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Kayembe Must Resign: University of Edinburgh’s Choiceless Choice

Kayembe Must Resign: University of Edinburgh’s Choiceless Choice

Denial of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi is on the rise. You may have come across the tweets of Debora Kayembe, a Scottish human rights lawyer and the rector…

Kwibuka28 : The Power of the Media On GOOD and EVIL In Digital Age

Kwibuka28 : The Power of the Media On GOOD and EVIL In Digital Age

On 8th October 2007, ironically at the UN Complex Addis Ababa, I came across a book by Linda R Melvern entitled, “A people betrayed the role of the West…

A Challenging Call: Is Russia-Ukraine Crisis Affecting Trade in Kigali?

A Challenging Call: Is Russia-Ukraine Crisis Affecting Trade in Kigali?

Not so often that, my wife is bothered by geo-political affairs and has for over 5years not shown interest in international affairs except American and Mexican soap operas and…

Joint Opinion Piece by President Macky Sall, and Charles Michel

Joint Opinion Piece by President Macky Sall, and Charles Michel

On 17 and 18 February 2022, the Heads of State or Government of the African Union and the European Union will meet for a summit in Brussels. The last AU…

Giles Muhame’s Stale “Inside Story”

Giles Muhame’s Stale “Inside Story”

Some Ugandan writers have been attempting to sabotage efforts to restore good relations between Kampala and Kigali. “Inside Story: Why Rwanda’s Kagame Agreed to Reopen Border”, published on February…

What Can China Bring About to Developing Countries?

What Can China Bring About to Developing Countries?

The world is witnessing great changes not seen in a century. The changes are largely characterized by the emergence of developing countries in terms of economic and political influence. To…

Covid-19: China Urged To Change Course, But Why Fix A Policy That Isn’t Broken?

Covid-19: China Urged To Change Course, But Why Fix A Policy That Isn’t Broken?

China’s undoubted success in combating the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has discombobulated many Western commentators, who are loathe to acknowledge it, and credit the country’s policies. Now they…

Covid-19: Can the World Turn From Vaccine Nationalism To Vaccine Internationalism?

Covid-19: Can the World Turn From Vaccine Nationalism To Vaccine Internationalism?

Two years since the world fell in the grip of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, it is clear that the concept of humanity coming together against the virus, has not…

A Trip of Tradition, A Commitment to Cooperation

A Trip of Tradition, A Commitment to Cooperation

On the morning of the first working day of the New Year, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi embarked on his first trip abroad in 2022, to Africa…

A Reasonable Notion of Democracy Matters

A Reasonable Notion of Democracy Matters

Last month, the “Leaders’ Summit for Democracy” was convened in a virtual format. That social function, if I may put it this way, appeared so inopportune in a critical time…

Rusesabagina “Hangers-On” Motivated By Malice, Or A Belief In Their Own Propaganda?

Rusesabagina “Hangers-On” Motivated By Malice, Or A Belief In Their Own Propaganda?

Rusesabagina and his lawyer Gatera Gashabana in courtThe caricatures of Rwanda, emanating from the country’s detractors can be so extreme, stretching credulity to such a degree, it is tempting…

Democracy Has Left Rwanda Every Time Himbara Has Fled the Country   

Democracy Has Left Rwanda Every Time Himbara Has Fled the Country  

Last week, a Canada-based online news platform, National Post, wrote a long article titled: “Is democracy dying? After hopeful end to 20th Century, the institution withers worldwide”. Apparently one…