2017 elections: choose wisely – it takes longer to create than to destroy

Protecting what this country has achieved so far in economic terms when compared to the state of affairs two decades ago; maintaining peace and security that all Rwandans enjoy -...

Confronting Africa’s water challenge

Water is essential for life, and yet it is scarce in many parts of the world. Owing to the effects of climate change, Africa is experiencing its worst drought since...

EDITORIAL: New French govt should not be haunted by the Genocide, it should come clean

Just a few days to the 23rd anniversary of the stopping of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, some of the enigmas are continuing to unravel. The scope of the...

Surge in diplomacy, action in mediation

The fourth edition of the Istanbul Conference on Mediation will take place on June 30, 2017 with the theme of “Surge in Diplomacy, Action in Mediation.” Experts, diplomats, practitioners and...

Presidential hopefuls, who is up to the task of safeguarding Agaciro?

As a Rwandan, especially presidential aspirant, or friend of Rwanda, have you all taken time to think deeply about this word Agaciro? What’s this hullabaloo many are making around Agaciro?

RPF and Kagame are not competing for power; they simply lead

More than four decades ago, I was born in Rwanda, my motherland. I lived through different regimes, from the MRND’s single party-state system to the 1991-1994 multiparty system, the genocidal...

EDITORIAL: COMESA will need more than research to spur intra-Africa trade

Business leaders, researchers, trade experts and government officials from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) bloc are in Kigali for the third COMESA Annual Research Forum.

Poland’s immoral refugee policy

On June 13, the European Commission filed a lawsuit against Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, accusing them of violating European Union law by refusing to admit refugees. The next...

Rwanda is a youthful nation and that’s a good thing

President Paul Kagame gave an interview on a wide range of issues on Sunday 25 July at RBA. One of the questions he was asked was about the largely youthful...

Small business, big impact

The fruits of economic growth are not being shared widely enough. In many advanced economies, the anaemic post-2008 recovery has benefited the relatively rich, while large numbers of households have...

EDITORIAL: Rwandan youth should heed the President’s call

President Paul Kagame on Sunday reiterated his call to young Rwandans urging them to be more active in the country’s politics. The President was speaking during an interview with the...

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...