Monthly Archives: May 2013

Will Kikwete retract his statement?

They are here, amongst us, and they remember. Rwandans who were born in large families and now remain as the sole, miraculous survivors of the most dreadful genocide of this age. They are here, to be haunted by the cruel … Continue reading

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Rwanda Day, London 2013

Late Engineer George Coles must be turning in his place of repose, as we speak. Among his wildest imaginations, he never thought that his creation would readily surrender its soul to Rwanda. Yet that’s exactly what happened last Saturday 18th … Continue reading

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May Somalia, like Rwanda before it, find peace!

It may be too early to celebrate but Somalia seems to be at the threshold of finding peace at last. The conference hosted in London early this week, which saw the European Union make pledges that may go beyond $300m, … Continue reading

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Rwanda’s resolve to break the shackles of panyarring

If you happen to be Kiswahilophone, you might associate panyarring with panya (rat). Don’t! Else, students of African history – and some of us who are history! – will have a field day, laughing at you. Panyarring has nothing to … Continue reading

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