2017 Debate: My reflections

The other day, I happened to stay up early enough to catch President Kagame's discussion with the executive cell leaders. He made a comment that has swirled in my mind...

EDITORIAL: Racism should not be tolerated

A very shocking email exchange between two senior managers in a relatively new bank has been doing the rounds on social media. Whoever leaked the email may have infringed on...

The endgame in Greece

PARIS – After months of wrangling, the showdown between Greece and its European creditors has come down to a standoff over pensions and taxes. Greece is refusing to acquiesce to...

Bashir Vs ICC: Where is the African justice?

Sudanese president Gen Omar al-Bashir suffered a very 'un-presidential' couple of days at the just concluded 25th Ordinary Summit of the African Union in Johannesburg, South Africa’s financial capital.

The ICC as a device to hold Africans at ransom

After all the unchecked injustice on Africans that has been happening in the last couple of months in South Africa, I found it pathetic that one of their judges could...

EDITORIAL: Day of the African Child: We must not abdicate our responsibility

Rwanda, yesterday, joined the rest of Africa to commemorate the annual Day of the African Child. The Day is an opportunity to reflect on the rights of the African child...

Why America should join the AIIB

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States, along with Canada and Japan, has been conspicuously absent from the discussions regarding the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). A total...

Managing what remains - the Real Untold Story

In his Monday column this week, Lonzen Rugira pointed to the hypocrisy in the response to Rwanda’s suspension of the BBC’s Kinyarwanda service.

Rwandans have rights and choices, and right to exercise them

Rwandans have been signing up in ever growing numbers to have the constitution amended and remove presidential term limits. Close to three million petitions by ordinary citizens to start the...

EDITORIAL: Blood donation is everyone’s responsibility

The National Centre for Blood Transfusion (NCBT) has acquired two apheresis machines that use high precision technology to separate blood components during donation.

A rule of law for sovereign debt

NEW YORK – Governments sometimes need to restructure their debts. Otherwise, a country’s economic and political stability may be threatened. But, in the absence of an international rule of law...

Reactions to the BBC's sanctioning expose Western hypocrisy

Hypocrisy is the most enduring feature of the relationship between developing and developed countries. It has been very much on display of late, following the decision by the Rwanda Utilities...

EDITORIAL: Implement resolution on sanitary pads

In 2013, the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) passed a resolution urging partner states to waive taxes on sanitary pads to increase their availability and affordability for young girls. But...

The climate categorical imperative

Nowadays, people are too often forced to choose between doing what is morally right and doing what is economically beneficial. Indeed, their options sometimes appear to be mutually exclusive, making...

The muddled case for trade agreements

With global trade negotiations deadlocked for years, regional agreements – long a dormant route to trade liberalization – are back with a vengeance. The United States is at the center...

Simultaneous budget readings give us the broader regional picture

My interest for and consumption of news and information got me at an early stage. I remember smuggling a small radio to school in primary six and hiding under the...

Budget 2015/16: All eyes on priority sectors

The Minister for Finance’s right arm figuratively appeared to be laden by the briefcase containing the national budget; it was heavy with Rwf1768.2 trillion but by the time he emerged...

EDITORIAL: Renewed bid to improve teachers' welfare laudable

While teachers may not get a pay raise in the next Financial Year per se, there is a raft of new incentives expected to significantly improve the living conditions of...

RDHS 2015 findings should encourage us to work harder

At some point, I wanted to request the presenter to slow down. I wanted to slowly digest the content of each slide. On the other hand, the attention, enthusiasm and...

The history of African football is long and eventful

Even as FIFA corruption scandals and succession intrigues of its president continue to arrest international attention, the 2015 Women’s World Cup carries on apace in Canada.

EDITORIAL: Learning from mistakes is what makes a great leader

Looking at the over 2000 local leaders who, yesterday, completed their civic education course, one cannot fail to notice the youthful enthusiasm they exhibited.

The right food fight

DRESDEN – To what extent should governments regulate or tax addictive behavior? This question has long framed public debate about alcohol, tobacco, gambling, and other goods and services in many...

East African Community’s long journey to Integration

It has been observed that the East African Community has demonstrated the most feasible progress on integration and is said to be the most ambitious of all the regional economic...

Lessons FERWAFA should learn from FIFA

It is said that a wise man (and, I suppose a wise woman too) learns from the experience of others and a fool learns from their own experiences. If there...