a very long weekend. This is because Friday was Independence Day while tomorrow will be Liberation Day. That means that some people...

Free the leader: Arrest the politician

I love leaders. I hate politicians. I love Rwanda because it is a place where politics fail and leadership thrives; while politicians create conflict to advance selfish interests, leaders seek...

[EDITORIAL] Our liberation values should be maintained

Most Liberation movements in Africa were against colonial rule or ideologically driven, but very few were against oppression by their own leadership.

Brexit's lesson to EAC lies deeper in history of civilisation

As the reality set in to a number of “leave” voters soon after Britain’s European Union exit referendum, there’s now anxiety and regret – amusingly dubbed “Bregret” – as the...

[EDITORIAL] New ARVs initiative will boost HIV/AIDS fight

In partnership with key partners, government has launched a new initiative which will see more Rwandans access anti-retroviral drugs soon after testing HIV positive. The “treat all positive” initiative was...

Liberation is our ultimate independence

Today marks the beginning of the longest weekend sandwiched between 1st July and 4th July which are Independence and Liberation Days, respectively, in Rwanda. These are not ordinary days in...