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,...

EDITORIAL: Teach the young generation about the history of Genocide against the Tutsi

Rwanda is one of the countries with darkest histories globally. Ours is a history littered with chapters that are so difficult to comprehend, let alone reckoning with. And, it becomes...

Twenty Three Aprils later, dark hearts still linger

A dark heart roamed Zuuba village, Kigarama Sector in Kicukiro District. Deep in the night, an ogre waited for the entire village to go to bed before setting out to...

Kwibuka23: Lessons from Rwanda

Even for those who were not in Rwanda in the early days of April 1994 each year brings a sense of how the mood was 23 years ago.

Europe's reform opportunity

The eurozone crisis is far less dangerous now than during its peak years of 2010-2013. Growth has picked up across the European Union, and five million jobs were created between...

Kwibuka23: Why we must remember

To live in Rwanda after July 1994 meant to live with the consequences of genocide.

Kwibuka23: A call for EAC leaders' political responsibility

As Rwanda commemorates the Genocide against the Tutsi (Kwibuka23), the Committee of the Intelligence and Security Services (CISSA) conference has just ended in Khartoum, Sudan.

End impunity for 1994 Genocide perpetrators and their accomplices

Dozens of Rwandan key Genocide perpetrators continue to live in Europe, particularly in France. Too often they live with total impunity, without being troubled by justice.

[Editorial] Genocide should not be trivialised or buried in the tomb of indifference

As Rwanda continues on its path to healing and consolidating its people’s unity, some people with nefarious agendas are working tooth and nail to derail it.