Editorial

Address issue of Banyarwanda in Uganda

The Rwanda-Uganda relations are good, according to Ambassador Richard Kabonero. In an interview he recently gave The Independent, a Kampala based bi-weekly news magazine, Kabonero reiterated what he said was Ugandan Foreign Affairs minister’s earlier statement – Rwanda is not an enemy to Uganda....

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 12:00am

UN's sins of commission - not omission this time round

A fresh BBC report says there is evidence that investigations into allegations of exchanges of weapons, ammunition, drugs and food for gold and ivory between UN troops and rebels operating in eastern DR Congo were blocked for political reasons. Relying mainly on UN insider sources, the BBC has...

Monday, April 28, 2008 - 12:00am

Genocide ideology will be defeated eventually

Back home and abroad, there are elements which are bent on upholding values that gave rise to the blood that flowed in 1994, when about one million Rwandans were killed in all sorts of hideous manner. The ultimate purpose of this propaganda is to gain political power, but also to inculcate these...

Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 12:00am

New FARG funding comes with more responsibility

Ministry of Local Government has ambitiously revised the mode of sponsorship for Genocide survivor students. The ministry is the parent institution for FARG, a programme established purposely for education of children who lost parents in 1994. Previously FARG was submitting the students’ money and...

Friday, April 25, 2008 - 12:00am

Church can apologise to Rwandans

By apologising to Americans for sins committed by his Catholic Church top staff, Pope Benedict XVI has ended up opening for himself and the Vatican institution a Pandora’s Box. During his current and first visit to the United States, the Pontiff has penitently regretted the unholy acts of the...

Friday, April 25, 2008 - 12:00am

IT’S ONLY NATURAL THAT ICTR ARCHIVES ARE BROUGHT TO RWANDA

A prominent researcher at the National University of Rwanda, Professor Anastase Shyaka, has called upon the United Nations to consider Rwanda as the only option when time comes for awarding rights to host archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. And the time for taking the...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 12:00am

Kicking neo-colonialism out of Africa

The grit summoned by Africans to defeat colonialism is once again being aroused to confront neo-colonialism and its arrogance. That is what was passionately demonstrated last Friday in Addis Ababa, where African ministers of Justice and Attorneys General gathered to deliberate, among other issues...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 12:00am

People involvement equals democratic management

Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA) yesterday concluded a two-day training retreat which should be very useful. The training, whose participants are the country’s mayors, aimed at building their capacity to make decentralisation serve its full purpose. Participatory...

Monday, April 21, 2008 - 12:00am

Our food security needs to be given closer look

From Europe to America to the vast Asian continent, soaring food prices is one of the biggest concerns now facing both the population and their respective governments. In Africa therefore one can only expect it to be worse. It has caused strikes in Burkina Faso, and union workers in South Africa...

Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 12:00am

ITORERO: LET TEACHERS REDISCOVER THEIR TRUE VALUE

Itorero ry’ Igihugu for Rwandan teachers is going to be an invaluable initiative. Government and the people of Rwanda have for the last 14 years churned out one innovation after another in a struggle to rebuild their nation. Some of them have virtually been remarkable, delivering instant results...

Friday, April 18, 2008 - 12:00am

Fight unethical journalists

A former employee of The New Times was on Wednesday night nabbed in an act related to what led to his dismissal. He attempted to extort money from a city hotel owner by threatening over a telephone call to write a story on him in this newspaper. The story would have been about how the proprietor...

Friday, April 18, 2008 - 12:00am

Prosecute all those defrauding savings schemes

Fifteen people have been arrested by the Office of the Prosecutor General in connection with causing losses to Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs). Their illegal acts are largely responsible for insolvency cases which led to a series of closures of MFIs in 2006. The apprehended are former managers or...

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 12:00am