Vincent Gasana

Vincent Gasana

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Rats, Red Envelopes and a Shared Vision, Happy Chinese New Year

Rats, Red Envelopes and a Shared Vision, Happy Chinese New Year

More and more diverse cultures are calling Rwanda home, this can mean celebrating the usual events at unexpected times, so according to the Chinese Lunar calendar Happy New Year, in…

Itorero for Today’s Teachers to Explain the Past to Future Generations

Itorero for Today’s Teachers to Explain the Past to Future Generations

 “History, despite its wrenching pain cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again” so said American writer and poet, Maya Angelou, who could almost have…

Mislead Or Misleading, Are African Journalists Deliberately Distorting Rwandan Story?

Mislead Or Misleading, Are African Journalists Deliberately Distorting Rwandan Story?

Rwanda is news, and being miscast can come with the territory, but it has come to a point where to understand the country as it actually is, it is necessary…

New Year, Same Old Story: Rwandans ill-treated by Uganda Security Forces

New Year, Same Old Story: Rwandans ill-treated by Uganda Security Forces

Nothing is really ever sudden, even thunder and lightning have a process. Perhaps the recent fine sentiments from President Yoweli Museveni are a precursor to normalisation of relations between Rwanda…

Lucky Number 17, Umushyikirano and the Changing Face of a Nation.

Lucky Number 17, Umushyikirano and the Changing Face of a Nation.

In a popular café in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, a mixed group of about ten, have turned their seats to face a large television screen. All around the busy…

Apps to Level the ICT Playing Field

Apps to Level the ICT Playing Field

They are young, eager, all female, and the next software for your mobile telephone Application, may well be programmed by them. They are WeCode graduates, an initiative launched by the…

Satellite Symposia, Abstract Driven Sessions, Plenary Sessions – Farewell ICASA 2019

Satellite Symposia, Abstract Driven Sessions, Plenary Sessions – Farewell ICASA 2019

Fifteen million, the number of people whose lives have been claimed by AIDS, in Africa so far. Eight thousand, the number of people from across the world, who over the…

The Private Sector Federation’s Forum to Raise Standards

The Private Sector Federation’s Forum to Raise Standards

For the last two weeks, the island of almost every Kigali roundabout has been circled by green, and orange flags, bearing the letters PSF (Private Sector Federation) and Made in…

Combating AIDS and HIV Infection, the World Comes to Rwanda

Combating AIDS and HIV Infection, the World Comes to Rwanda

“Hullo, excuse me,” said the young woman, smiling apologetically, as she exited the men’s lavatory, “I was making sure everything was fine here”, she explained. She is an employee…

Rwandan Skies Against Gender-based Violence

Rwandan Skies Against Gender-based Violence

Last week, Rwanda hosted the global gender summit, at the Kigali Convention Centre. Among the numerous subjects discussed was gender-based violence. Rwanda is justifiably hailed as a leading nation…

President Kagame, An illuminating Conversation with the Press

President Kagame, An illuminating Conversation with the Press

“Home grown solutions” is what Rwanda calls an approach that is rare in Africa, development that is channelled through African countries’ own culture and history. Unnoticed, one suspects even by…

Change for Continuity As Rwanda Welcomes New Envoys

Change for Continuity As Rwanda Welcomes New Envoys

Nine Ambassadors, and three High Commissioners today presented their letters of credence to President Paul Kagame, at State House, or as it is better known in Rwanda, Uruguwiro Village. The…