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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

Editorial Cartoon

Recently increased transport fares in the country have been attributed to hikes in the prices of petroleum products on the international market, the increased cost of vehicle insurance, and investments undertaken to boost the quality of public transport.

Friday, April 6, 2018, 12:57 AM

Editorial: Good news! Honeymoon is over for stealers of state coffers

The government now seems to be driven by new energy in a bid to recover embezzled funds, plug loopholes that make it possible, but most importantly, improve the accounting mechanisms. Every time the Auditor General has appeared before Parliament, their reports have always pointed accusing fingers...

Friday, April 6, 2018, 12:52 AM

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, 1:30 AM

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, 12:35 AM

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, 12:58 AM

RIP Winnie Mandela, may we strive to have many more

America had Amelia Earhart and Rosa Parks, Europe had Joan of Arc and in Africa it was Winnie Mandela, the controversial but equally inspiring iconic figure of the apartheid era. She passed away this week at the ripe old age of 81. Those were women who helped prove wrong the old myth that women...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 12:51 AM

Editorial Cartoon

Christians around the world yesterday celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ more than 2000 years ago. In his Easter Sunday message, Pope Francis called for peace around the world. 

Monday, April 2, 2018, 1:03 AM

Rwanda’s justice sector is pursuing a noble cause

The Justice sector is pursuing a raft of reforms, which include a plan to decongest prisons through more efficiency in dispensation of justice and adoption of new correctional alternatives. Last week, the Minister for Justice and Attorney General Johnston Busingye told the Senate that the country...

Monday, April 2, 2018, 12:56 AM

Easter should be a time to revisit our beliefs or lack of

Religion is the highest denominator in many regions of the world, irrespective of the cult or leaning. Many countries are torn apart by belief, even those who share the same religion. It was the same in Northern Ireland where Catholics and Protestants were at each other’s throats until...

Sunday, April 1, 2018, 12:00 AM

Editorial Cartoon

Christians around the world yesterday began celebrating Easter holiday, many travelling long distances to join their families for festivities. 

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 1:47 AM

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