Can current individual countries’ political tectonic shifts deliver the prosperous integration Africa craves?

Some of us heaved a sigh of relief when Robert G. Mugabe went with a whimper and not a bang.

Belgian lawmakers have finally read through Genocide deniers’ game

Last week, in these very pages, we wrote about a group of Rwandan exiles who were attempting to influence the Belgian government.

The financial roots of the eurozone surplus

Recently released data show that in 2017, the total current-account surplus for the 19 countries of the eurozone reached a record high.

The next stage of women's emancipation?

One hundred years after securing the right to vote in the UK, women everywhere are still fighting for equality.

The economic message from equity markets

Everyone – not just those who hold stocks – should be concerned about a major stock-market plunge. While it is impossible to predict such a plunge, or whether it will...

Using debt to build wealth

While majority often equate debt free status to financial health, the same may not hold true. Experience has shown that most people who spend most of their lives striving to...

EDITORIAL: Going paperless a mark of efficiency

On the day Rwanda Governance Board released its 2017 Citizen Report Card that gauges citizen satisfaction, especially in service delivery, the government announced that it was a step ahead.

Black Panther: Africans can project no limits to their potential

My friend who’d bought a ticket to go see Black Panther was told by her sneaky 12 year old that the film was about a comic superhero. She gave him...

Editorial: Streamlining education sector needs clear headedness

It has been reported that more than 30 teachers have resigned in Nyagatare District since the beginning of this month. That itself would not be of significant value as the...

Democracy in Africa: There is reason for optimism

It has been an eventful few days in Africa this past week. First, there was the resignation of Mr Jacob Zuma as president of South Africa on Wednesday night, February...

Why Belgo-Rwandans are set to appear before Belgian parliament to defend crimes of their fathers

The Belgian Federal Parliament is to invite a group of neo-Nazis to hear their representations, ahead of a parliamentary debate on a bill to make genocide denial a criminal offence.

Editorial: Laxity in construction sector regulation is unacceptable

Two people died and sixteen others sustained serious injuries when a church under construction in Muhanga District caved in last week.

Africans no longer tolerate reign of impunity

There is a growing trend among Africans that international crimes should never go unpunished. The perception is promisingly different from the way it was two decades ago.

EDITORIAL: Harness the untapped potential in horticulture sector

Last week, horticulture sector stakeholders converged in Kigali to deliberate on strategies that could help improve Rwanda’s horticulture business and make it more competitive.

If you do go abroad, have some faith

Whenever we encounter the outside world, we are always advised to “Take the good stuff and leave the bad behind.” Because of this, we end up fishing for the fruits...

Free speech in the filter age

In a democracy, the rights of the many cannot come at the expense of the rights of the few. In the age of algorithms, government must, more than ever, ensure...

In search of a global refugee strategy

BRASÍLIA – Next week, leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean will meet in Brazil to discuss solutions to the global refugee crisis. Observer countries, international organizations, and representatives of...

EAC’s border crossings deserve much better attention

February has few days but this year it has come with a lot of action in those few days. I mean who would have guessed that it would be the...

Africa in auto-correction mode; let it be!

Two executive resignations in a week, first, Jacob Zuma quitting power in South Africa, hours later, Ethiopia’s Hailemarian Desalegn followed suit; both, barely four months since Robert Mugabe’s departure in...

Africa’s cities are growing larger and thirstier

In two months, the city of Cape Town in South Africa could become the first major metropolis in the world to run out of water. City officials have announced that...

Editorial: University of Rwanda could be sitting on a solution

Next academic year, the government will increase its financial allocation to the University of Rwanda (UR) by 40%, bringing the total to Rwf 36 billion.

The bumps to watch out for on Rwanda's growth trajectory

Most indications have been consistent that Rwanda is on a firm footing towards economic take-off.

Rising above hunger and all forms of malnutrition

An African proverb says that “wisdom is like a baobab tree – no one individual can embrace it.” The same can be applied to the fight against hunger in Africa....

Three keys to a new South Africa

JOHANNESBURG – Jacob Zuma has resigned as South Africa’s president – an inevitable move, following the African National Congress’ withdrawal of its support. Two decades after Nelson Mandela tried –...