Editorial: Hasty decisions usually come with a price

One of the major mobile telephone operators was recently caught in the eye of the storm via social media.

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On Tuesday September 12, 2017, the Guardian, a leading British newspaper, published a long article, in which it blamed Tutsi for their own massacre.

Time for Africa to revisit its trade systems, not just monetary policy

Last week, I published an opinion in this newspaper, in which I suggested that reforms by the African Union should consider a sovereign monetary policy for Africa’s prosperity.

Making economic sanctions on North Korea work

CAMBRIDGE – Last week, in a brazen rebuff to tough new United Nations sanctions, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s regime fired a ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of...

Genocide: France can keep the archives; the truth is there for all to see

On April 7, 2015 as the world joined Rwandans for the 21st commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi, France proclaimed a good message, something that had never happened for...

Rwanda’s homegrown political model guarantees progress and stability

In their rush to judgment, many foreign political commentators and media practitioners often times miss the salient features that make Rwanda such a fast growing and stable society. The critical...

Editorial: UN still has a long way to go to become effective

The 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly is well underway in New York. Top on the agenda is global security, especially in light of North Korea’s missile tests...

The Rohingya alarm

As is so often the case, it was an artist who sounded the warning. His name is Barbet Schroeder, and the alert that he issued came in the form of...

Will the West ever allow Africa to create her own pictures?

"A picture is worth a thousand words," we are constantly told. However, none has considered con artists who paint replicas of our pictures and accompany them with trumped-up interpretations. True,...

Editorial: Anyone can be a whistleblower

There is renewed momentum to tackle corruption in high places in Rwanda. The Prosecutor-General has lately been sounding warnings to corrupt officials, particularly putting the so-called ‘Big Fish’ on notice.

A double betrayal for refugee children

From Syria to Myanmar, children caught in the crossfire of conflict are victims of a double betrayal. Forced out of their homes in the biggest refugee crisis since World War...

The risk of a new economic non-order

LONDON – Next month, when finance ministers and central bank governors from more than 180 countries gather in Washington, DC, for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and...

Here is a test: truth or balance, which is greater?

There is an impression in our region that the media in Rwanda is rather docile and boring because it does not permit feisty, robust and noisy debate on a variety...

The paradox of blue and white-collar jobs (Part II)

Part one of this two-piece narrative, published last week by this paper, introduced us to the life-journey of two citizens; a construction worker (seen as a blue-collar worker) and a...

Editorial: Take advantage of the new Ntungamo - Mirama Hills road

THE completed $40 million Ntungamo-Mirama Hills road, which was launched over the weekend is a timely shot in the arm of regional integration efforts. The new road will accelerate free...

Judiciary is key to rule of law

Last week, on September 11, 2017, President Paul Kagame officiated at the launch of the Judicial Year 2017/18 and in his speech he said; “the entire judicial process should not...

Editorial: All districts should maximise their potential

This newspaper on Saturday published a story about an emerging industry in Rulindo District: cultural tourism.

Why Polish judicial independence matters

BUDAPEST – After some delay, Poland’s government, controlled by the Law and Justice (PiS) party, has finally responded to concerns raised by the European Commission about its legislative attack on...

Germany's anti-populist exceptionalism

BERLIN – As Germany prepares for this month’s federal election, the country seems remarkably resistant to the populist challenge that other Western societies have faced.

We can plan for our cities without scary words like 'ban'

Kenya’s capital, Nairobi has a new boss in the form of Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko. Sonko’s political career is one of those that should probably be part of discussions in...

A bank loan for an iPhone X; yes, not a joke!

After releasing a wireless charging feature on its latest iPhone, let’s assume Apple’s next release will have tools to enable priests directly WhatsApp God and hypostases to ask about the...

Editorial: Regional integration is not a dream, it is a reality

This week, a seemingly small project was concluded in Uganda. However short and insignificant it might seem, the construction of a 37km road that connects Ntungamo and Mirama Hills on...

Millions of books are published annually, but how do we choose?

The World Literacy Day was observed last week under the global theme 'literacy in a digital world'. African experts in Kigali were on cue reflecting on one of the Day’s...

Editorial: Set targets to increase number of paediatricians

Paediatricians in the country, under their umbrella, the Rwanda Paediatric Association (RPA), have called for the increase of specialists in child healthcare and treatment, saying the current number is disproportionate...