Lessons from Kagame's election and inauguration

It was an inauguration ceremony like no other, everybody was saying, with lessons for Rwandans and fellow Africans. They were referring to last Friday’s swearing in of President Paul Kagame...

China's renewable-energy revolution

BEIJING – At the start of 2017, China announced that it would invest $360 billion in renewable energy by 2020 and scrap plans to build 85 coal-fired power plants. In...

Why Trump aide Bannon had to go

WASHINGTON, DC – In many, if not most, US administrations, some figure emerges who convinces the press that the president couldn’t function without him (it’s yet to be a her)....

[Editorial] Cutting cost of fish feeds is a timely intervention

Shortage of fish feeds has been one of the biggest challenges in commercial fish farming.

Africa comes of age

It was not planned. It just happened. Or to paraphrase him; He just did it. Paul Kagame was inaugurated for another seven-year term last week, and Africa came of age....

Inauguration day sealed the victory

Last Friday, President Kagame, who recently won presidential election by a landslide, swore in to lead the country for a transitional seven-year term.The inaugural ceremony, which took place at Amahoro...

EDITORIAL: Youth have their work cut out in the next 7 years

In his inaugural address shortly after he was sworn in for another seven-year term on Friday, President Paul Kagame laid out his top priorities, with investments in the country’s young...

Elections shouldn’t bring life to a standstill in this region

The month of August in Kigali has reached the part I love the most. It is that time when, starting from Assumption Day, the rains come back to ensure that...

As Kagame took oath on Friday, citizens too, did

It is impossible to find the best adjective to describe President Paul Kagame’s swearing-in ceremony on Friday; but there is one thing we all agree with, that everyone was glad...

EDITORIAL: There is hope yet for football

For a minute, one would have thought that the football glory of years past was knocking on the door when the Rwandan national team, Amavubi, was leading Uganda Cranes 2-0...

How the cultural and creative industry is gaining ground in Rwanda

A week will hardly pass by without a news item or two in the lifestyle section in the Rwandan media about an upcoming entertainment event. It speaks of the country’s...

The guardian of the liberal world order

MADRID – The global financial crisis, which began ten years ago this month, showed that the Western-led rules-based international order’s long-term survival is not inevitable. It is often assumed that...

Engineering better refugee health care

BOSTON – A resurgence of nativism and xenophobia in countries around the world has created a toxic environment for those fleeing from geopolitical crises. But among the many challenges that...

[Editorial] Rwanda emerges from the elections even stronger

President Paul Kagame’s inaugural speech was nothing short of inspirational for Rwandans and Africans as well.

'Liberal democracy' vs the Rwandan people, who won?

The western media’s criticism around the 2017 presidential elections in Rwanda felt more passionate than ever before. They all had the same message: 'Rwanda, under Paul Kagame has achieved remarkable...

Kagame won by 99% but will still share power: A peep into Rwanda's all-inclusive governance model

Today is Inauguration Day in Rwanda. Paul Kagame will be sworn in for the fourth time as president after an election that only cemented his undisputed popularity among the people...

RPF's moral contract with the Rwandan people

This question about the weakness of Rwanda’s political opposition parties is an interesting one. Is the opposition weak in Rwanda because it is not given space? Because it’s persecuted? Not...

Editorial: Very busy seven years lie ahead, but Rwandans shall overcome

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President Paul Kagame will be sworn-in today to begin another 7-year mandate. His overwhelming endorsement by the Rwandan people caused some ripples among a few foreigners but Rwandans had the...

The lost lesson of the financial crisis

LONDON – Ten years ago this month, the French bank BNP Paribas decided to limit investors’ access to the money they had deposited in three funds. It was the first...

How the Western media gets it wrong on Rwanda

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Africans have for long been subjected to the thinking that prosperity and stability can only be achieved through western prescriptions. Trying other approaches like Rwanda has done, means being labeled...

Editorial: Assumption Day rains could be put to good use

The perennial mystery did not disappoint. It rained on Assumption Day, as it always does ever since the apparition of the Virgin Mary in Kibeho in 1981. It is wildly...

Is Trump killing the dollar?

SANTA BARBARA – For nearly a century, the US dollar has been viewed as the financial world’s ultimate safe haven. No other currency has promised the same degree of security...

What is the value of water?

When you and I breathe in fresh air, the amount I inhale affects you in no way. This is because air is abundant and so there’s plenty of it to...

Rwanda is charting its own dignified destiny

Methinks the coming years will see exciting times for everybody, Rwandan or not. When you take into account the changes taking place, especially the increasingly high speed at which everything...