Water management is health management

LONDON – With climate change accelerating and its effects exacerbating other geopolitical and development crises, the role of environmental protection in preserving and improving human wellbeing has become starkly apparent....

India's urban awakening

WASHINGTON, DC – When the United Kingdom became the first country in the world to undergo large-scale urbanization in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the process transformed its economy...

GDP should be corrected, not replaced

ZURICH – Respected economists have long pointed out that gross domestic product is an inadequate measure of economic development and social well-being, and thus should not be policymakers’ sole fixation....

[Editorial] Tour operators should spread their wings even further

Rwanda has been on a tourist wooing onslaught for some time now with many stakeholders piling up jet miles in a bid to attract many more tourists.

What the SGR means for Kigali’s ambition to become a services hub

One of the major news in the Rwanda transport sector this week has been the announcement of the scheduled start of the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway to Kigali...

EDITORIAL: Banks should begin designing financial packages for the new VW cars

A visit to any bonded warehouse will be met by rows of second-hand cars, a feature that is common with many African countries. New cars are a rarity on our...

Can Fake news be outlawed?

PARIS – How can societies combat the stream of false, often fabricated information that surges across the Internet and through social media, polluting political debates almost everywhere?

What happens when Primary Health Care is universal?

BOSTON – Two years after the death of her husband, Valeria, a 67-year-old grandmother in San José, Costa Rica, lives alone. Last year, she was diagnosed with high blood pressure...

The rural home concept; where does Rwanda fall?

The media in Kenya has lately been awash with debate on the issue of rural homes. I find the discussion not only interesting academically, but also practically empowering to a...

Promoting exports should be the country’s top priority

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was in the country this week leading a delegation of French investors. The French business delegation is the largest to visit Rwanda in a very...

Gaining financial independence

More often most people already know that they need to save to gain financial freedom but even in cases where we are able to save, we still find that gaining...

EDITORIAL: VW’s entry a turning point in the manufacturing industry

At a time when the World Bank is reviewing its Doing Business report for the last four years– amidst a lot of controversies – Rwanda’s continuous very good performance has...

8 things we learned from Amavubi’s draw against Nigeria’s Super Eagles

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When South African referee Victor Miguel Gomes blew the final whistle ending the Rwanda Vs Nigeria CHAN clash in goalless draw at the Grand Stade de Tanger on Monday, some...

Affordable housing can’t be on wish list for ever

The construction industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in Rwanda today, growing at a pace not seen before in the history of this country. It is easily noticeable...

Blacks must work to take their seat at the table

The alleged utterance referring to African nations and Haiti, by the President of the United States, has caused quite a stir. To my mind it is irrelevant whether or not...

Editorial: Religious leaders can do more to empower the youth

RELIGIOUS leaders have been challenged to inculcate good values among Rwandan youth to ensure they constructively contribute to national development. The call was made by Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente during...

Building a stronger African Union

Despite the myriad challenges we still face, over the past two generations our world has become more prosperous and equitable, and also safer. Cooperation among nations has been a foundation...

Protect children from inappropriate online content

As a sign of the times we live in, more and more children are getting Internet-enabled gadgets in daily life. As children often see their parents or guardians obsessed by...

Editorial: To Amavubi; go forth and fly high

Rwanda’s Amavubi get their campaign at the 2018 Total African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals in Morocco underway today by taking on one of Africa’s giants, Super Eagles of Nigeria, in...

Accelerating Africa's energy transition

PARIS – For much of Africa, the transition from fossil fuels to cleaner forms of energy is seen as an environmental imperative. With fossil fuels comprising a majority – as...

Good times at last?

LONDON – In February 2017, I wrote an optimistic commentary called “The Global Economy’s Surprising Resilience.” The piece came as a surprise to those who saw only bleak prospects for...

We should broaden our understanding of success in school

It is that time of the year that my media colleagues often refer to as the silly season. This is the time that examination bodies in our countries announce the...

Cars alone won’t drive out insurance losses

An actor in Rwanda’s insurance sector once told me that prayer is an important aspect of their business; I didn’t quite understand until they explained. "We pray for our clients...

Editorial: The drugs menace should be met head on

Once in a while, the police ceremoniously carry out operations to destroy impounded drugs and illicit liquors. Most of the items are usually smuggled from neighbouring countries and despite the...