EDITORIAL: War against genocide ideology is winnable

A senatorial committee yesterday began a month-long nationwide exercise designed to assess the country’s efforts in the fight against genocide ideology and denial. The development comes at a time official...

Bow to teachers: they are next to saints

October 5 is International Teachers’ Day, that one time a year when we celebrate the role of teachers in transforming the lives of successive generations of young people across the...

Science and its disciplines

Science in its original sense was a word for a type of knowledge rather than a specialized word for the pursuit of such knowledge. It refers, for example, to natural...

Editorial: Borrow a leaf from Nyundo School of Art and Music

Within just three years of its inception, the music department at Nyundo School of Art and Music is already redefining the local music industry terrain.

Intercountry child adoption requires close scrutiny

Most recently, the Government lifted the ban which had been imposed on foreigners or persons outside Rwanda to adopt children in the country. Initially, the decision to bar the adoption...

Editorial: Africa must focus on research-based development

Experts from various African countries have called for innovation and creativity to ensure quality research that will help make relevant policies to handle various challenges facing the continent.

Disrupting climate change

DENVER – After a season of record-breaking hurricanes in the United States and floods across Asia, it would be easy to despair about the accelerating pace of climate change.

Life-and-death inequality

REYKJAVÍK – Just as some of us live longer than others, countries have different average life expectancies. At the bottom of the scale is Swaziland, the only country in the...

Reflections on what independence and teaching mean in this age

Self determination is an important right that often clashes with the fear that comes with trying to alter international borders. In recent days, the people of Cataluna (Spain) and Kurdistan...

Hostages of our own lifestyle inflation

In a public lecture, Thursday, Bank of Kigali Chief Executive Dr. Diane Karusisi addressed ULK students on how to manage their ‘lifestyle inflation’ by ‘spending on needs and saving on...

Banks now between a rock and hard place

I recently read Central Bank’s concerns in regard to non-performing loans (NPLs) in this paper on 28th September 2017. According to the piece, the Governor John Rwangombwa when delivering the...

Editorial: Good customer care is the heart of the matter

For decades, Rwanda’s economy was hinged on the agricultural sector. Coffee and tea were its mainstay and close to 90 percent of its population depended on agriculture.

Let’s call Tesla to Africa’s power rescue

During the beginning of the countdown last Friday to build the world’s largest lithium ion battery plant for a state in the southern central part of Australia in less than...

Editorial: Rwandans should leverage growing hospitality sector

Global hotel franchise Hilton Hotel this week announced its entry into the Rwandan market after taking over the Ubumwe Grande Hotel in a move that constitutes yet another vote of...

October 1, 1990 shall always remain etched on our mind

Twenty-seven years ago this month, the life of this country hung on a thread. Not literally, not practically, not virtually, not apparently, not with any nearness qualification.

The media is dead, long live the media

If we, the people, kill the traditional media, we will be quick to embrace the new media.

Editorial: Genocide ideology is not a myth

Opponents and critics of this country never let an opportunity to slam it slip away, accusing it of all kinds of ills. Most of them know the truth but choose...

Inside the mind of the mass shooter

LONDON – This weekend, Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, from an overlooking hotel, killing at least 59 people and injuring more than...

Tribute to Silas Majoro, Rwanda’s towering patriot and educationist

Today is our day. October 5 is World Teachers’ Day. As a teacher, I find it a fitting moment to invite Rwandans to reflect on the role played by our...

Editorial: Children adopted during the Genocide deserve to know their roots

Good news resounded this week in Nyamata. There was an emotional family reunion when a daughter, long thought dead, returned home 23 years later. Jeannette Chiapello was only two years...

Your pension will never be enough

An important consideration in planning for retirement is the level of income you will need and where the income will come from. Most people have unrealistic expectations as to the...

French inquiry into Genocide? Truth will ultimately prevail

Recently, the Government of France announced it had launched an investigation into the possible complicity of the biggest French bank, BNP Paribas, in the Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda in...

Editorial: EAC could achieve more if all member states moved at the same pace

This week, the One Stop Border Post (OSBP) between Tanzania and Rwanda, Rusumo, began 24-hour operations. The move is expected to increase business traffic considerably

The power of active citizenship

The Congress of South African Trade Unions, the country’s largest labor organization, recently held what were billed as the largest popular protests since the end of apartheid, over chronic corruption...