Press freedom comes with responsibility

While no individual desires to have their freedom clipped, freedom does not walk alone, it walks with responsibility. It can be compared to a child and its mother; separating them...

EDITORIAL: FARG's envisaged move could be the turning point

Thousands of the survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi are vulnerable, many of them elderly without relatives to look after them.

Buy back or pay forward?

LONDON – When British Prime Minister David Cameron asked me to lead a review into the problem of antimicrobial resistance, the last thing I expected was that accepting the position...

Has the world learnt any from Nepal?

LONDON – A disaster happens. Bilateral aid is promised. Then the waiting game begins. It is a pattern that is all too common, and it is one that, sadly, is...

Migrant crisis: economic prospects in Europe are only part of the story

In October last year, I wrote that although a growing number of African migrants know that their lives are at great risk when they board one of the many makeshift...

Our common victory and its lessons

For all peoples of the former USSR and for Russians, May 9 will mark 70 years since the Day of Victory in the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) against fascism.

EDITORIAL: Banks should follow Zigama CSS' lead

Zigama Credit and Saving Society, the financial institution for former and current servicemen and women, has taken the unprecedented step by cutting down its interest rate by two points; from...

Why Rwanda's concerns over Burundi crisis are legitimate

The Government of Rwanda issued a statement on Monday in which it expressed serious concern” over the deteriorating political situation in neighboring Burundi.

EDITORIAL: Expropriations should be carried out in a timely manner

The Government has been in relentless pursuit of rebuilding the nation in the past two decades. In order to keep up with the momentum and the urgency to move forward,...

Making fortified foods more accessible

A TOPIC high on the agenda of Government is food fortification.This is the practice of adding essential vitamins and minerals to staple food products to improve their nutritional content. Their...

Which internet for Europe?

BRUSSELS – When the European Commission announces its new digital strategy today, it will face a decisive choice between two very different approaches to the Internet. Will it choose a...

Have trouble forming govt in UK? Turn to Rwanda

On May 8 the British will wake up with a new government, or maybe not. They might, instead face the reality of a few days of negotiations between parties before...

Why Rwanda deserves Kagame's continued stewardship

When I first came across the maxim "people deserve a leader they have", it did not occur to me that the saying was democratic. To me then, it was like...

EDITORIAL: Multi-million dollar irrigation project laudable

A $94 million (about Rwf65 billion) irrigation project is expected to start early next year in Kirehe District, Eastern Province.

Reengineering government

PARIS – Since the financial crisis erupted in 2008, governments in advanced countries have been under significant pressure. In many countries, tax receipts abruptly collapsed when the economy contracted, income...

EDITORIAL: Youth should use 'YouthConnekt Month' to renew their role in national development

Over 4 million Rwandan youth will participate in various outreach activities across the country as part of activities to mark the YouthConnekt Month, which was officially launched on May2.

Rwanda's experience is tragedy and antidote: Is anyone learning anything?

In this column last week I pointed the practice of politics that is reckless, distracting, and selfish. These, as I noted then, were the manifestations of structural defects that needed...

The dollar joins the currency wars

NEW YORK – In a world of weak domestic demand in many advanced economies and emerging markets, policymakers have been tempted to boost economic growth and employment by going for...

Climate change and the Catholic Church

ROME – Pope Francis is calling on the world to take action against global warming, and many conservatives in the United States are up in arms. The pope should stick...

We should nurture competitive youth

As I sat to write this, one of the most anticipated fights in boxing history was on everyone’s lips. With everyone chipping in on who between Floyd Mayweather and Manny...

Victims of modern slavery

As I enjoyed Labour Day with colleagues at a party yesterday, my mind wandered off deep into history to an event that took place on Tuesday May 4, 1886, known...

EDITORIAL: The lowest paid workers also need protection

The last Rwanda Population and Housing Census (RPHC4) carried out in 2012 put the rate of unemployment at 3.4 percent.

Let journalism thrive!

On the 3rd of May, the World Press Freedom is celebrated across the world. This year’s theme, “Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, & Media Safety in the...

Social media has changed the way we communicate

It is obvious that the current digital world has changed the entire dynamics of communication across all age levels; the way we work, the way we live, and the way...