Prof. Manasseh Nshuti

nshutim@gmail.com.

Rwanda-Uganda relations: An informed analysis: (Part II)

In the previous article, I did highlight some destabilising activities by Ugandan ruling elite for over 20 years as someone with informed understanding of issues that have characterised Rwanda-Uganda relations since 1997.   And despite constant denials against hard evidence, such is...

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda-Uganda relations: An informed analysis

I have read extensively lots of views by various commentators on the above rather important and serious issue with interest and discernment, as a party that claim informed understanding of issues that have characterised Rwanda-Uganda relations since 1997. Issues as will be argued later that will...

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

Congs to Joseph Areruya!

Editor, RE: “Areruya wins La Tropicale Amissa Bongo 2018 race” (The New Times, January 22). Many congratulations to you Joseph Areruya, the entire Team Rwanda, and Rwanda Cycling Federation for the splendid performance at La Tropicale Amissa Bongo 2018 race. You did Rwanda proud!...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 12:00 AM

President Kagame's inauguration: A national and international statement

The wish of vast majority of Rwandans and friends of Rwanda prevailed when President Paul Kagame was last week inaugurated for another seven year term. It was a long and emotional journey that started with millions of petitions, a referendum, celebration-style campaigns and climaxed with a...

Friday, September 8, 2017, 12:00 AM

President Kagame's inauguration: A national and international statement

The wish of vast majority of Rwandans and friends of Rwanda prevailed when President Paul Kagame was last week inaugurated for another seven year term. It was a long and emotional journey that started with millions of petitions, a referendum, celebration-style campaigns and climaxed with a...

Friday, August 25, 2017, 12:00 AM

2017 Election: equity and inclusive development

As curtain fall on the presidential campaigns, one thing is certain; Rwandans have come of age. Of age in terms of their realisation of where they came from and where they are today. Of age in terms of their political enlightenment and thus political choices. Finally, of age when it comes to the...

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 12:00 AM

2017 elections: Unity in diversity

The second week of campaigns was characterised by a huge turn up of Rwandans, and being an early riser and thus turned up early at most venues, I witnessed first-hand the zeal by Rwandans, especially the rural folk who attend President Kagame’s rallies . From the young to the old, farmers to...

Friday, July 28, 2017, 12:00 AM

2017 elections: Rwandans read from the same page but…

The first week of campaigning was as successful as emotional to many Rwandans, especially those attending President Kagame’s campaign rallies (tens of thousands of them at each rally). The unprecedented turn up of Rwandans was moving as were testimonies by those whose lives were...

Friday, July 21, 2017, 12:00 AM

2017 Elections: Scaling up a transformational agenda

As the presidential campaigns get underway today, one thing remains important: scaling up our transformational agenda is critical to Rwanda’s development trajectory that should not be taken for granted. This is the hallmark of our forthcoming elections. By keeping a look into the rear...

Friday, July 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

2017 elections: A pursuit of civilised politics

On Saturday, June 25, President Paul Kagame gave an interview on one of the most comprehensive and inclusive topics and issues on RBA. The interview covered his personal history and the manner in which he has rebuilt Rwanda from ashes into one of the fastest growing economies in the world despite...

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

2017 elections: The moment of truth

Last Saturday June 17, was yet another milestone in the politics of our country, a day on which RPF’s National Congress that brought together nearly 2000 senior cadres of RPF Inkotanyi from the whole country, all brought together by unity of purpose. Choosing a flag bear for 2017 elections....

Friday, June 23, 2017, 12:00 AM

2017 Elections: Sustaining a transformational leadership

Early this month, two of Rwanda’s major political parties, namely Social Democratic party (PSD) and Liberal Party (PL), endorsed President Paul Kagame as their presidential candidate even before he could officially be fronted by his own RPF – whose National Executive Committee is slated...

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

2017 Elections: Sustaining our stability, dev’t

This coming August, three countries namely Rwanda, Kenya and Angola will hold what political pundits have called pivotal elections. They have been called pivotal for different reasons. And in case of our country, a number of commentators have of late been actively discussing what type of elections...

Monday, June 12, 2017, 12:00 AM

Transformational, interventionist states: lessons from China

In the previous article, I touched on the issue of an undefined African strategic relationship with view that we have left it for others to define and determine what is good for Africa. We simply have to fit in the relationship. This has been true for some multilateral relationships as well as...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:00 AM

A developmental state: Lessons from China

The recently concluded China-Africa Think Tank forum which took place on April 14-16 in the Chinese city of Yiwu – which I did attend as one of the presenters on our development path – and which was attended by large numbers of African and Chinese academics and practitioners, brought to...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 12:00 AM

Part VII: Change with continuity: which term limits?

As our lawmakers proceed with the process of constitutional review aimed at amending article 101 and others that are out of touch with the current realities so as to sustain the exemplary social transformation the leadership of President Paul Kagame has delivered to the country, there are varied...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 12:00 AM

Change with continuity: A national position

The consultations by parliamentarians and senators with Rwandans on the critical issue of amending the constitution are nearing conclusion. From Rwandans in different backgrounds who are being consulted, the views collected are overwhelming. Overwhelming on one thing. NO CHANGE COME 2017. As I...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 12:00 AM

Change with stability: national unity of purpose (Part V)

That all Rwandans are united behind the cause of the continuity of the current miraculous socio-economic transformation of the country is not accidental, it is an issue that has brought unity of purpose among of all Rwandans regardless of social status and creed. And, unlike in other countries...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 12:00 AM

Change with Stability: The beginning of the end (Part IV)

The change with stability debate did enter a final phase on July 14 with emotive mass movement of Rwandans who thronged parliament to witness the historical sessions during which lawmakers sat to listen to the demands of more than 3.7 million people. I watched the enthusiasm of thousands - who...

Monday, July 20, 2015, 12:00 AM

Change with stability and continuity: An existential threat?

The above debate seems to draw confusion not critique per se from characters who have excluded themselves from anything Rwanda. These are characters linked heinous crimes committed against Rwandans, or those who associate with these characters not to discern why Rwandans have chosen to stay course...

Monday, July 13, 2015, 12:00 AM