Africa in auto-correction mode; let it be!

Two executive resignations in a week, first, Jacob Zuma quitting power in South Africa, hours later, Ethiopia’s Hailemarian Desalegn followed suit; both, barely four months since Robert Mugabe’s departure in...

Africa’s cities are growing larger and thirstier

In two months, the city of Cape Town in South Africa could become the first major metropolis in the world to run out of water. City officials have announced that...

Editorial: University of Rwanda could be sitting on a solution

Next academic year, the government will increase its financial allocation to the University of Rwanda (UR) by 40%, bringing the total to Rwf 36 billion.

The bumps to watch out for on Rwanda's growth trajectory

Most indications have been consistent that Rwanda is on a firm footing towards economic take-off.

Rising above hunger and all forms of malnutrition

An African proverb says that “wisdom is like a baobab tree – no one individual can embrace it.” The same can be applied to the fight against hunger in Africa....

Three keys to a new South Africa

JOHANNESBURG – Jacob Zuma has resigned as South Africa’s president – an inevitable move, following the African National Congress’ withdrawal of its support. Two decades after Nelson Mandela tried –...

[Editorial] Student financing needs to be revisited

Rwf10,000 will put a little smile on the faces of students of the University of Rwanda. That is the amount of money to be added on their Rwf25,000 monthly stipend.

Volunteer leaders at the grassroots, our unsung heroes

There is a cadre of workers that we take for granted in this country. Few of us really appreciate the profundity of their work’s impact, especially to the ordinary citizen....

EDITORIAL: New hope for renewed Rwanda-South Africa ties

This week has been very volatile in the top echelons of African politics. South African President Jacob Zuma finally crumbled and resigned after his party recalled him. New President, Cyril...

What has democracy brought us?

The once politically incorrect question is now worth posing, for we are living the proverbial ‘interesting times’; a Chinese curse to predict, among other things, the downfall of liberal democracy.

Commodity price regulation will spur inclusive growth

Globalisation and the world order in the aftermath of the Second World War left the international community divided into two major economic blocs; Capitalism and Socialism. Capitalism was allied behind...

EDITORIAL: The UN should rethink the MICT strategy, it has become irrelevant

When the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT came into force in 2012, eight indicted Genocide suspects were still at large. MICT took the residual functions from the International Criminal...

Rwanda’s capital markets at crossroads

As the Rwanda Stock Exchange launched the “Access and Grow” campaign last week, what most policy makers and observers may have missed to appreciate is a deep desire by an...

EDITORIAL: Team Rwanda cycling needs your full support

The 14th edition of the African Continental Cycling Championship opens today. The four-day event, that will mostly take place between Kigali and Nyamata, has attracted some of the best cyclists...

Sporting success in Rwanda: Lessons from cycling and football teams

The reception of two sporting teams returning home from tournaments outside the country could not have been more different. One team had no one to welcome them home. The other...

Editorial: Optimise marshlands to boost production

Rugende marshland that stretches over the districts of Kicukiro, Gasabo and Rwamagana, will be developed and used for multiplication of maize seed, cultivation of rice, vegetables and fodder for cows.

African women in global banking: a daunting journey?

One afternoon, after browsing websites of several global banks, my goddaughter said: "I do not see any African faces in the Management Teams of these banks, is that normal?" Caught...

Finally, the UN recognises the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi

The United Nations General Assembly recently officially designated April 7, as the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Previously, United Nations referred to...

Editorial: Young Rwandans should borrow a leaf from Rwanda Youth Volunteers

A local group of young people, known as Rwanda Youth Volunteers in Community Policing, is involved in a noble cause: its members conduct umuganda (community work) twice every month during...

Religious bodies need to change their narrative on women

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Already, some media organisations portray women as the second-tier gender as compared to their male counterparts, and so do religious bodies. This mindset toward women has been a discussion that...

Which price are we willing to pay while on our roads?

According to current projections from those concerned, Uganda’s biggest road project will be open to users by the end of March. I am talking about the Entebbe Expressway that was...

A generation of social media influencers

Human inventiveness has turned fantasy into reality making life pleasurable to live and death a more terrifying prospect; with Social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, people have created...

Editorial: Fighting the crime of Genocide does not need treaties

The Senate yesterday ratified extradition treaties between Ethiopia, Zambia and Malawi. The development could easily have passed unnoticed for the simple reason that Rwanda has other countless extradition treaties with...

DeGeneres' birthday gift shone invaluable light on the silverback

Anyone who has experienced the thrill of the Kwita Izina ceremony will understand the special place the mountain gorilla has in Rwanda.