Genocide deniers want to confuse you to death

Ideas are powerful. This power can be used for virtue or vice. And much of the hope that we carry as human beings is grounded in the belief that on...

Why instilling patriotism virtues is vital for our society

Rwanda continues to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in which a million people lost their lives, the worst episode in the country’s history. The clock cannot be turned...

EDITORIAL: Tougher measures needed in fight against Genocide ideology

Genocide survivors under their umbrella organization, Ibuka want the law on Genocide ideology to be amended to ensure tougher punishments for perpetrators of genocide ideology and related crime.

Let's strive to live together in peace and as one

The Easter season is upon us once again. A time for many families to spend some time together away from the daily rat race that keeps us away from our...

Genocide Survivors shouldn't live in fear

The gruesome murder this week, of a middle aged female Genocide survivor in Niboye, happened three streets from my address, following an earlier attack on the cow of yet another...

Powering Africa's transformation

Africa has a bright future ahead of it. Productivity and growth will improve as African economies continue to place more emphasis on services and manufacturing, pursue commodity production, and achieve...

Editorial: Christians should use Easter to repent and make amends

Rwanda is a predominantly Christian country and a heavy presence of religious organizations in all spheres of life.

The two competing city models

The United Nations has already named April 7 as the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide, which marks the beginning of the 100-day memorial period.

The second year of Europe

NEW YORK – More than four decades ago, US National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger declared 1973 to be “The Year of Europe.” His aim was to highlight the need to...

Saving Asia's mothers

BANGKOK – With all the talk about the impending “Asian century,” one might imagine that the region had moved beyond what are often viewed as poor-country health challenges, like high...

[Editorial] Remembrance is first line of defence against another Genocide

As we were beginning the season of remembrance of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, a very important and significant event somehow failed to capture the local media’s...

Restore the rare Rwandan water lily’s pride of place

When one gets to read travelogues about the country, one does not get to hear about a rare, tiny Rwandan water lily whose date of discovery turns 30 this year....

Breast cancer fight: Each one of us has something to give

The month of March was significant to the Cancer Awareness Campaign in Rwanda and could be pivotal to changing the way we look at cancer in the country from now...

EDITORIAL: We still have work to weed out the genocide ideology

As we were just settling back comfortably, congratulating ourselves that the number of hate crimes had reduced considerably, the killers struck again. It was no ordinary crime, especially given that...

Freedom of speech should not be used as vehicle to insult

British lawmaker and Professor of Political Philosophy, Lord Bhikhu Parekh, once wrote: “Although free speech is an important value, it is not the only one. Human dignity, equality, freedom to...

EDITORIAL: Rwanda is a secular State for a reason

A new Prime Minister’s directive that has banned holding religious ceremonies in government offices has caused some mixed reactions. Some are seeing it as an impediment to freedom of worship...

Europe’s surprising tech success

Europe is often viewed as a digital laggard, running far behind the frontier-pushing United States and Asia. But appearances are deceiving. In fact, according to a new report by the...

Trump’s Tomahawks won’t help

There is a tragic inconsistency in US President Donald Trump’s response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of sarin gas against his country’s people. Trump said that he was moved...

We honour our departed by eradicating the barbarity of their time

Surprise, surprise! This was my first reaction on seeing destitute-looking boys hanging precariously on a moving freight trailer at the Giporoso junction, here in Kigali, the other day.

Why the Genocide against the Tutsi should steer global conscience

A Member of Parliament for north Devon in the British House of Commons once got to his feet to ask the UK Foreign Minister on an urgent issue.

EDITORIAL: Improved law on whistleblowers will boost the fight against corruption

The Cabinet has approved a draft law relating to the protection of whistleblowers, which the Ministry of Justice says will help cover the loopholes in the old legislation.

Kwibuka and Rwanda’s story a rebuke to forces of darkness

Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi is always a period filled with poignant memories, strong emotions and deep reflection – about the senseless loss of human life and the...

EDITORIAL: Genocide reparation defaulters should be given a deadline to pay up

Local Government minister Francis Kaboneka has urged persons required to pay reparations to survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi to fulfill their end of the bargain. Kaboneka was...

Understanding the crime of genocide

One of the most distinctive hallmarks of the crime of genocide compared to other international crimes is the "special intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic,...