Patrick Karekezi

We were robbed of creative thinking in our childhood

The preconceived notion that creative thinking is inspired by an individual’s IQ is interestingly debatable. Without having to dethrone folks who are already highly esteemed for their creativity in the past years, I choose to state plainly that groundbreakers are also a reality of the present...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

Make her better to make the world better

There is an intolerable stench emanating from the societal fabric today. A filth in wealth held by a small class of elites who are always in a perpetual contest to gain superiority as they run the world at remote control. Issues like climate change action, and disarmament that could curb threats to...

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

To the youth: Urgent call to action

In recent years, people throughout the world have held a hope that things cannot be different for future generations. The false hopes that as young people, we would grow to be a replica of the older generations, be bound by the confines of their failures and abide by their metrics of success. Our...

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Why the education system needs to be reformed

Anciently, future paths and career options were predetermined by race, class and ethnicity. Education systems in Africa were shaped for homogeneous groups of students with a narrow range of career options. Specific groups of people were raised to be engineers, doctors, lawmakers, among others....

Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rethinking micro, small and medium-scale enterprises

The world is hampered with anger and hunger: employees have been laid off. Their vital businesses have either collapsed or their market has gravely diminished overnight. Social media is awash with wistful emotions: we are all thoroughly fed up with the lockdown. What started as washing hands,...

Monday, June 29, 2020, 4:13 PM

Rape can NEVER be justified

I passionately denounce the deafening silence that has enveloped, stigmatised and traumatised half of our society. Just like the adage goes: one who educates a woman educates a community, he who rapes a woman rapes a nation, defiles our humanly constructs, and betrays the future we ardently...

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

Overcoming procrastination

Back in my high school days, one of my favourite rituals was to sit down for hours at a time, mapping my life goals, visualising all the amazing things I needed to do to materialise my ultimate goal.  Often, I analysed my desires, values, passions and arrived at an impeccably sound-...

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 12:00 AM

The youth and their lust for fame

Lust for fame seems to be a human phenomenon that goes as far back as recorded history. In ancient Greece and Rome, people created their gods as very human-like beings, complete with character flaws. Celebrity in Rwanda has always given youths an outlet for their drastic imagination, just as the...

Thursday, May 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

What will it take to have more women in the workforce?

Conversations topping this year’s International Labor Day include the economic gains and downturns, growth and development; GDP (per capita) is the focal point of discussion. With men eminently at the helm of contributing to economic growth – they’re the majority in the labour...

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

Why youth should strive to be at the forefront of development

Every nation’s desire is to have their youth be charged towards community development. Their culmination in every aspect of life, that is the physical, social and psycho-spiritual, makes them pivotal in the development of a nation. And because of this, they happen to be the prime...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

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