Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Knowledge Revolution is here – and it is a free-for-all!

When then-Vice-President-and-Minister-for-Defence Paul Kagame first mooted the topic of the power of information and computers, hardly anybody took him seriously. To boot, he followed that up with an offer of an army parcel of land for the construction of a … Continue reading

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Unfocused democracy never did anybody any good

In the wake of the groundswell of riots and lootings that shook London and other major English cities, I got to thinking. Maybe the self-appointed foreign experts that we so often disparage have something we don’t: compassion. It is heartless … Continue reading

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Exemplary leadership not a preserve of the West

John, an on-and-off friend that I’ve known since childhood, is known for his interesting anecdotes that can sometimes be exaggerated. So, when he told me about his conversation with a new acquaintance on a Rwandair flight bound for Kigali from … Continue reading

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Understanding the mission maniacs of this region

I remember my late younger brother expressing surprise at the behaviour of his friend, an avowed defender of the poor. We were in secondary school, a time when our young brains were yearning to find an ‘ideological home’. As we … Continue reading

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