Author Archives: Butamire

Tread cautiously, critics; Rwanda is a whiff of many surprises

Pray, why is everybody (self not excluded!) fretting over this flood of criticism from the Western organisations, hurled at the behest of their governments, of course? Haven’t we always been with them, especially when we have had an important engagement … Continue reading

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Rights defending tricksters in the grip of a malingering electoral fever

They are back, guns blazing, those champion rights-abuser busters! Those fellows that never tire in their fight for the defence of our rights, whenever a big event is here! Only, poor fellows, they never seem to ever get right that … Continue reading

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Presidential campaigns: which candidate carries the message that matches our pace?

A story goes that a young man recently got a photo of what’s dubbed Kigali’s budding financial district, Car Free Zone area, and asked his elderly relative to see what Kigali looks like today. On taking one look, the woman … Continue reading

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Presidential hopefuls, who is up to the task of safeguarding Agaciro?

As a Rwandan, especially presidential aspirant, or friend of Rwanda, have you all taken time to think deeply about this word Agaciro? What’s this hullabaloo many are making around Agaciro, the Rwandan word that means their dignity and more? As … Continue reading

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Our army is our kith and kin, not dogs of war

There is a saying in Kinyarwanda that goes: ukize inkuba arayiganira (loosely, when you have a brush with death, you’ll never tire in telling the story). And with the life-threatening experiences each of us has undergone in this region at … Continue reading

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Tribute to the heroines of these highlands

I remember a fellow columnist musing in these pages that if she were not married, she’d consider marrying Rwanda. Well, ma’am, I have good news for you. Even in your happy matrimonial state, you’d not raise your loving husband’s hackles, … Continue reading

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Why do some governments prefer to pit their security forces against the citizenry?

I don’t know about you but, personally, I found the cartoon that was running in this paper some time ago interesting. A family stands in the doorway of their house late in the night, kid crouching between father’s hairy legs … Continue reading

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