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 “attackā€ 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...