Fred Nkusi

Kwibuka25: Call for collective, and individual responsibility

A history that is not remembered is bound to be repeated. The importance of commemoration – in our case, the Genocide against the Tutsi – is the best way to honour the memory of those who were murdered, and to ensure that such events never occur again. History is filled with tragic...

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

Why it’s our moral duty to protect the environment

At the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting it was highlighted that extreme weather events, exacerbated by climate change, are most likely to increase over the years to come. Of all risks, it is in relation to the environment that the world is most clearly sleepwalking into catastrophe....

Monday, February 25, 2019, 1:26 AM

Africa sets an example to humane treatment of refugees

Addressing the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, held on February 10-11, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, UN Secretary-General António Guterres praised the generosity, solidarity and commitment exhibited by the African Union (AU) for humane treatment of refugees, returnees and...

Sunday, February 17, 2019, 11:29 PM

Combating sexual exploitation is a collective duty

According to Global Report on trafficking in persons 2018 by United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (‘UNODC’), there has been a steady increase in the trend in numbers of detected trafficking victims over the last few years. The trend for the average number of detected and...

Monday, February 11, 2019, 12:31 AM

Severe penalties for human trafficking has a deterrent effect

The modern anti-human trafficking movement commenced in earnest with the adoption of the Palermo Protocol in 2000, and since then has grown substantially. Governments have made progress and continue to work to pass and implement legislation penalising all forms of human trafficking. In doing...

Monday, February 4, 2019, 1:00 AM

Let’s prevent phishing at any cost

The Internet has introduced cheap, interactive, and instant global communications. Though life has been revolutionalised, the Internet has opened a Pandora’s box that resulted in new forms of criminal behaviour. Today, scammers trick bank customers into entering their usernames and...

Monday, January 28, 2019, 12:54 AM

New law critical to cybersecurity

One of the most recent legislative achievements was the adoption of a specific legislation on cybercrimes. The new law on prevention and punishment of cybercrimes is relevant and timely, given the sophisticated nature and proliferation rate of these crimes. The criminal abuse of information...

Monday, January 21, 2019, 1:33 AM

Being landlocked country

During last week’s Rwanda-Japan Business Forum which was held in Tokyo, Japan, President Paul Kagame allayed investor concerns on Rwanda being landlocked. The President assured Japanese business community about the availability of opportunities through which they can apply knowledge and...

Monday, January 14, 2019, 1:00 AM

Effective communication is fundamental to quality education

UNDOUBTEDLY, education plays a key role in providing individuals with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to participate effectively in society and in the economy. Education plays a large role in making life more meaningful. It is also a gateway to know the fundamental rights, and how to...

Sunday, January 6, 2019, 11:42 PM

Remarkable achievements of 2018

Towards the end of the year most people reflect on the year’s remarkable achievements. These achievements may be evaluated at national, regional or international level. At national level, there’re tremendous achievements that Rwandans can be proud of. To begin with, on January 28,...

Monday, December 31, 2018, 12:57 AM

Why cutting on fossil fuels is

This past week, world leaders concluded their gathering at Katowice Climate Conference, better known as COP24, which sought to establish a rulebook to follow in the implementation of the Paris climate agreement targets. It was a moment to ramp up implementation programme and ambition pre-2020...

Monday, December 17, 2018, 1:43 AM

Why adultery is criminalised

Before the adoption of the new penal code, there was a discourse on adultery and whether it should be criminalised or not. The debate attracted a mixed reaction, especially among the elite, where some were in support while others against. This became a heated debate in parliament during the...

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 11:11 PM

How small claim procedure promotes doing business

Last week, the Supreme Court spearheaded a ‘Judicial Week’ themed: “Twubake ubutabera buvomwe mu muco n’umurage w’u Rwanda hatabangamiwe Itegeko Nshinga n’amahame mpuzamahanga”. It can be loosely translated as “let’s build justice based on...

Monday, December 3, 2018, 1:03 AM

What Rwanda may gain from OECD

Last week cabinet approved plans to apply for the membership of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). This organisation was founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. Under its statutory framework, OECD commits to promote policies designed to among...

Monday, November 26, 2018, 12:42 AM

Cyber-attacks remain a potential threat to global economy

On November 11, 2018, world leaders met in Paris, France for the commemorative event of Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of the World War I. The commemoration aims to solidify unity and multilateralism as the only way to achieve common ends. The WWI commemorations come at a watershed...

Monday, November 19, 2018, 12:39 AM

Academic competition paramount for students

Recently I was invited to act as a judge in Moot Court Competitions of Schools of Law from University of Rwanda, University of Lay Adventists of Kigali, University of Kigali, and Kigali Independent University. The competition format was a simulated war crimes trial in which the teams played the...

Monday, November 12, 2018, 1:49 AM

Galvanising more action to wildlife conservation

Last week,while officiating at the opening of the Business of Conservation Conference organised by the African Leadership University (ALU), President Kagame made a wake-up call to business and political leaders across Africa to take action through growing regional integration across the continent...

Monday, November 5, 2018, 12:39 AM

Why e-Commerce is vital in the digital age

Electronic commerce, generally referred to as e-Commerce, is rapidly evolving and businesses are trying to adapt to these changes. If you are, for example, a business owner in the tourism industry, you should keep the legal aspects of e-commerce in mind when deciding to sell your products or...

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 11:52 PM

Climate change likely to be catastrophic in 2030

Recently, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a stark warning report about catastrophic climate change by the year 2030. The report, based on global scientific authority on climate change, more crucially, galvanizes action by governments around the world to take urgent, far-...

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:14 AM

Nyungwe forest is a magnificent place for ecotourism

Last week,I had a chance to visit Nyungwe rainforest, popularly known as Nyungwe National Park, which lies in the south west corner of Rwanda. What an evergreen and thick forest!  It covers a vast area. I traversed the forest from one entry point to exit point. The journey takes approximately...

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 11:05 PM

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