Plea to politicians: don’t cross the thin line between political drama and human tragedy

It is often said that life is like a drama in which we each have a role and part to play. In life’s theatre, none loves to play their part...

Editorial: Give women more support to ease overwhelming workload

A new survey has established that women who do both low income jobs and unpaid care work suffer varied effects due to the overwhelming burden of juggling the two.

Will UN reform be possible?

Last week, during the ongoing UN General Assembly meeting, many world leaders, including President Trump and President Kagame, in their speeches, called for the UN reform so as to have...

Editorial: Private sector has potential to fill energy distribution gap

Access to safe, reliable and affordable energy is essential if the country is to achieve the projected national development targets.

The coming bear market?

NEW HAVEN – The US stock market today is characterized by a seemingly unusual combination of very high valuations, following a period of strong earnings growth, and very low volatility....

The new monopolists

STANFORD – For more than 30 years in advanced economies, particularly the United States, wealth and income inequality have increased, real (inflation-adjusted) wages have risen slowly, and retirees have faced...

Kenya, Uganda electoral 'unrest' bad for EAC risk profile

There is an electoral squabble in Kenya following an annulled presidential poll, and a constitutional dispute in Uganda over attempts to remove an age-limit clause on the presidency; these two...

Nambia and Wakanda are still better than that country called Africa

In the recent days we have been treated to those annual photos of our leaders posing alongside the occupants of the White House in the US thanks to the fact...

Editorial: Those who cause losses of public funds should be dealt with harshly

There is some Rwf1 billion lying out there waiting for the government to pick it up but it has failed to do so for the last five years. The monies...

How technology could redefine democracy

As the world looks to Kenya’s repeat presidential election, there has been considerable attention around the meteoric rise of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and other utilisation of blockchain, the technology...

Editorial: Using cooking gas in refugee camp novel idea

When the Burundi crisis started, many took to the roads and crossed their borders seeking refuge. Many of them, especially the middle and well-to-do class, moved into urban areas thinking...

Editorial: Hasty decisions usually come with a price

One of the major mobile telephone operators was recently caught in the eye of the storm via social media.

Democracy, is that you?

On Tuesday September 12, 2017, the Guardian, a leading British newspaper, published a long article, in which it blamed Tutsi for their own massacre.

Time for Africa to revisit its trade systems, not just monetary policy

Last week, I published an opinion in this newspaper, in which I suggested that reforms by the African Union should consider a sovereign monetary policy for Africa’s prosperity.

Making economic sanctions on North Korea work

CAMBRIDGE – Last week, in a brazen rebuff to tough new United Nations sanctions, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s regime fired a ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of...

Genocide: France can keep the archives; the truth is there for all to see

On April 7, 2015 as the world joined Rwandans for the 21st commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi, France proclaimed a good message, something that had never happened for...

Rwanda’s homegrown political model guarantees progress and stability

In their rush to judgment, many foreign political commentators and media practitioners often times miss the salient features that make Rwanda such a fast growing and stable society. The critical...

Editorial: UN still has a long way to go to become effective

The 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly is well underway in New York. Top on the agenda is global security, especially in light of North Korea’s missile tests...

The Rohingya alarm

As is so often the case, it was an artist who sounded the warning. His name is Barbet Schroeder, and the alert that he issued came in the form of...

Will the West ever allow Africa to create her own pictures?

"A picture is worth a thousand words," we are constantly told. However, none has considered con artists who paint replicas of our pictures and accompany them with trumped-up interpretations. True,...

Editorial: Anyone can be a whistleblower

There is renewed momentum to tackle corruption in high places in Rwanda. The Prosecutor-General has lately been sounding warnings to corrupt officials, particularly putting the so-called ‘Big Fish’ on notice.

A double betrayal for refugee children

From Syria to Myanmar, children caught in the crossfire of conflict are victims of a double betrayal. Forced out of their homes in the biggest refugee crisis since World War...

The risk of a new economic non-order

LONDON – Next month, when finance ministers and central bank governors from more than 180 countries gather in Washington, DC, for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and...

Here is a test: truth or balance, which is greater?

There is an impression in our region that the media in Rwanda is rather docile and boring because it does not permit feisty, robust and noisy debate on a variety...