Rwandan football needs a dose of home-grown solutions

It is not easy being a fan of the Amavubi. Every time a new manager comes in, along comes a belief that this time around it will all come together....

EDITORIAL: Curbing corruption only cure for illegal wildlife trade

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) sitting in Arusha has added its voice in the fight against poaching. The region has been used as a conduit for illegal game trophies...

The future of the anti-doping fight

Elite sports and doping have long been deeply interlinked. But the damning report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Russia’s far-reaching state-sponsored doping program, released shortly before this year’s...

The easy money contagion

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – To consider the actions taken by the world’s major central banks in the past month is to invite an essential question: when – and where –...

A journey of discovery and rediscovery

And so it goes... It goes that time comes when I’m seized by this irresistibly compelling ritualistic urge to pay homage to my soil. And when it strikes, I must...

Rwanda's journey to sports glory

Sports prowess is on the minds of many at the moment. Every four years, with the Olympics in full swing, there are dreams realised and hopes kept alive. Watching the...

[EDITORIAL] Empowering agribusiness beneficial to many

Rwandans involved in the import-export trade and agro-input dealers can now be able to process their applications for certification online in the comfort of their offices.

Japan, UNFPA and Africa

As Heads of State and Government and delegations of Japan and African countries gather in Nairobi, Kenya, 27-28 August 2016 for the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD...

Plea to sportsmen and women: be generous losers and gracious victors

The Rio Olympic Games ended on Sunday. The athletes are on their way home, some with medals and many more empty-handed. The media too have packed their cameras and microphones...

How to stop terrorism in Europe

BERLIN – Europe is under pressure. Integrating asylum-seekers and other migrants – 1.1 million in Germany alone in 2015 – into European society poses a major challenge, one that has...

Reform or divorce in Europe

NEW YORK – To say that the eurozone has not been performing well since the 2008 crisis is an understatement. Its member countries have done more poorly than the European...

Use arbitration to settle business disputes

With the growth of the economy, more businesses have sprung up. But this has also come with an increase in business related disputes, which require effective management to ensure continued...

[EDITORIAL] Curbing illicit ivory trade requires global efforts

The East African region has become a popular transit route for illegal ivory traders. A number of people have been apprehended over involvement in illicit ivory trade within the region.

If they can't find another road let them eat cake

In the recent past the City of Kigali has been accused of poor decision-making. There was the hotly debated car-free zone downtown. For instance, a fortnight ago the fury was...

Counting Africa's invisible workers

YAMOUSSOUKRO – The billions of dollars in aid delivered to Africa annually may do the continent much good, but it cannot deliver a solution to poverty. Only creating more high-quality...

An OPEC for migrant labour?

DUBAI – In September 1960, delegates from Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela met in Baghdad to form the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. As the world’s dependence on...

Don't change your name, change your attitudes

Last week, I wrote about why we always end up sending more officials than athletes to events like the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I narrowed it down...

Why Dr Kaberuka should snub AU top job

Two Rwandans: a top diplomat, and a celebrated economist are on a fifteen-person list of candidates being eyed to head the African Union; they are Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo...

[EDITORIAL] Vehicle spare parts thieves can be curbed

Rwanda has long been praised for its peace and security. Kigali City, unlike some of its sister cities on the continent has few cases of violent crime. Muggings are very...

Why Africa's opposition to ICC will only get louder

Africa’s discontent with International Criminal Court (ICC) continues, with the Conference of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) in Kigali last week the latest to move...

The true measure of leadership is influence

In my last article, I made a point about how everything rises and falls on leadership. Many of my readers and clients have since said that they couldn’t agree more!...

[EDITORIAL] Fatal accidents can be reduced if everyone played their part

Yet another piece of distressing news of a fatal commuter bus accident in the northern part of the country that claimed five lives, causing 17 injuries, 15 in critical condition.

Why US is keen to stop ban on used clothes: it is big business

Presidents of East African Community partner states recently announced they were banning imports of used clothes, locally known as caguwa. They gave sound economic reasons for the ban: promoting the...

Why South Sudan's political crisis hurts regional economies

The Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest nation and Africa’s 55th country on July 9, 2011. This brought renewed hope for peace and stability which had been prayer...