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Editorial: Rayon Sports’ popularity not exploited as it should

Whenever popular football club, Rayon Sports, plays and wins, even against small local clubs, euphoria grips the whole country. But when they overcome continental teams, its supporters go berserk, pour into the streets in their thousands and generally inundate the country in a cacophony of horns,...

Friday, April 20, 2018, 11:42 PM

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Rayon Sports became the first Rwandan club to progress to the group stage of any CAF club competition after eliminating Clube de Desportos da Costa do Sol of Mozambique in Confederation Cup playoffs Wednesday. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11:14 PM

Editorial: Rwanda’s new economic darling still has more to offer

For years, Rwanda’s tourism potential was not fully exploited despite its unique natural attractions. Even the rare mountain gorillas, assets that it shares with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda, were not given the attention they deserved until the arrival of primatologist,...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11:05 PM

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, 1:25 AM

Kagame meets Prince Harry

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 1:16 AM

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, 12:51 AM

Editorial: There is still time to make amends with children born of rape during Genocide

When the fund for the support of Genocide survivors (FARG) was set up – immediately after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi – it was because the government realised that the survivors had just gone through extraordinary experiences that needed extraordinary healing approaches. Many...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 2:15 AM

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The Nyarugenge High Court on Friday ordered topflight football league side AS Kigali to pay Grace Nyinawumuntu, a former coach of their women football  team, Rwf 40m ($47,000) for wrongful dismissal.

Monday, April 16, 2018, 2:11 AM

Editorial: Genocide: Businesses can help address housing challenge

The Chief Executive Officer of Private Sector Federation on Friday castigated business leaders who used their fortune to bankroll the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.  He singled out Felicien Kabuga, the wanted businessman who is widely referred to as the ‘Chief Financier of the...

Monday, April 16, 2018, 2:06 AM

Editorial: The world once abandoned us, we came out stronger

As Rwandans were wrapping up the official mourning period for victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, the US, Britain and France were about to unleash a rain of missiles over Syria. The reason for the attacks is that chemical weapons were used against civilians in one of the contested...

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 1:06 AM

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...

Friday, April 13, 2018, 11:06 PM

Editorial: Willingness to try Genocide suspects is the missing link, not the evidence

This country has been struggling with the ghosts of the Genocide for close to a quarter of a century. It has been trying to bring closure to the families of over a million souls lost. Along that perilous journey, it has met a few genuine friends who really feel the hurt that survivors of the...

Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:42 AM

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, 12:03 AM

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, 1:22 AM

Editorial: “Ibyitso” chapter needs to be revisited

On October 4, 1990, the skies of Kigali were lit by whizzing tracer bullets and the peace rocked by sounds of heavy machine gun fire and explosions that lasted all through the night. It turned out to be an exaggerated comedy played by the Rwandan armed forces who alleged that the city was under...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 12:07 AM

Editorial: Genocide: We must prioritise intergenerational trauma

As the country pauses to remember over a million of its citizens killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, we also take time to reflect on how far we have come as a nation and the post-Genocide challenges that we still need to collectively address. One of these challenges is...

Monday, April 9, 2018, 1:59 AM

Editorial: Mourning our departed makes us stronger

Yesterday, the country woke up feeling low, a feeling that usually engulfs it this time of the year as it commemorates the savagery that was the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Messages commiserating with the nation poured in from all corners of the world, but Cameroon went a notch higher when it...

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 1:38 AM

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, 3:41 AM

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