Monthly Archives: February 2013

Rwandans, listen to your voice

When I met elderly Verediyana in Kigali’s Quartier Commercial (Commercial Estate – a pre-1994 nomenclature that actually refers to a small street) last Saturday, I could not believe my eyes when she told me who she was. You wouldn’t, either, … Continue reading

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Come Kenyan elections, may the best candidate win!

Rwandans who watched the Kenyan presidential debate last Monday must have marvelled at the breadth of the “political space” displayed on stage. Here was a line-up of eight presidential aspirants all vying for the sole post of president, where Rwanda … Continue reading

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True, Africans need to own and tell their story

Things might be starting to look up for this English daily, The New Times. There was a time you saw it only to throw a hasty glance at the headlines and that was it. Then you’d turn to other newspapers … Continue reading

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Happy Heroes’ Day!

Friday 1st February 2013 If you did not witness them, you’ve heard or read about them: ordinary men and women who risked limb and life to save neighbours and non-neighbours in peril. Or who firmly and unselfishly challenged evil. In … Continue reading

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