Asia's Multilateralism

NEW YORK – The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are poised to hold their annual meetings, but the big news in global economic governance will not be made...

About last night...France wakes up from nightmare

France is a global power. It’s a country with influence in military, economic, and diplomatic terms, and does not shy from using this strength to muscle its way in diplomatic...

EDITORIAL: Time for the Church to come to terms with its past

Pope Francis last week took the bull by the horns, literally. He signed a Papal Bull (decree) declaring a holy year that begins on December 8.

Charles Onyango Obbo: 2017 debate distortions

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“A big part of the global “Brand Kagame” could well be lost if he continues in office; and his enemies just can’t wait for the moment,” wrote Onyango Obbo. The...

Genocide ideology can be uprooted

When the Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA) ended the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi twenty-one years ago this month, a huge battle had been won but the victory also marked the...

Killing is both religiously and ethically immoral

This week, Rwanda has been in a period of commemoration, remembering her people who were senselessly slaughtered during the horrible Genocide against the Tutsi 21 years ago.

Rwanda teaches us that we cannot outsource dignity

21 years ago I was lucky to have a teacher who kept close tabs on regional politics. The old man who has since returned to his creator made it a...

EDITORIAL: Fight against Genocide ideology should extend to the Internet

The old Genocide ideology demons have again raised their heads as the country embarks, for the 21st time, to remember its sons and daughters who passed away in the 1994...

Reflections on Kwibuka 21

This year, for the first time, I spent the entire first day of Kwibuka in my village. It was a moving way to begin the 21st commemoration of the Genocide...

EDITORIAL: The youth need more role models to break the ethnic barrier

In 2011, The New Times ran a testimony of a Genocide survivor in the Eastern Province who was just seven years old in 1994. What sets the story apart from...

Why we must tackle the genocide ideology

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On April 7, we began activities to mark 21 years after a ferocious genocide was unleashed on Rwanda and the Rwandan people, a carnage that would brutally take over one...

Kwibuka21: why Rwandans must stand for their rights

No other genocide, apart from the Jewish Holocaust, can be compared to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

Remembering the Genocide in Rwanda and empowering women for its future

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As the Rwanda Country Director of Indego Africa– a nonprofit organization that empowers female artisans across the country– I work everyday to provide women with access to economic opportunity and...

EDITORIAL: Diaspora has a key role in fighting Genocide denial

Rwandans in the Diaspora across the world have joined their compatriots back home in honouring the more than a million countrymen and women who were murdered in senseless killings that...

Your country needs you to speak up against Genocide denial

Genocide denial is an attempt to deny or minimise statements of the scale and severity of an incidence of genocide.

21 years after the Genocide: we remember and we live

Twenty-one years ago, the world stood by and watched while over a million perished across Rwanda. For Rwandans, the Genocide against the Tutsi has no equal. For survivors, it is...

EDITORIAL: Declassification not enough, arrest Genocide perpetrators

On Tuesday, France declassified documents related to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that claimed over a million Rwandans.

Winning Sri Lanka's peace

COLOMBO – Winning a war or revolution, only to lose the subsequent peace, is one of the grim political truths of our time. In Iraq, a quick military victory over...

Rebuttal: The University of Rwanda we want

The University of Rwanda (UR) Management feels obliged to respond to the article in The New Times in which the university was accused of not practising what it preaches.

The 'Police State' is home to Africa's happiest people

Twenty-one years ago, things did not only look gloomy for Rwanda, they simply did not add up. The madness that engulfed this country leading to the brutal slaughter of 1...

Will the next UK parliament probe BBC on genocide denial?

Late last year, in a letter to Lord Tony Hall, the Director-General of the BBC, a group of scholars, scientists, researchers, journalists and historians expressed their grave concern at the...

EDITORIAL: To end atrocities, the world must get rid of double standards

The flags are flying at half mast, entertaining spots and merrymaking in the country have been put on hold and the sombre mood has brought back bitter memories.

Kwibuka21: Rwanda's spirit can never break

Twenty one years ago today, Rwanda descended into the abyss. A frenzy of killing on a scale not seen before, driven by an ideology of hate. Three months later and...

Marketing mix strategies for business promotion

Marketing helps in understanding your present customers better and to uncover innovative ways for reaching new customers. Remember the customer base is the hub to increase business because without customers...

Rwanda Decides