Cafe Rwanda’ promo helps a nation recover from Genocide

Prior to the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, a three-month long massacre that claimed the lives of more than one million people, the primary cash crop and heartbeat of the Rwandan economy...

Fear of fresh conflict in Congo

Peace accords that were to put an end to the conflicts that killed millions in the Democratic Republic of Congo are collapsing after a powerful renegade Tutsi general declared war...

Should church leaders amass wealth?

I have been following the feud which has rocked Maranatha Church and the questions about whether or not Pastor Gitwaza owns a Hummer as it appears in the press, but...

How effective is the on going ant-malaria spraying?

Efforts by government to curb the problem of malaria through the ongoing indoor residual spraying campaign have made residents to smile after realizing that ICON not only kills mosquitoes, but...

Do not distort Rwanda’s history

A month ago, precisely on July 8, 2007, Paul Rusesabagina attended a Sunday service at St. Sabina Church in Chicago, USA and addressed a congregation of approximately 3,000 people.

Lessons from Rwanda

A couple of months ago, I suggested that the claims for the benefit of the Tory trip to Rwanda might be inflated. In the current mood of dissatisfaction with David...

Who the hell is this ‘muzungu’?

I apologise for that racist utterance, but I beg you to note that I am quoting somebody. Ordinarily, the mention of ‘umuzungu’ would not have caught my attention, knowing the...

Scientific research important for strategic areas of development

The government of Rwanda has in recent years been focused on identifying and supporting various areas of research and education with potential for contributing to national needs.

Domestic violence, who is to blame?

With concerted efforts, Rwanda has successfully handled and addressed serious problems even to the smallest unit of the community.

Voices of the devil mislead the international community

I WOULD like to express my disappointment over the recent media reports on the appointment of Maj.Gen Karenzi Karake by Rwanda to deputise the UN-AU hybrid force commander.

Demob, come out openly and we discuss

I read an article in Umuseso N° 292 of August 21-28, 2007 allegedly written by one unnamed demobilized soldier (demob) appealing to President Paul Kagame to pay him and his...

Rwanda: Rusesabagina, Genocide and identity politics

It has been about a year since I first sat in the living room of Paul Rusesabagina’s house outside of Brussels.

The new Rwanda

Just 13 years after the Genocide, Rwanda is accomplishing miracles. Can a deeply scarred society simply will itself to succeed?In 1994, neighbours killed neighbours, priests their congregants, and parents their...

Genocide still ignored

Sixty years ago, people vowed “never again.” As news of the Holocaust spread around the world, people were determined to make sure such heinous crimes would not be repeated. Yet,...

The heed to land disputes

Making the choice to own land is hard enough, but lately buying a plot of land is only the beginning.

Let Rwanda try suspects

Few nations have suffered like Rwanda, a poor central African state of 7 million where the Hutu majority rose up in a genocidal attack on the Tutsi minority in 1994....

The heed to land disputes

Making the choice to own land is hard enough, but lately buying a plot of land is only the beginning.

The heed to land disputes

Making the choice to own land is hard enough, but lately buying a plot of land is only the beginning.

Let Rwanda try suspects

Few nations have suffered like Rwanda, a poor central African state of 7 million where the Hutu majority rose up in a genocidal attack on the Tutsi minority in 1994....

Let Rwanda try suspects

Few nations have suffered like Rwanda, a poor central African state of 7 million where the Hutu majority rose up in a genocidal attack on the Tutsi minority in 1994....

Ideology hinders water for the poor

A billion people lack clean water and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation but the obstacles they face usually have more to do with ideology than practicality, as we see in...

UDF-Inkingi malicious attack on Maj. Gen. Karenzi baseless

On 14 August 2007 the United Democratic Force-Inkingi (UDF-Inkingi), an amalgamation of extremist genocidaires, made wild and unfounded allegations against Major General Karenzi Karake and indeed against the Government of...

Africans were and still are forced into slavery

“The Europeans and Arabs took the most talented, intelligent and creative generations of our African forefathers through slavery”, Patrick Buhungu, my young brother, told me in 2003. ...

Rusesabagina’s dishonest behaviour

Paul Rusesabagina is not only an imposter but also a fraudster in many ways. He is the only person known to have made financial gains out of the 1994 Genocide.