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Young generation, “Claim your rightful place” at the high table

Today, like during this year’s Umunshyikirano, President Kagame spells the message out clearly, not as something new but for emphasis on the weight it carries for the future of this nation: “Ntakugenda buhoro; ntagucika intege; ntakwirara.” The message: if we … Continue reading

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Rwandan mountain summits daring mountaineers to conquer them!

There are humans living amongst us and looking every inch like us but who, interestingly, do not belong to our world; they are otherworldly. With your wits about you, can you voluntarily tempt death by plunging right into the belly … Continue reading

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Nothing is more golden than uniting to live and advance together

Seeing mature individuals being at peace only when they are sabre-rattling or spoiling for a fight never fails to astound. We may have accepted to swallow slurs wrought upon us by bullies of our youth who only gave us peace … Continue reading

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Where there is no rancour, a rabbit skin as a ‘blanket’ can host a multitude! (corrected version)

In Rwanda, there is a saying that goes: “Ahatari umwaga, uruhu rw’urukwavu/imbaragasa rwisasira batanu”. This, literally, can translate as “Where there is no rancour or hostility, a rabbit or even flea hide or skin can suffice as a ‘blanket’ to … Continue reading

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May we live to see more blood-kinships!

Many, especially in the youth, may’ve been taken by surprise when they heard President Paul Kagame confer Igihango upon some friends of Rwanda. Igihango? Either they’d never heard of it or, if they had, they thought it was an ancient … Continue reading

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What’s too costly when your very dignity is at stake?

When, in his opinion piece, a fellow columnist rattled off names of hangouts in this city, though he mentioned only a few in passing, I felt like an alien. I realised I’d need a tour guide if I wanted to … Continue reading

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Can our police achieve a crime rate of 0.3 per 100,000 people?

It’s unbearable grief when young lives are carelessly snuffed out at the hands of rogue drivers. Last weekend saw this kind of tragedy when seven students from Kampala International University, six of them Rwandan, perished in a road crash on … Continue reading

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