The rural home concept; where does Rwanda fall?

The media in Kenya has lately been awash with debate on the issue of rural homes. I find the discussion not only interesting academically, but also practically empowering to a...

Promoting exports should be the country’s top priority

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was in the country this week leading a delegation of French investors. The French business delegation is the largest to visit Rwanda in a very...

Gaining financial independence

More often most people already know that they need to save to gain financial freedom but even in cases where we are able to save, we still find that gaining...

EDITORIAL: VW’s entry a turning point in the manufacturing industry

At a time when the World Bank is reviewing its Doing Business report for the last four years– amidst a lot of controversies – Rwanda’s continuous very good performance has...

8 things we learned from Amavubi’s draw against Nigeria’s Super Eagles

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When South African referee Victor Miguel Gomes blew the final whistle ending the Rwanda Vs Nigeria CHAN clash in goalless draw at the Grand Stade de Tanger on Monday, some...

Affordable housing can’t be on wish list for ever

The construction industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in Rwanda today, growing at a pace not seen before in the history of this country. It is easily noticeable...

Blacks must work to take their seat at the table

The alleged utterance referring to African nations and Haiti, by the President of the United States, has caused quite a stir. To my mind it is irrelevant whether or not...

Editorial: Religious leaders can do more to empower the youth

RELIGIOUS leaders have been challenged to inculcate good values among Rwandan youth to ensure they constructively contribute to national development. The call was made by Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente during...

Building a stronger African Union

Despite the myriad challenges we still face, over the past two generations our world has become more prosperous and equitable, and also safer. Cooperation among nations has been a foundation...

Protect children from inappropriate online content

As a sign of the times we live in, more and more children are getting Internet-enabled gadgets in daily life. As children often see their parents or guardians obsessed by...

Editorial: To Amavubi; go forth and fly high

Rwanda’s Amavubi get their campaign at the 2018 Total African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals in Morocco underway today by taking on one of Africa’s giants, Super Eagles of Nigeria, in...

Accelerating Africa's energy transition

PARIS – For much of Africa, the transition from fossil fuels to cleaner forms of energy is seen as an environmental imperative. With fossil fuels comprising a majority – as...

Good times at last?

LONDON – In February 2017, I wrote an optimistic commentary called “The Global Economy’s Surprising Resilience.” The piece came as a surprise to those who saw only bleak prospects for...

We should broaden our understanding of success in school

It is that time of the year that my media colleagues often refer to as the silly season. This is the time that examination bodies in our countries announce the...

Cars alone won’t drive out insurance losses

An actor in Rwanda’s insurance sector once told me that prayer is an important aspect of their business; I didn’t quite understand until they explained. "We pray for our clients...

Editorial: The drugs menace should be met head on

Once in a while, the police ceremoniously carry out operations to destroy impounded drugs and illicit liquors. Most of the items are usually smuggled from neighbouring countries and despite the...

SDGs: The New Year resolution for Africa

While the year 2018 is still new and fresh, it is not a bad moment to reflect on our resolutions, big or small, and revise our potential and commitment towards...

[Editorial] The Quran should not have been a subject of auction

A 14-tonne consignment of the Quran appeared among a list of items to be auctioned by the Rwanda Revenue Authority.

Investing in the Stock Market

Late last year, there was a very interesting development regarding one of the quoted companies at the Rwanda Stock Exchange which many investors may have missed to appreciate.

Editorial: AU financing: Africa can’t afford to dilly-dally

A meeting opens tomorrow in Kigali to review the progress of the implementation of the self-financing mechanism for the African Union (AU).

Ready or not for the next recession?

Policymakers normally respond to recessions by cutting interest rates, reducing taxes, and boosting transfers to the unemployed and other casualties of the downturn.

Prisoners of pain

Whereas the quantity of available opioids in the United States is more than three times what patients in need of palliative care require, in India, the supply is just 4%...

Irish potatoes traders, growers and consumers can all smile

People are used to formal classification of utilities, such as electricity, water, telecommunications, petroleum products, transport and drugs, among others. For many Rwandans, especially in the cities, Irish potatoes, bananas...

EDITORIAL: Consumers of insurance services should also have a say

A dangerous precedence is unfolding in the hallways and boardrooms of local insurance firms. They have ganged up to create a cartel that unanimously and unilaterally doubled premiums for motor...