How Middle Eastern immigrants boost US competitiveness

In his 1961 science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein chose a Muslim linguist, “Dr. Mahmoud,” to help the book’s Martian-raised protagonist make the transition to...

EDITORIAL: Harmonised regional policies are farmers’ lifeline

Stakeholders in the regional agricultural sector have expressed concerns over the delay by Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) member states to harmonise seed policies, which they say...

The Mullah-led development model

A longstanding debate in economics – and among social scientists more broadly – centers on how best to deliver international aid to developing countries. Should these countries’ governments rely on...

Macri’s disappointing first year in Argentina

Argentina’s economy is struggling. Last year, the country suffered stagflation, with GDP droppingby 2.3% and inflationreachingnearly 40%. Poverty and inequality increased; unemployment rose; and foreign debt grew– and continues to...

Thoughts on Easter, second coming and state of the world

On Sunday, Christians around the world celebrated Easter, the resurrection of Christ. They thronged houses of worship to mark the event. Rwandans did too as they have done for over...

EDITORIAL: Digital education is the way to go

Beginning June, the Government in partnership with Microsoft will roll out digital education, a move expected to improve the quality of learning in schools. Digital education is a system of...

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...