Signing of climate change deal heralds new era but harder work lies ahead

The Paris Agreement (which was assented to yesterday) reaffirms our commitment to combat climate change and provides the framework to build the resilient and sustainable future we want, and that our citizens deserve. It heralds a new era in the global response to a warming planet and sends the...

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwanda’s rebirth and new found identity

KIGALI – Twenty years ago this week, the genocide against the Tutsi, the most brutally efficient killing spree in history, began. As the international community looked on – capable of intervening but unwilling to act – more than one million Tutsi and others who stood in the way of...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kwibuka20: Why we remember

IN JUST under two weeks’ time, on April 7th, Rwanda will mark twenty years since the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. During this somber yet solemn time, we invite all people of goodwill, the world over, to join us in remembrance. We remember, to honour the memory of those who perished, to...

Friday, March 28, 2014, 12:00 AM

In memory, we find seeds of renewal

On Tuesday, we launched Kwibuka20 and embarked on a journey of remembrance in this milestone year for Rwanda. We seek Kwibuka, to remember, in order to reflect together on the lives we lost as well as what our country and our people have been through.  In the last twenty years, Rwandans have...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

The Truth about Rwanda

Ongoing unrest between rival military factions in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has triggered a predictable barrage of innuendo, fabricated leaks, and outright lies regarding Rwanda’s role. It began a few days ago, with a single BBC story on a leaked United Nations report...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 12:00 AM

Africa Tweeting on Rights and Wrongs

In the last few days, following the May 14th Twitter exchange between President Paul Kagame and former editor of the Independent, journalist Ian Birrell, a buzz is going around on the new dimension social media brings to the already shrinking space between people from all corners of the planet and...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 12:00 AM

RWANDAFUL LOVE

Today is Lovers' Day around the world-- so Rwandans are told. Apparently this good habit of expressing love one day a year is linked to mythology from far away lands, in genealogy foreign to us, with names unfamiliar; the prominent one being a young boy called Cupid, portrayed shooting a bow...

Monday, February 14, 2011, 12:00 AM

East- West rumblings: what about Rwanda’s burden of choice?

The West’s judgment on China should be none of Africa’s business. In the same logic, Africa’s dealing with China is a matter best handled amongst the two. What I am trying to say here is that Rwandans are at a loss when they, along with other Africans, are chastised by the Western media and...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 12:00 AM

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