UN must take tougher actions against modern slavery

Today, the world is being horrified by images of African migrants being sold as ‘goods’ in Libya. Slavery is one of the most egregious abuses of human rights which should...

EDITORIAL: Women have what it takes to keep shinning

The First Lady, Mrs Jeannette Kagame, addressing thousands of delegates at the Rwanda Patriotic Front’s Women League Congress on Saturday, rallied Rwandan women to make the most of the opportunities...

Four ways to beat HIV/AIDS

PITTSBURGH – In the fight against HIV/AIDS, some stories illuminate the long road to global eradication more than others. In 2009, I heard one such story in Tanzania.

Tourism players should prepare to adjust to the open borders

A few months back when I learnt that I had a trip to make to Ghana, the first thing that came to my mind was whether I needed a visa...

Made in Rwanda Expo: Notes from ICT Innovation Pavilion

There are several good stories at the ongoing Made in Rwanda (MiR) exhibition in Gikondo, where hundreds of indigenous entrepreneurs in various sectors are showcasing their efforts; one story regards...

Rwanda bold moves have always revealed her enemies

Decades ago in the midst of the cold war, there was an anti Soviet Russia joke going like this: Three unfortunate guys found themselves sharing a prison or gulag detention...

Writers in This Data-Rich country

I have always been inspired by a statement made by Mrs. Grace Ifill, a journalist who worked for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). She once said, 'We live in a...

Editorial: There is more space for tourism to grow

The latest edition of Tembera u Rwanda (Explore Rwanda) took place at the end of the week. It is an initiative to highlight Rwanda’s tourism attractions but targeting the domestic...

RPF30: Age is not enough; achievements count

Institutions and individuals are often happy to celebrate their birthdays and anniversaries. Many are interested in their lifetime, and they spend a portion of their assets for the celebrations. Happy...

Increasing impact through transparency, accountability and partnerships

I can say with confidence and pride that by working together we have the ability to control the HIV epidemic in Rwanda by 2020. This last mile, however, is going...

Internet policies should ensure level playing field

There has been quite some buzz around the internet and its potential in business lately.

Today's rational exuberance

LONDON – With share prices around the world setting new records almost daily, it is tempting to ask whether markets have entered a period of “irrational exuberance” and are heading...

[Editorial] Locally manufactured goods need more exposure

The Private Sector Federation (PSF) has set its sights very high; it seeks to reduce the country’s import bill by 50 per cent in the next two years.

A rabbit skin as a 'blanket' can host a multitude!

In Rwanda, there is a saying that goes: “Ahatari umwaga, uruhu rw’urukwavu/imbaragasa rwisasira batanu'. This, literally, can translate as “Where there is no rancour or hostility, a rabbit or even...

EDITORIAL: Banks need to give Genocide survivors their due

It has been a hard road to travel for Genocide survivors seeking access to their dead relatives’ assets. Most of those affected were still minors at the time of the...

The right to health is universal

GENEVA – On this year’s World AIDS Day, on December 1, we should remember the 35 million people who have died of AIDS-related illnesses, and the 76 million who have...

2017 World AIDS Day Message from the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)

World AIDS Day is the day we come together to remember and pay our respects to those who have come before us. Those who survived for a short time or...

Mugabe is gone but not his deeds

It is now over one week since President Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe. A lot has been said about him since and for most of his time as...

EDITORIAL: Penal Code amendment: There is need for more deliberations

A section of the Penal Code concerning media crimes is again under the spotlight as lawmakers continue to analyze amendments put forward by the Ministry of Justice and the Law...

EU-Africa: A shared future

This week in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, the African Union and the European Union are holding their 5th Summit. It will be a landmark occasion; coming ten years after the joint...

Security guards; on their path to superheroes

Today, I would like to take us away from big issues of urbanisation and housing, to small day-to-day experiences, which build or break our motivation to build the nation, on...

Celebrating St Andrew's Day

Today, 30 November, is St Andrew’s Day which is the festival of Scotland’s patron saint. It is only right that on this day, we should come together to celebrate Scottish...

Electronic payments: Enabling a cashless economic transformation

A few years back in Rwanda, applying for government services was a frustrating experience. People seeking for these services had to endure all sorts of challenges such as costly journeys...

Unpacking Rwanda’s tourism potential

For a long time I saw tourism as a concept narrowly centred around major attractions such as beautiful beaches, amazing and unusual landscapes, activities such as theme parks, heritage sites...