Opinions

A wildlife safari is a breathtaking experience

When God created the universe he delegated the authority to mankind to rule the earth and all things therein. Therefore, humans have been given moral responsibility to exercise control over the earth and its flora and fauna. Mankind was set up as the ruler of this world. In other words, man...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:01am

Editorial: Innovation City will be the new El Dorado

In 2020, Africa is expected to overtake Asia as the fastest urbanizing continent and in order to wade through the new challenges, it will have to rely heavily on technology. Smart cities are already in the pipeline for many African countries to emulate Silicon Valley in the US. Kenya has...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 1:09am

Tour du Rwanda stars should now give us mega sports icons

The English Premier League resumed and of course a lot of the new interest will be around the fact that one of the biggest teams will be beckoning people to Visit Rwanda. A video of Rwandan Intore dancers in a flash mob dance as the Arsenal first team lads were training quickly went viral...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 12:55am

Time is Rwanda’s best advocate against critics

The phrase‘only time will tell’ should be given Rwandan citizenship and a modern apartment atop Rebero Hill with a clear view of Kigali’s beauty, especially at night, as a lasting reminder of fruits of the government’s past daring decisions. It’s a phrase with...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 12:50am

Evolution on the menu

EDINBURGH –While some diet books might suggest otherwise, nature has been very accommodating in its meal plan for Homo sapiens. Whereas other great apes, like gorillas and orangutans, are vegetarian (though some chimpanzees will eat monkey), evolution has made humans “omnivores”...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 12:42am

Mobile banking inevitable but ATM card will remain useful

During a wide-ranging interview with The New Times at a recent GSMA M360 Africa Series in Kigali, Mr Akinwale Goodluck, Head of the Global Mobile Operators’ organisation in sub-Saharan, sought to dispel the myth that mobile money would cannibalise banks. He pointed to the fintech synergy...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:52am

Prevention is the best migration cure

PARIS – With newspapers full of stories about the challenges migrant families face, it might be tempting to assume that the causes of displacement are also being addressed. In most cases, however, such an assumption would be wrong. Today, solutions to forced migration focus almost exclusively...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:51am

The high cost of food monopolies in Africa

LAGOS – In May, global food prices increased 1.2%, reaching their highest level since October 2017. This upward trajectory is having a disproportionate impact in Africa, where the share of household income spent on food is also rising. To ensure food security, governments must work quickly to...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:38am

The thought of granting Maj. Ntuyahaga asylum is an insult

The man responsible for the deaths of former Rwandan Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana and ten Belgian peacekeepers who were part of her security detail is out of prison. The morning the Genocide began, Uwilingiyimana was the first target and the task to get rid of her was given to Major...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 9:42pm

Bright heads of the world, Rwanda begs to pick your brains

Last week, ex-presidents of a number of African countries were in town. African luminaries of yore, evergreens of all time while still around, now unencumbered by incumbency, they are determined to go beyond the confines of borders and do their bit to push African renaissance. If only all our...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:26am

Editorial: Swift remedial actions needed to curb poor performance

Just a day before Mayors were to receive a verdict on how their districts performed in the annual performance contracts (Imihigo), the Government announced that it had fired an entire division in Rwanda Biomedical Centre. They were accused of an array of wrongs and some have been arrested and...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:21am

Jamaica - the land of my birth and the wind beneath my wings

An island of less than three million people but with a span of notoriety and glory above its size. Jamaica. The island that punches above her weight. The place which sits on the bucket list of so many people across the globe. Whether it be in the far corners of remote villages in Papua or in the...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:47am

The old Parliament has set the bar high, the next should go up a notch

The President dissolves Parliament today, one that has been the busiest so far. The outgoing lower chamber had the highest representation of women in the world, hovering around 64 percent at any one time. That number is likely to increase seeing that over 60 candidates are women. RPF-Inkotanyi,...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:46am

One Africa Network – Ending Africa’s digital exploitation

Did you know that when Africans make international calls amongst themselves, the traffic they generate usually has to transit through a hub that is located outside our continent? Did you know that the cost of such communications is higher compared to what Europeans or Americans pay while...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:44am

Why peace and security are essential enablers of development

Peace and security is an essential factor of human life. A peaceful and secure environment is critical to every society since it affects all aspects of economic and social development in a country, and is a necessary sin-qua non to the realization of human rights. These have direct effects on the...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:40am

Rwandan neo-fascism enters European politics

It is late 1995 and former US president Jimmy Carter is meeting his Rwandan counterpart, then Pasteur Bizimungu. Archbishop Desmond Tutu is in attendance as well. Carter says to Bizimungu: ‘congratulations for stopping the genocide. But are you willing to involve some Hutu in your government...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 3:22pm

The first defence against cybercrimes begins with the victim

Exactly how deeply entrenched are cybercrimes in our society is still a mystery, but there is reason to worry and be wary. Cyber criminals always seem to be a step ahead of law enforcement but sometimes their lack runs out as was the case for 11 Rwandans and four Nigerians who are on trial for...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 9:11am

Please Sir, some more history of Rwanda

It is not usual for young people to demand that the history of their country be at the centre of the history curriculum. They would probably press for a more fun oriented inclusion instead. Yet this is what a young Rwandan student did at the closing of Itorero for students studying here and abroad...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 9:08am

The high cost of food monopolies in Africa

LAGOS – In May, global food prices increased 1.2%, reaching their highest level since October 2017. This upward trajectory is having a disproportionate impact in Africa, where the share of household income spent on food is also rising. To ensure food security, governments must work quickly to...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 11:27pm

South Sudan will need support from African countries

Another round of talks has just ended with a new truce and a power-sharing agreement between the main protagonists in the South Sudan conflict; President Salva Kiir and his former Vice President, Riek Machar. The new deal gives back Machar his old job and some cabinet positions. A peace deal that...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 9:39am