Editorial: Customer care crucial in promoting Rwanda as a MICE destination of choice

A new initiative that aims at supporting ongoing efforts to improve customer service in the country has been unveiled.

Rwandans celebrate decades of gains at campaign rallies

It is once again election time. Rwandans go to the polls on August 4 to elect their president for the next seven years. In this country that means celebration; it...

What makes a good leader in Rwanda?

During my early childhood, I was taught that children should obey their elders and elders should respect and protect their younger subordinates.

Why do cities become unaffordable?

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NEW HAVEN – Inequality is usually measured by comparing incomes across households within a country. But there is also a different kind of inequality: in the affordability of homes across...

Editorial: Traders should exploit the business side of presidential campaigns

The presidential campaigns kicked off last week as the three candidates embarked on the grueling journey of traversing the country to solicit for votes.

Why large crowds instil a climate of fear

A story is told about Ahmed Sekou Toure. In the lead up to independence in West Africa, the countries under French colonial rule were placed under referendum to decide whether...

Post-genocide Rwanda has put bar high for political aspirants

On August 3 and 4, Rwandans will go to the polls to elect their President. Barring a black swan, the Rwanda Patriotic Front candidate, President Paul Kagame, backed by the...

Rwanda’s electronic case management system and SDG

On July 11, 2017, Rwanda was ranked among top 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa that are on progress towards attaining the UN-backed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 while, on...

EDITORIAL: Register to vote and seize the chance to help shape your country’s future

As the presidential campaigns enter Day IV, eligible Rwandans who haven’t yet registered to vote or wish to update their personal data on the voters’ register have only today to...

How independent is FERWAFA Electoral Commission?

In every election, it’s paramount that the electoral commission is free from the direction or control of any authority in the performance of its functions. An election commission is a...

Asia's unhappy anniversary

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This month marks the 20th anniversary of the Asian financial crisis – or, more precisely, of the event that triggered the crisis: the devaluation of Thailand’s baht. While such anniversaries...

ISIS After Mosul

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Last week, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared that the Islamic State (ISIS) had been driven out of Mosul, the city where the group first announced its self-styled caliphate three...

One cannot fault the EAC cost-benefit analysis

There has been a lot going on lately about the business climate in the region and the efforts necessary to locally make it more hospitable.

The health costs of environmental change

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OXFORD – In recent years, the world has become increasingly preoccupied with the catastrophic potential of global warming and other human-induced environmental changes, and rightly so. But one of the...

Is the shine off Macron?

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GENEVA – Emmanuel Macron is on a winning streak. Within a year, he has gone from inexperienced political underdog, with no establishment backing, to President of the French Republic and...

Editorial: Must HRW only serve interests of their financiers?

Another day, another Human Rights Watch report, but not any different from others past. Rwandans are used to the narrative, usually with the same cold allegations against the Government and...

What should Rwandans expect from electoral campaigns?

Presidential campaigns kick off today in Rwanda. All the approved candidates will traverse within a period of less than three weeks.

2017 Elections: Scaling up a transformational agenda

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As the presidential campaigns get underway today, one thing remains important: scaling up our transformational agenda is critical to Rwanda’s development trajectory that should not be taken for granted.

Editorial: Countering hate during campaigns is everyone's duty

On your mark, get set, GO! The race to search for the next occupant of the highest office in the land is on.

A new course for economic liberalism

Since the Agrarian Revolution, technological progress has always fueled opposing forces of diffusion and concentration. Diffusion occurs as old powers and privileges corrode; concentration occurs as the power and reach...

Designing your vision for success

The first time I entered a huge shopping mall, I was excited but also worried about getting lost. I was looking for one particular shop for hours in vain. Finally,...

EDITORIAL: Technology and service delivery go hand-in-hand

Like any other professional sector, the justice sector took a severe beating during the Genocide. Not only were many judicial personnel killed or exiled, some even broke their oaths to...

The case for an EU-Ukraine customs union

There will be an upbeat mood at this week’s European Union-Ukraine summit. Reforms and international support are beginning to bear fruit for Ukraine’s economy. An EU free-trade agreement is in...

Presidential campaigns: which candidate carries the message that matches our pace?

A story goes that a young man recently got a photo of what’s dubbed Kigali’s budding financial district, Car Free Zone area, and asked his elderly relative to see what...

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