Why peace and security are essential enablers of development

Peace and security is an essential factor of human life. A peaceful and secure environment is critical to every society since it affects all aspects of economic and social development in a country, and is a necessary sin-qua non to the realization of human rights. These have direct effects on the...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 11:34 PM

China and India’s growing engagement with Africa

Africa has always been said to be a continent of immense opportunities. From natural resources, untapped potentials to its rapidly increasing population that is significant for human capital and market for finished products. With these, Africa has seen much interest from other continents in terms...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:29 PM

Countering the unemployment menace among Africa’s youth

Young people form the largest part of Africa’s slightly over a billion people. This population can be viewed as a demographic dividend to the continent. However, African young persons face one of the greatest challenges of all time, unemployment. It is cited quite often that the continent...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 10:19 PM

Sport as an alternative means to attaining global peace

One of the biggest global challenges has been attaining peace and security in all continents and nations across the world, and a number of efforts have been made in order to attain this goal through various interventions such as conventions, sanctions, military actions among others. Despite the...

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 12:03 AM

Why independence and liberation days remind us of our patriotic duty

Whenever we mention independence and liberation days, the celebrations bring the essence of patriotic feelings in our minds. Every year these days are celebrated on the 1st and 4th of July respectively and it evokes the old memories about the hard work and struggle to break the chains of...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 10:58 PM

Support South Sudan to achieve lasting peace

South Sudan succeeded from Sudan in 2011, making it the youngest nation in the world. The development raised arrays of hope of bringing to an end the long-standing political instability and civil unrest that had gripped the nation. The leadership of the nation, led by President Salva Kiir, was...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 10:35 PM

AU reforms require political will to bear fruits

The African Union has embarked on a potentially transformative process of institutional reform that, if implemented, will make it leaner and more efficient and increase its financial self-sufficiency. It is notable that very little achievements have been made by the continental body in the social...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 8:43 PM

Why the US and North Korea summit has global implication

North Korea has been ruled by the malevolent Kim family, which has turned the top half of the peninsula into the world’s most totalitarian and isolated state, complete with a personality cult and a gulag system.  The current leader Kim Jong Un, just like his father and grandfather...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 3:52 PM

Environment as a pillar of economic development

The ‘World Environment Day’ was celebrated Tuesday with a clarion call to beat the plastic pollution. The environment day is one of the most important days on the United Nations calendar for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. This year...

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 12:14 AM

Trade agreements as a pillar for inclusive economic growth

Today, all countries root to share mutual strengths and overcome mutual weaknesses through combined efforts. As a result, countries are coming closer through various trade agreements like regional free trade agreements, bilateral free trade agreement even through cross-regional free trade...

Friday, January 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

Why we must fight against examination malpractices

This week, local media was awash with news on the recently released primary leaving and O’ level examinations results. Parents all over the country immediately sent short messages to confirm the scores of their children-thanks to technology. A good number of parents were greeted with smiles...

Friday, January 13, 2017, 12:00 AM

Shedding off unproductive old habits in the New Year

It has been observed that ‘an optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.’ There are bad habits that could, if not checked, take you into the New Year. Bad habits interrupt your life and prevent you from accomplishing...

Friday, January 6, 2017, 12:00 AM

Celebrate Christmas cautiously

There is a lot of excitement as people get ready to celebrate Christmas, one of the biggest festivities on the world calendar. Christmas is celebrated in most countries to commemorate the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ.It was first observed by Romans. Christmas acts as catalyst to a happy...

Friday, December 23, 2016, 12:00 AM

Prioritising Made-in-Rwanda products is the way to go

A Made-in-Rwanda expo is currently ongoing in Kigali at the Expo Grounds in Gikondo. It is a national re-branding campaign that is instrumental in changing the taste of those who are loyalist for imported goods. Of course, this is commendable and this will undoubtedly boost local manufacturers....

Friday, December 16, 2016, 12:00 AM

Technology has changed our spirituality and beliefs

A renowned British physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking, once said that advances in Science and Technology could lead to the end of the world. His predictions for the nightmarish scenarios were based on human aggression combined with technological advances in nuclear weaponry. A new factor has...

Friday, December 9, 2016, 12:00 AM

Curtailing the soaring global food prices

Globally, extreme fluctuations in the prices of food commodities have been experienced in recent years. The basic cause being lack of agricultural productivity; additional factors include financial market volatility, political instability, and armed conflict that have engulfed some parts of the...

Friday, December 2, 2016, 12:00 AM

Is it a little too late for the Catholic Church to apologise for its role in the Genocide?

 The Catholic Church in Rwanda has finally acknowledged the role played by some of its members in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in which over a million innocent lives were exterminated. This was featured in a statement signed by nine bishops representing all dioceses, which was...

Friday, November 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

This is the time for Africans to tell our story

Over the years, the rest of the world has read and heard stories about the African continent and its people. These stories, more often than not, portray Africa in a negative light, painting it blacker than it really is – something that we all know and we must use figures to point at....

Friday, November 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

Good luck to the candidates in their national examinations

Throughout Rwanda and indeed East Africa, examinations for the end of primary school kicked off Tuesday this week. In Rwanda, over 190,000 pupils began their final primary school examinations. The figure represents a 16 per cent rise compared to the last academic year. It was reported in the media...

Friday, November 4, 2016, 12:00 AM

Why we need concerted efforts in combating climate change

Climate change and increasing energy demands are major global challenges at the top of the international agenda. The onset of climate change has come about following over 200 years’ worth of unchecked manmade activities that have had a negative impact on the world around us – from...

Friday, October 21, 2016, 12:00 AM