Kagame: The unbelievable truth

The Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) on June 17 nominated Paul Kagame as its presidential candidate in this year’s elections. Although he was unopposed, the RPF still conducted a secret ballot...

Change of mindset is the precursor to improved service delivery

Last week, Kigali hosted a three-day Africa Public Service Day Conference, where delegates urged governments across the continent to better engage the youth in national development policies and public service...

Embrace art of critical thinking and logical reasoning in Rwandan schools

Not so long ago, I was travelling on a local train in Boston then I over-heard a dialogue between a father and her 4-year-old daughter.

Saudi Arabia's Game of Thrones

PRINCETON – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has just replaced the 57-year-old Muhammad bin Nayif with his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman, as crown prince, completing a process of power centralization...

More aggressive efforts required to fight drug abuse

The private sector has been urged to work closely with government institutions to battle the rising cases of drug abuse in the country.

Dealing with asthma during pregnancy

Asthma is a condition that can make it hard to breathe. Asthma does not always cause symptoms. But when a person with asthma has an “attack” or a flare up,...

Ignorance of education issues is a threat to the future of learners

This week I thought I would be writing about the politics in the region especially in Kenya and Rwanda where general elections are slated for the month of August. In...

Youth & politics: From cheerleaders to players

The August 4, 2017 Presidential Election will be an emotional affair as it may be the last chance voters have to confer their mandate to a man that will always...

EDITORIAL: Rwanda’s Muslim leadership deserves our accolades

As the end of the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, it is a hope that those who upheld it came out with what they wanted; getting closer...

Bold female Imams in the West stir some muted local interest

As this year’s Holy Month of Ramadan edges closer to the end, there are those who are beginning to wonder whether it also did not mark yet another significant sign...

Trump's unraveling Korea policy

ATLANTA – With every tweet or meeting with a foreign leader that US President Donald Trump completes, American officials find themselves struggling to reassure allies that the United States remains...

[Editorial] More support to TVET schools will spur national development

The Ministry of Education is planning to extend feeding support and capitation grants to Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools.

Young people cannot be a generation of ‘ba ntibindeba’

It is a topic I keep coming back to time and again: in a world full of social, economic, and political challenges that transcend age, it is increasingly apparent that...

2017 elections: The moment of truth

Last Saturday June 17, was yet another milestone in the politics of our country, a day on which RPF’s National Congress that brought together nearly 2000 senior cadres of RPF...

Ban on Caguwa: why Africa needs focused, resilient leaders

Three years ago, Heads of State from the East African Community adopted a roadmap that will lead to the phaseout of the importation of used clothes, known locally as Caguwa...

EDITORIAL: Election coverage guidelines should apply to all media

Today being the last day of nominations for the upcoming presidential elections and all interested candidates having made their intentions known, all eyes are now focused on the campaigns that...

The real side of fake news

Today’s digital devices and social networks deliver so much information that even the savviest consumer cannot evaluate all of it. We seem to be living in a version of Aldous...

EDITORIAL: Phasing out second hand clothes is all in our interests

As member states of the East African Community (EAC) embark on a gradual phase out of second hand clothes by 2019, American exporters are sounding war drums. Grouped under the...

An IMF bridge to somewhere for Greece?

The International Monetary Fund has resurrected an old technique – commonly used in the 1980s during the Latin American debt crisis – that would allow Greece to avoid a payment...

The global economy in 2067

The world is experiencing a slow-motion economic crisis – one that, most experts agree, will continue for the foreseeable future. The global economy has grown in fits and starts since...

Problems of personality in international leadership

Qatar is finding itself still isolated from the other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries more than two weeks after the crisis started. It is no coincidence that the recently empowered...

EDITORIAL: New plant a boon to the construction industry

A new plant that produces various types of construction materials has been commissioned in Rwamagana District, providing sector players huge relief as it will ease access to and help reduce...

What we owe refugee children

Last year, images of desperate refugees, many of them children, stirred our collective conscience and prompted world leaders to take action. But a year of political upheaval has diverted media...

North Korea’s real strategy

North Korea’s quest for nuclear weapons is often depicted as a “rational” response to its strategic imperatives of national security and regime survival. After all, the country is surrounded by...