Looking forward to the day the SGR becomes a boda boda

The first time I had to travel outside Uganda, my country of birth, it was with a Jaguar Executive bus in 2005. In those days, the buses plying cross border...

Democracy trumps terrorism

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LONDON – As I strolled through Paris the other day, the air was warm, the sky was blue, and I felt like I was in the best of all possible...

Editorial: Citizen engagement in policymaking should be the norm

For two decades or so, the people of Rwanda have increasingly taken part in shaping public services and the country’s destiny as democratic and participatory governance continues to take root.

The need to strike a balance between sovereignty and economic integration

The past couple of weeks have seen local and regional media saturated with concerning findings of the recently released EAC Secretariat and the East African Business Council study, "Costs and...

[EDITORIAL] Pan-Africanism: We need to stop agonising and organise

Kigali this week played host to a conference on Pan-Africanism, which took place on the African Liberation Day -- May 25. At the meeting, organised by the Rwandan chapter of...

The Rwandan community abroad in the fight against genocide ideology

The month of April has been, internationally, designated as Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month each year. It is in April 1994 that a genocidal government in Rwanda started to execute...

What is your vision for success?

In this article, my intention is to stimulate your interest in going below the surface to answer some uncomfortable questions. To start us off, what is your vision for success?...

EDITORIAL: RwandAir’s new milestone goes beyond pride

Many Rwandans waking up today can’t wait for 12:45p.m to clock. The time will herald a new chapter in the pages of RwandAir as the national career launches its first...

Manchester’s bright future

I am a proud Mancunian (as the people of Manchester are known), despite the fact I haven’t lived there permanently since I left school for university when I was 18....

Affordable housing: Is price the only factor?

It is not a secret that we need to build more homes in Rwanda. In fact, if we want young families to have a chance of a home of their...

EDITORIAL: Adopt a systematic approach to address genocide ideology in schools

This week saw members of the Anti-Genocide Parliamentary Forum travel to secondary schools across five districts in the country on a campaign to encourage the youngsters to steer clear of...

Africa and Turkey at the threshold of a lasting partnership

Africa is undergoing immense change. The positive transformation is fueled by the hard work, resilience and perseverance of Africans young and old who are determined to turn the page of...

Tribute to the heroines of these highlands

I remember a fellow columnist musing in these pages that if she were not married, she would consider marrying Rwanda. Well, ma’am, I have good news for you. Even in...

Forensic Laboratory: What does this mean for Rwanda?

The enactment of Law No. 41/2016 establishing the Rwanda Forensic Laboratory is an extremely exciting milestone for Rwandans because it translates into speedy reception of analysis results. It also means...

EDITORIAL: EAC needs to do more to improve manufacturing, intra-bloc trade

Regional manufacturers are currently in Kigali to chart ways of revitalising the sector and help increase its contribution to growth and job-creation in particular. The manufacturers, who are attending the...

How Macron can unite Europe

Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election sent a wave of relief and euphoria across Europe. But now a reality check is in order, because we do not yet...

Why extreme nationalism must not be allowed to take hold

A few months ago stories had begun to circulate about the imminent demise of globalisation and the liberal world order of the last seventy years. Obituaries were already being written....

EDITORIAL: Enforcing security is a shared responsibility

Rwanda National Police (RNP) on Saturday joined residents and government officials in community sanitation activities as well as construction of clean water sources and renovation of houses.

Science and international development policy

On the surface, the village at the foot of the Tian Shan Mountains looks similar to its neighbors. Men stand near the canal wearing traditional kalpak hats, children play in...

How to be an open economy

The word “openness” has two related but distinct connotations. It can mean that something is unrestricted, accessible, and possibly vulnerable; or it can mean that something, such as a person...

The impotence of the political opposition

In my discussion with Dr. Frank Habineza of the Green Party, the media picked up the sound bite where I said a discussion between his party and the ruling party...

Worldwide cyber-attack calls for more action

On May 12, more than ever before, the world encountered the worst cyber-attack that hit 150 countries. This clearly shows how cyber-attack is increasingly becoming one of the most intractable...

The last bastion of a profitable press

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NEW DELHI – Around the world, newspapers seem to be facing imminent extinction, as a mass exodus to the Internet causes their circulation to slump and their advertising revenue to...

Editorial: Let's keep the momentum in fight against genocide ideology

The rate of convictions related to genocide ideology has increased over the years as people are more willing to come forward to testify against suspects. This was revealed by Chief...