A Breakthrough Against Hunger

NEW YORK – Today’s world hunger crisis is unprecedentedly severe and requires urgent measures. Nearly one billion people are trapped in chronic hunger – perhaps 100 million more than two...

Barrack’s character should inspire Africa to produce own Obamas

The world’s top darling, Barack Obama, enters the White House today, as  America’s most unpopular president in as many decades, George W. Bush, leaves a problematic Oval Office to the...

Recession Insurance

NEW HAVEN – The Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund, Olivier Blanchard, and several IMF economists have proposed in a recent paper that governments should offer what they call...

Recession Insurance

NEW HAVEN – The Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund, Olivier Blanchard, and several IMF economists have proposed in a recent paper that governments should offer what they call...

Government appointees have to start accepting responsibility

First of all, I’m shocked by the stench that has been emanating from the dungeons of the Fonds National pour l’Assistance aux Rescapés du Génocide, or FARG as its better...

Friends in need are friends indeed aren’t they not?

Well, the Chinese foreign minister is out of our airspace and on route to another African destination, leaving us a shiny new ministerial building, worth almost nine million dollars and...

Neighbours

TEL AVIV – During the military operations in Gaza, code-named “Fused Lead” (after a Hanukkah song about a small spinning top – one of that holiday’s symbols – made out...

Treachery, a most despicable characteristic of the human make up

Rwanda has been plagued with treachery right back to King Musinga’s reign.  They exiled him and put Rudahigwa on the throne.  This was the beginning of the destabilization of the...

Why Obama won

United States President-elect Barack Obama is to be officially inaugurated as US President on January 20th. As the dust settles following this historic election, and as we recover from the...

Is the battle against corruption and embezzlement being won or lost?

The recent discovery that funds meant to help genocide orphans ended in individual pockets is a testimony enough, to show that though progress has been made in fighting corruption, there...

The end of the Monroe Doctrine

The Monroe Doctrine – which in 1823 proclaimed all of Latin America to be a zone of exclusive American interest – is withering away.

To ignore or not to ignore, that, my friends, is the question

I read, with a lot of amusement, an article written in the New Times on the 7th of this month. Titled “Police, local authorities defer on Governor’s directive’, the gist...

The inside story of the regional fuel crisis

The 2008 festive season did not go so well for most Rwandans as all parts of the country were affected by a serious shortage of petrol. Reports indicate that the...

A Czech Moment

PRAGUE – As I listened to what some Europeans were saying as my country prepared to take over the presidency of the European Union, I heard dim echoes of Neville...

The Tragedy of a Genocide

The tragedy of genocide leaves deep scars within the society.  Civil war does not leave such an indelible scar. In civil war it is brother to brother, but in arms. ...

New Year message to the Police Chief

Madam, you did a great job over the festivities, hardly any crimes were committed, and the Traffic Police averted the usual carnage on our roads at this time of the...

Under the reign of the first black President, will America lose another generation of black males?

The previous generation of young Black males was destroyed between 1985 and 2005. No amount of crying, cursing or hand-wringing can change this because that generation is gone! We need...

Central Asia’s Waking Giant

THE HAGUE – The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) brings together almost half the world’s population, several members own nuclear weapons, many are big energy suppliers, and it includes some of...

Learning from America

As the United States prepares to celebrate the inauguration of its first African-American president, it showcases again one of the best aspects of its national identity. Though it took more...

Mindless and senseless injure innocent in Kigali

Two days ago, bloodthirsty thugs hurled grenades at innocent civilians, injuring a handful of them. Only mindless and senseless people engage in such cowardly attacks against innocent people.

The New Age Divide

LONDON – So what does 2009 hold in store for us? As ever, the unpredictable – a terrorist atrocity or a rash decision by a national leader – will take...

To Rose

It seems that after all, intelligence has prevailed for once and France has come to its senses by releasing you from that ridiculous situation and we all rejoice in your...

The Marx Renaissance

PRINCETON – Karl Marx has returned, if not quite from the grave then from history’s dustbin. German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück recently said that Marx’s answers “may not be irrelevant”...

From Rwanda to the People of the Netherlands

When earlier this month the Dutch Government decided to freeze their support to the Rwandan Budget, a few questions boggled my mind. What could have prompted such a sudden and...