Tread cautiously, critics; Rwanda is a whiff of many surprises

Pray, why is everybody (self not excluded!) fretting over this flood of criticism from the Western organisations, hurled at the behest of their governments, of course? Haven’t we always been...

YouthConnekt: Rebranding Africa

The grim portrayal of Africa in mainstream media, particularly Western media, is one of the most damaging remnants of colonialism. Beyond the sinister necessity to incite pity at best and...

EDITORIAL: Closed dairy firms should implement RSB recommendations before reopening

The fight against products that don’t meet quality standards is everyone’s responsibility. Besides protecting firms and traders from unfair competition, it safeguards public health and prevents economic haemorrhage through job...

Presidential Elections: The pride of the Rwandan choice

I have had the honour, like other cadres of RPF Inkotanyi, of attending campaign rallies organised by the RPF to support its flag bearer, President Paul Kagame.

The coming financial volatility

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LONDON – Bond investors are from Mars, and central bankers are from Venus – or so suggests the bond market’s negative reaction to signals that the exceptional monetary-policy accommodation of...

Britain en marche ?

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LONDON – We live in a politically turbulent age. Parties barely a year old have recently swept to power in France and in the huge metropolitan area of Tokyo.

Editorial: Urumuri initiative will help spur youth entrepreneurship

The role of financial institutions in empowering the youth is critical if the challenge of unemployment is to be addressed. Access to affordable finance for youth-led enterprises remains a tall...

The truths about Rwanda – A New York experience

A few weeks ago, I was privileged to attend the World Values Network Award Ceremony in New York City where President Paul Kagame was awarded that organisation’s highest honor. President...

Why you should exercise your right to vote

On August 3 and 4 eligible Rwandans in the diaspora and those within the country will cast their votes for the president. Voting will be a nationwide exercise which is...

EDITORIAL: The youth must take the lead in job creation

Rwanda is seeking to create 200,000 jobs annually, but the latest Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey report estimates that about 146,000 off-farm jobs are created annually since 2011.

Short powerful messages from Jack Ma to the youth

The atmosphere (sounds better than climate) around Kigali and other areas is currently more of a celebratory one far from what others may want you to believe. The campaigns for...

EDITORIAL: Open visa policies come with more advantages

In the just-concluded YouthConnekt Summit held in Kigali, President Paul Kagame returned to a subject that is dear to his heart; the visa bottleneck that is hindering African integration.

Why the net neutrality uproar in the US should interest us

The uproar about the possible rollback of net neutrality rules by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seems not to have as much as raised ripple of interest locally. Perhaps...

EDITORIAL: Local leaders should lead by example during election period

Police have announced the arrest of several local leaders for flouting electoral laws. That some people tend to break the rules during election time is to be expected, there is...

View of Rwanda as espoused by The Economist smirks of neo-colonialism

It looks like right has suddenly become wrong and wrong is the new right if one is to go by the recent editorial opinion by The Economist regarding life in...

2017 elections: Rwandans read from the same page but!

The first week of campaigning was as successful as emotional to many Rwandans, especially those attending President Kagame’s campaign rallies (tens of thousands of them at each rally).

Editorial: Promoting inmates' rights will facilitate their reformation

Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) Tuesday joined the international community to celebrate the Nelson Mandela Day 2017. The day, also known as Mandela Prisoner Rights Day, recognises the fundamental rights of...

Why RPF-Inkotanyi is not a political party but a family

The question has to be asked. Why is the Rwandese Patriotic Front-Inkotanyi so successful? How is it that a revolutionary Front forged in the crucible of a violent struggle for...

Capitalising on Africa's youth dividend

TORONTO – When South African university students took to the streets in 2016 as part of the “Fees Must Fall” protest movement, the “decolonization of the curriculum” was among the...

A "Macroneconomic" revolution?

LONDON – Next month will mark the tenth anniversary of the global financial crisis, which began on August 9, 2007, when Banque National de Paris announced that the value of...

Editorial: The youth have the power to make a difference

The first edition of the YouthConnekt Africa Summit is underway and it will bring together over 2,500 delegates.

Rights defending tricksters in the grip of a malingering electoral fever

They are back, guns blazing, those champion rights-abuser busters! Those fellows that never tire in their fight for the defence of our rights, whenever a big event is here!

Learning from Malaria

It is one of the best untold stories in the annals of development: great strides have been made against malaria, a disease that was once endemic across the world and,...

The quiet demise of austerity

It has been several years since policymakers seriously discussed the merits of fiscal austerity.

Rwanda Decides