Monthly Archives: July 2011

The power of borrowing

The accounts of most of the Rwandan primary school teachers who talked on BBC made for sad listening. The teary pleas made to Ali Yusufu Mugenzi, who hosts the Saturday BBC Kinyarwanda-Kirundi programme, ‘Imvo n’Imvano’, were enough to wring tears … Continue reading

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Politicians that are all lustre and no substance

Every society has them. Elements that shine at a particular job because of the position they hold but flounder miserably when they change positions. You’ll see their flamboyance when they want to impress but wait and see them when they … Continue reading

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A people can will development into happening

South Sudan is still gripped in the euphoria of its newly acquired independence. It is as it should be, as the same was the case for her 53 African sister countries much earlier. Just like her people, the peoples of … Continue reading

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Democracy can only be found within us

I still cannot get over the pain of having listened to Rwandan refugees who opt for continued exile over obscure reasons like ‘lack of democracy’ in their abandoned country. I still have in mind the stories I heard on the … Continue reading

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