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EAC and its organs should take safety seriously

Early at the beginning of the year, members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) conducted on-the-spot inspections of East African Community (EAC) projects, organs and facilities along the two trade corridors; Northern and Central. The aim of the tour was to identify bottlenecks to the...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:56am

End celibacy to save the Catholic Church

The past two weeks have been filled with so much news from across the globe that my seemingly incurable obsession with the Trump administration has been kept at bay. I have managed to take a quick look each evening at CNN to see which countries have been affected by the “Make America Great...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 8:55am

Hard lessons from Genoa

GENOA – Is our infrastructure safe? In the aftermath of the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, this is the question on everybody’s mind. Of course, we could argue that disasters like this are one-offs, and even believe that they may be peculiar to Italy – a country where...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 12:17am

Making migration safe for climate nexus

NEW YORK – Humanity is on the move. We are living in an era of unprecedented mobility of ideas, money, and, increasingly, people. The sheer size of the human population, combined with how we consume resources, is profoundly reshaping our world. While our “take-make-dispose”...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 11:04pm

The paradox of attractive cities

This article will focus on the art of making attractive cities and the pros and cons of the same. Who said beauty is always good? I bet we will not all agree with what beauty is in the first place, so it may be worthwhile to make reference to a recent study on the same. The School of Life, a...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 12:56am

Why is anti-semitism returning to Germany?

BERLIN – Though the British Labour Party’s anti-Semitism scandal has dominated headlines of late, there is a more profound debate with the same theme taking place in Germany. Most worryingly, the fundamental tenets of vergangenheitsbewältigung – the collective project of coming to...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 12:51am

A new model of human security

MADRID – It is becoming increasingly clear that globalization progresses not steadily, but through ups and downs. Currently, it appears to be in a downswing, hindered by a growing number of irresponsible political leaders who describe it as the root of all evil. With the rhetoric of...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 12:45am

Revolutionalise agriculture sector

Hundreds of delegates from across Africa have converged in Kigali for a two-day conference on knowledge and best practices regarding the interfaces between agriculture, youth employment, entrepreneurship, and ICT innovations in agriculture. The meeting, which opened yesterday, is running under the...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 11:17pm

A democratic solution to Rwanda's devt equation

Ray Charles Robinson was an American legendary musician who pioneered the soul music during the 1950s. On a lighter and artistic note, he accurately depicted an otherwise substantive expression in a hit titled, “It takes two to tango”. And it goes like this: “You can haunt...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:11am

Sniffer dogs are a great tool in wildlife management

Last week,I attended a workshop on wildlife with the theme: “The Role of the Prosecution in Combatting Wildlife Crime in East Africa”. Its objectives were to increase the understanding on transnational wildlife crime, understand mechanisms for regional cooperation in wildlife law...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 12:20am

How not to be ignorant about Rwanda

Hans Rosling,the Swedish medical doctor, statistician and global health expert – before his passing – frequently wrote and talked about a range of misconceptions that most of us hold and are reluctant to let go. Whether it is grouping together all African nations as corrupt,...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 12:17am

Can Turkey rewrite the crisis-management rules?

LAGUNA BEACH – Whether by accident or design, Turkey is trying to rewrite the chapter on crisis management in the emerging-market playbook. Rather than opting for interest-rate hikes and an external funding anchor to support domestic policy adjustments, the government has adopted a mix of...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 12:12am

Editorial: There is reason to believe in the future of this country, its youth

ThePresident yesterday met with over 2,000 youths in the latest “Meet-the-President” series. The outcome was not disappointing at all, on the contrary, it drew a picture of energetic and patriotic youth who have tonnes of ideas to drive this country further. The fact that many among...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 12:07am

Cycling is now in the veins of Rwandans and in a good way

Just before the very popular English Premier League kicked off, something strange happened to me. It was late in the night and I was out having fun with friends in one of the bars here in Kigali. Just as I was about to retire for the night, I was suddenly thrust into a position of resourcefulness....

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:41pm

Put Jay Polly on Anti-GBV community service

The disenchanting news this week, of local hip-hop artist Tuyishime Joshua aka Jay Polly battering his wife shouldn’t be allowed to shadow the otherwise impressive growth in Rwanda’s music industry characterized by improved quality of videos. On Music Channel Trace Urban (East Africa...

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:35pm

Psychological safety boosts staff output

In organisational culture commensurate with modern work life, employees either love working in teams or hate them altogether. While creativity comes far better from individual quiet alone work time and many report writing or logistical tasks are done faster by an individual rather than a team,...

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:30pm

Religious orders have an answer to the predicament their schools find themselves in

Some days ago we broached the subject of 57 secondary schools that had been suspended for a number of reasons, most of them regarding poor infrastructure, hygiene and administrative shortcomings. Some of the schools, it could be said, were facing serious financial constraints and were overwhelmed...

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:25pm

The volatile cryptocurrencies and what must be done

It has become an economic fact that, short of a global ban, which is unlikely, the cryptocurrencies are here to stay. Thus, financial experts, local and foreign, keep cautioning that their volatility means people should not invest more than they can afford to lose. The risks may not be...

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 12:00am

Editorial: Someone has to pick the tab for losses due to poor planning

Imihigo (performance contracts), one of the homegrown solutions that have been behind the stellar performance by the current government, is in the news once again. This time it is not how districts fared but why they failed. Now it seems it all comes down to poor planning as one of the causes, a...

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:58pm

Confronting journalism’s misogynistic

LONDON – Before the Internet revolutionized how news was gathered and shared, journalists rarely had to worry about the threat of virtual violence. The main risks they faced were in the field: the physical and psychological safety concerns of reporting on disaster and conflict. But today...

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:28pm