Branding Kigali city through culture

As cities compete on an international scale to attract visitors, investors, talented people and inhabitants, city branding is gaining much more interest and increasingly becoming the fashion that each city...

EDITORIAL: Bring culprits of hate crimes to book

On Tuesday, Rwandans woke up to shocking news of cruelty meted out on at least three helpless cows belonging to Genocide survivors in different parts of the country. The attackers...

Will nuclear history repeat itself in Korea?

As Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first summit with US President Donald Trump takes place at Trump’s luxurious Florida estate Mar-a-Lago, at least part of the discussion will invariably focus on...

Growing out of populism?

After nine dreary years of downgrading their GDP forecasts, macroeconomic policymakers around the world are shaking their heads in disbelief: Despite a populist-propelled wave of political tumult, global growth is...

Diversifying and transforming Rwanda’s financial services sector

Financial services organisations are a significant driver of growth in Rwanda. Rising financial inclusion – powered by innovation – is contributing directly to growth prospects for the country.

EDITORIAL: Give forex bureaus grace period before enforcing new rules

The central bank last week announced a new regulatory framework guiding foreign exchange operations in the country. According to the revised framework, the minimum operating capital was raised to Rwf50...

The truth about NAFTA

As US President Donald Trump receives bids to build his supposed “beautiful wall” along the border with Mexico, his administration is also poised to build some figurative walls with America’s...

Why we need political Islam

US President Donald Trump has put on the back burner an executive order that would designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group. He should leave it there permanently. Inclusive...

Trump alone not to blame for anti-migrant hysteria

Immigration is a word frequently in the news these days. Migrants, whether they are refugees or people in search of a better life, are unwanted in many places, especially by...

Trump's order to undo climate change policies is a setback to Paris Agreement

Last week, the US President Donald Trump signed a dramatically sweeping executive order to roll back several policies on climate change initiated by his predecessor Barack Obama.

Artificial intelligence and artificial problems

BERKELEY – Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers recently took exception to current US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s views on “artificial intelligence” (AI) and related topics. The difference between the...

When does a genocide survivor lose it all?

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A terrorist attack goes off in a city in Europe. Any city: Paris, England, Brussels, Munich. It claims a million innocent lives. What is the reaction? Does the world change...

Editorial: Mutuelle de Sante: 100% subscription is possible

A new campaign aimed at increasing the number of subscribers to the Community Health-Based Health Insurance commonly known as Mutuelle de Sante was launched on Friday.

Illiberal stagnation

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NEW YORK – Today, a quarter-century after the Cold War’s end, the West and Russia are again at odds. This time, though, at least on one side, the dispute is...

An opportunity and challenge to the Rwandan youth

It is a long-held view that a country that invests in its youth, invests in the sustainability of its achievements.

The SGR trains should turn us travellers, into royalty

So much has been said about the Standard Gauge Railway and how it is supposed to transform the East African region. At some point the stories were all so rosy...

EDITORIAL: Road safety is a must, but so is time management

Rwanda National Police this week started to crackdown on public service vehicles that flouted the new speed governor directives. Commuter minibuses have been restrained to travel not faster than 60...

DotAfrica should be more than an identity

It makes for an important milestone now that the continent has its own Top-Level Domain (TLD), dotAfrica (.Africa). A two-day schedule is expected to commence next week that will culminate...

EDITORIAL: Retirees deserve a better deal

Pensioners who retired before 2003 have again called attention on their plight. This time it is not about the insufficient retirement benefits that are no longer in line with today’s...

Donald Trump's climate fantasies

NEW YORK – Legend holds that King Canute brought his flatterers to the sea to show them that even a king could not command the ocean waves, that the laws...

How to handle an oil shock

The global oil market is a volatile place. But, abstracting from high-frequency fluctuations, average annual world prices (in US dollars) plummeted about 60% between 2012 and 2016. So how do...

The changing nature of human capital and people management

With new jobs being created almost daily, traditional learning systems are now less effective at preparing students for their future careers. That’s why business leaders are looking for talent with...

A true partnership between Rwanda and UK

My visit to Rwanda comes at an historic time for Britain. My home has begun the process of leaving the European Union, and concentrate on becoming an outward-facing, global, free-trading...

Lessons from Trump's health-care debacle

WASHINGTON, DC – US President Donald Trump’s domestic economic agenda suffered a major setback last week, when the House Republican leadership decided to withdraw their hastily drafted bill to repeal...