Will Greece find a way out?

QUITO – The Greek crisis is a tragedy for the country and a danger for the world economy. Germany is demanding that Greece continue to service its debts in full,...

2017: Rwanda's future must be informed by its history

The liberation struggle that brought to an end the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi will remain a major milestone for the Rwandan people. And, this is not only because it...

United is breaking the myth about Real’s invincibility

When Cristiano Ronaldo abandoned Manchester United for Real Madrid in 2009, it became apparently clear to the most adamant doubters that every footballer dream of playing for the Spanish outfits.

Rwanda's independence and what liberation means to the people

On Wednesday July 1, Rwanda celebrated her 53rd independence anniversary and tomorrow, July 4, the country is celebrating its 21st Liberation anniversary. The two events, while important in the nation’s...

SDGs and what they mean for Rwanda

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This article is a sequel to the one published in the June 8 edition of The New Times on the transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to SustainableDevelopment Goals...

EDITORIAL: For the RDF, the liberation was the beginning of a long journey

The Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) recently kicked off its annual Army Week activities to coincide with the 21st Liberation Anniversary that will be celebrated tomorrow.

America's right to bear arms is outdated

There is barely a day that goes by in the United States without breaking news of a gun-related incident sprouting out of one of America’s suburbs, countryside, or metropolitan areas....

Plastic bottle ban: Protection of consumers should be priority

As the August 1 deadline on the ban of using plastic bottles in gin manufacturing approaches, tension between the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) and some gin manufacturers is at its...

Why the Greek Bailout failed

CAMBRIDGE – As the Greek crisis evolves, it is important to understand that a successful structural-adjustment program requires strong country ownership. Even if negotiators overcome the most recent sticking points,...

The future for Emerging Markets

BERKELEY – Over the past year, the global economic environment changed markedly and in unexpected ways. Energy and commodity prices plunged. Growth in China (which accounts for about 40% of...

Now that the lions are back, can we stop destroying our heritage?

Close to two decades after I witnessed the poisoning of an entire pride by herdsmen, and since the lions roar last reverberated through Akagera National Park’s rolling hills, seven lions,...

Why is Braeckman surprised? It’s always the same double standards!

Of late, I am rediscovering in western journalism many expressions with racist tendencies, especially towards the black race. Though we live in modern times, we are still using the same...

EDITORIAL: Public servants must be more vigilant

The Auditor General's report currently being scrutinised by the Public Accounts Committee contains very disturbing revelations. And, this is not unique to the current report. Each year, there seems to...

A new mission for the World Bank

WASHINGTON, DC – The Green Revolution is considered one of the great successes in the history of economic development. In the 1960s and 1970s, the creation and adoption of high-yielding...

Gen KK's arrest: Contest of spirit and might

The arrest of Lt General Karenzi Karake in London just over a week ago caused outrage and drew sharp condemnation not only in Rwanda but across Africa. Indeed decent and...

Open letter to the jurist community, human rights activists in the world

Dear learned friends, I call on you today, painfully, because I have come to a point where I question my vocation, looking at the abuse that is consistently done in...

EDITORIAL: A milestone for Rwanda’s wildlife conservation

Today will mark a milestone in the country’s wildlife conservation efforts. Seven lions will finally set foot in Akagera National Park after trans-location from South Africa. This comes almost 20...

Europe's attack on Greek democracy

NEW YORK – The rising crescendo of bickering and acrimony within Europe might seem to outsiders to be the inevitable result of the bitter endgame playing out between Greece and...

Rwanda's GBV fight subverted by socio-cultural forces

I have decided to follow up on the story told last week in this column of a young girl who, some years back, fell victim to sexual assault. Readers were...

Change with stability and continuity: Rwandans decide

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As pointed out previously, the decision by top RPF cadres to endorse the change in our constitution and request President Kagame to deliver post 2017, so as to sustain our...

EDITORIAL: Review land transaction registration fees

A new survey has revealed that land transaction registration fees are a big problem for most ordinary Rwandans. The survey findings recommend that the government should eliminate exorbitant fixed fees...

This is not the time to test the Rwandan spirit

Working in the media industry often requires means having your senses on the ground all the time. In the middle of the night or even on your wedding, a friend...

Kenya Airways has issues to fix

At 4:30pm on Monday, I obediently reported to the Kigali International Airport to check in for my flight to Nairobi which was scheduled to depart at 6:50pm that evening but...

EDITORIAL: With the right mindset, self reliance is an inch away

Understanding the Rwandan psych, especially its politics, needs a little bit more than just stereotyping and guesswork.