Jeannette Kagame

Enabling healing for rape survivors

On this day in 2008, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 1820 declaring that rape and other forms of sexual violence could constitute “a war crime, a crime against humanity, or a constitutive act with respect to Genocide”. For countries such as Rwanda, which have...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Who is your mother’s keeper?

All over the world, mothers are considered to be the bond that holds the family together, and are expected to encompass strength of body, mind, and spirit. A mother, in almost all cultures, is seen as the wellspring of wisdom that never runs dry, a pillar of love that never collapses and an engine...

Sunday, May 12, 2019, 1:23 AM

In honour of our remarkable Rwandan women

Dignified Rwandan woman, It has been more than half a century, yet we remember you vividly.The many who were taken away from us, and the last few, who in our darkest times,Beautifully drew from the deepest roots of our culture,To keep their families together, and to nurture an abiding love and...

Friday, April 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

A rewarding experience

Rwanda is a place where we take beautiful risks. I say this because we have seen the extraordinary results that come from encouraging young people. We believe in their potential; so we prepare them to take up positions of responsibility. There is a sense that almost anything is possible, with the...

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 12:00 AM

To all the women who bore the heaviest burden of our history

As we close this special month dedicated to women in Rwanda, and prepare to mark the 20th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi, I wish to pay particular tribute to the valiant Rwandan women who have borne the greatest burden of our history. In 1994, our country stared deep into the...

Monday, March 31, 2014, 12:00 AM

Turatsinze’s killers must be brought to book

Editor,I received with sadness the terrible news about the death of the former CEO of the Rwanda Development Bank (BRD), Theogene, Turatsinze, in Maputo, Mozambique, where he has been working as a vice chancellor at a private university there!  The country has lost a man of integrity who lived...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 12:00 AM