Stella Musoni

The Coronavirus underscores education’s digital divide, what are we doing about it?

The Coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly altered our way of life, and some changes will last for generations to come. How we study, work, eat, socialize and even pay for goods and services will probably never be the same again for many across the world.  One important lesson the world...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

Why RURA, Korea Telecom need to get back to the negotiating table

When Rwanda hosted the Transform Africa Summit in May of 2018, an executive with Korea Telecom (KT) announced the completion of the countrywide 4G LTE network. This feat was a result of a joint venture between KT and the Government of Rwanda. The goal was for the faster 4G coverage to help...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 12:16 AM

The resignation of cabinet members is homework for the Prime Minister

Kigali – Rwanda’s former Minister of State in charge of Constitutional and Legal Affairs had a rough week after he allegedly assaulted a private security guard for doing her job. The week ended with him stepping down. On Monday, February 3, 2020, Evode Uwizeyimana declined to go...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

A progressive City, a tainted church and an ancient prison

KIGALI – Kigali is a city on the move. There is a new development every other day, and its residents are always expecting the next big announcement. The Catholic Church is the largest religion in Rwanda. It also owns a substantial amount of prime land across the country, and they are...

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 12:10 AM

Up next, we Africans get to watch our own show

Last week, we looked at how East Africans were irked – rightly so - by the New York Times advert for a Nairobi-based East African bureau chief that essentially was a call for a throw-back from colonial times to continue perpetuating the old school stereotypes about Africa...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 4:22 PM

Western media must wake up and smell the African coffee

A 2014 study by UK company Pressat put journalists at the top of the coffee-addict list. According to the study, 70 per cent of the respondents admitted their work would be affected without a daily dose of coffee. The countries that produce the best coffee in the world include Kenya, Ethiopia,...

Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

By breaking down trade barriers, Africa is paving its path to fortune

Never before has the desire for African integration been backed by concrete actions than in the last couple of years. We have, of recent, seen growing interest from African leaders who now realise that trade – not aid – is the key to achieving significant economic development. Without...

Monday, February 26, 2018, 12:00 AM

The milk scandal: Is Miss Rwanda a celebration of femininity?

With just a few days to the crowning of Miss Rwanda 2018, we were treated to the “faux-pas” of the Rwandan values as the men would like us to believe. A picture of the contestants milking a cow irked the so-called hardliners of Rwanda culture. Their mistake – the container used...

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 12:00 AM

How prevalent is sexual harassment in Rwanda?

As is often the case, it has taken Hollywood to get the whole world talking about sexual harassment again. Harvey Weinstein is the latest in a string of badly behaved leaders in their fields to be exposed as a sexual predator lording his power to make or break careers to get his way with the often...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

Is BK feeling the heat?

Editor, RE: “Bank of Kigali 2017 pricing policy ‘to promote good corporate governance’” (The New Times, March 3). A little bit of more research would have been helpful here. I know a few banks that charge interest rates lower than “the new lending policy”; it...

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

4th Industrial Revolution: Wading our way to the frontline

It is with shame that I make this unfortunate admission; In the days leading up to the World Economic Forum on Africa held in May, I, like many of my fellow city dwellers, got caught up in the spectacle of this prestigious conference coming to Kigali and turned something of a short-sighted eye...

Friday, June 24, 2016, 12:00 AM

Compelling dons to enroll for PhD good but...

Editor, RE: “Research skills: University of Rwanda moves to compel all dons to hold PhD” (The New Times, May 17). This is an excellent idea. However, I want to believe that this ultimatum does not deprive the students from tapping into great minds. Besides, the best doctors, lawyers,...

Friday, May 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

Profile inspirational entrepreneurs

Editor, Refer to Junior Sabena Mutabazi’s article, “TVET schooling the answer to youth unemployment?” (The New Times, September 4). I agree. Vocational education is the way to go. It takes time to change the mindset of people and the media can help by profiling people who have...

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 12:00 AM

Ebola: Why we must keep our guard

About two weeks ago, at the height of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a man arrived at Kigali International Airport from Liberia. At the time he showed  no symptoms and was allowed entry into the country.   Ten days later, he went to the King Faisal Hospital, Kigali, complaining of...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 12:00 AM

Police may want to fly high to stop the burning

THE HEADLINES last week were all about fires gutting buildings, claiming lives, injuring scores and destroying property worth millions. In one week alone, five people were killed, 60 injured and millions worth of goods have gone up in smoke. Night clubs, schools, prisons and shopping complexes...

Monday, July 14, 2014, 12:00 AM

How independent is the Expanded Joint Verification Mechanism?

Just over two weeks ago, the Congolese Army lost soldiers who had illegally crossed into Rwanda and clashed with Rwanda Defence Forces.  An investigation was launched and a report has suspiciously been leaked to the media. Leaking of documents is of course not so much of the issue as this...

Friday, June 27, 2014, 12:00 AM

Bwana muyobozi, who do you report to?

AS RWANDA last week joined the world to celebrate the International Women’s Day on March 8, The New Times published two opinions that caught my eye. One was by the UN resident coordinator, Lamin Manneh (Equality for women is progress for all), and the other by the AfDB country representative...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 12:00 AM

A smart way for the Police to get traffic offenders off roads

In Rwanda, traffic police officers are visible on all major roads and junctions round the clock. In their bright yellow jackets, they can hardly be missed, be it in the rain or under the scorching sun.While they appear to be strict with the often reckless taxi motos, there is another section of...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 12:00 AM

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