Editorial

All media houses adhere to the same laws, there are no sacred cows

A few months ago, a local Christian radio station, Amazing Grace, aired a controversial sermon that attracted a flurry of condemnations, especially among women. It particularly targeted women, saying that they were the source of all evil and many other demeaning labels of incitement. Rwanda Media...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 8:15am

Newly found mass graves raise more questions

Hardly a week had passed after the official mourning period for victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, than four mass graves of more victims were discovered on the outskirts of the city. As we go to press, the first grave has just been excavated and 207 bodies exhumed and more are...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:50pm

Researchers need to actively engage policymakers

Beginning today, Kigali will play host to a three-day workshop for top University lecturers and researchers from around the East African Community (EAC), with the goal of exploring ways of expanding postgraduate programmes across the region. Participants will seek to find solutions to critical...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:24am

How long before we start telling our own story?

There is an ongoing hot debate in the media, of the recent bombing of Syria by the US, France and UK over what they said was retaliation for alleged gas attacks on civilians by the Syrian government. Many are now disputing the facts with one famous western journalist, the first one to visit Douma...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 1:25am

Jambo ASBL: Yesterdays killers – today’s Democrats

If the generic theme adopted by the post-Genocide government in Rwanda is ‘Never Again: ‘Remember, Unite, Renew’, the specific theme for this 24th commemoration of the genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi is: Fighting genocide denial. Last week, I reminded that denial is the...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:56am

Dark cloud looms over embezzlers, influence peddlers

It is not only embezzlers who are in for a rude shock in a new draft law on corruption that is currently before parliament. “ …accepting or offering illegal benefits, soliciting or offering sexual favours, influence peddling, making a decision based on favouritism, friendship, hatred...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:57am

Migration is not an undignified exit

EARLY THIS WEEK, it was reported that eight Cameroonian athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, had gone missing. A week or so before, news sources reported that some Nigerians masquerading as journalists had managed to be included on their country’s delegation to the...

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 1:14am

It shouldn’t take two decades for Genocide orphans to get justice

During one of the talks organised as part of commemorations of the 24th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, the issue of injustice still suffered by young survivors again came to the fore. Many were orphaned at a very tender age, they did not know what their parents owned, be it...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 12:03am

Whether one twists figures or plays around the word ‘Genocide’, the truth remains

The lid is finally off. After more than two decades of trying to set the record straight on the appellation of what happened in 1994 in Rwanda, the United Nations has finally conceded that it was “The Genocide against the Tutsi”, and nothing else. Even for those who believed that a...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 2:01am

We should not let true facts of the Genocide get distorted

Hell began breaking loose in Rwanda 24 years ago, shortly after President Juvenal Habyarimana’s plane was shot down as it approached the airport from Tanzania. Also on board was Burundian Head of State, Cyprien Ntaryamira. As evidence has shown after thorough investigations by teams of...

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 3:41am

Bringing Genocide suspects to account can help settle the question of reparations

As we approach the 24th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, the issue of reparations for the over one million victims is again being revisited. In normal circumstances that responsibility would have fallen on the Genocidal government and its key supporters. But that is out of...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 1:30am

Reconciliation comes with a hefty price tag, but an inevitable one

A few weeks ago, the then Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, took everyone by surprise when he abruptly stepped down without giving any reasons. Unrest had rocked the country for some time, alarmingly taking on ethnic overtones.   The new leader, Abiy Ahmed’s first...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 10:26am

Editorial Cartoon

Police in Rubavu District last week arrested nine people said to have been conning unsuspecting members of public with fake minerals.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 12:58am

Regulatory bodies necessary tools to avert exploitation

Public transport tariffs will be revised upwards by up to 7 percent on some routes at the beginning of next month. It is a result of several factors; the increase in fuel and insurance premiums and the installation of speed governors and automated fare collection system. All the above increased...

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 12:51am

EDITORIAL: Local leaders’ retreat should bring out true leadership

President Paul Kagame is expected to preside over the third edition of the Local Government retreat that opens today in Kigali. It will bring together all administrative stake holders in the sector, and coming shortly after the recent national leadership retreat (Umwiherero), there is no doubt...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 11:44pm

Origins of ordinary things: Handbags

Handbags are to women what wallets are to men; light and convenient accessories for storing a few portable personal items when people are going somewhere. Of course, handbags are a lot bigger than wallets and if men hadn’t shied away from using them, they wouldn’t be considered feminine...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:00am

It is unlawful to participate in someone's suicide

Human life is precious. Because of this, there are many laws in place to protect people from harm, to preserve their lives. The protection of human life begins as soon as they are conceived. As such, losing a life is something that is taken seriously by the law and there are heavy punishments for...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:00am

Students urged to keep genocide memory alive

Students at the Centre for Human Rights –Ajeprodho Jijukirwa – have been urged to keep the genocide memory alive for them to be able to advocate against its evils and the possibility of reoccurrence. The call was made by officials of the Human rights Commission recently to 40 high...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:00am

Revisiting the global order

MADRID – As many analysts have observed, the Pax Americana of recent decades is on life support. After the first 150 days of Donald Trump’s “America First” – or, more accurately, “America Alone” – presidency, it seems that America’s traditional...

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 12:00am

[EDITORIAL] Savings: SACCOs cannot afford to lose trust of members

In the recent past, one Umurenge Savings and Credit Society (SACCO) after another has been in the news for ‘more of the same’ wrong reason: their leaders dipping fingers in the coffers for personal gain. Millions of francs in members’ savings and other capital keep going into non-...

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 12:00am