Friday was a big day in for Gasake (not real name). He graduated from Kigali’s School of Finance and Banking. During the party, he introduced his fiancée (expecting), thanked everyone and detailed the challenges he had endured to complete his studies. Gasake has a problem however: he has been unemployed for the last two years, and he is about to start a family.
The Rwanda National Police has just concluded its annual Police Week, an event where the force dedicates itself, in addition to its duty of keeping law and order, to lending a hand in solving some of the pertinent issues facing our country today.
President Kagame was beside himself with anger; anger at the fact that every time there are problems in the DR Congo (and that is all the time!) the blame is placed on Rwanda.
One of the most stressing moments in the life of salary earners, who depend almost entirely on their monthly pay, is to be unable to meet basic needs such as food, medical treatment and rent.
A fortnight is a long time in international affairs to use a tired cliché. In the last two weeks we have witnessed killers being let off for the flimsiest of reasons by the International Criminal Court. Callixte Mbarushimana top honcho of the FDLR, the infamously murderous and rapist outfit of former interahamwes, was let off due to ‘insufficient evidence’.
A man found a snake on the roadside, in a bad shape. It had been run over by a car. Overcome with compassion, the man took the snake home and nursed it to health. Then in a fit of kindness he decided to share the warmth of his bed with the snake. In the middle of the night, the snake bit him. “What have you done that for?” asked the man. “Honestly I don’t know, after all you have done for me, but I guess that is what snakes do” replied the snake.
Last week, members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) slapped the ruling party in Uganda on the face. The regional assembly members rejected the NRM party’s anointed lady for the coveted seat of speaker and voted another Uganda, Margaret Zziwa, for the rotational job.
During my days in secondary school, I fell in love with a subject called commerce. This was mainly because I found it easy to relate some principles of commerce with what I observed, as a child growing up in a rural setting.
Dave Jenkins says goodbye to Rwanda, and The Rwanda Focus.
A new study by researchers from Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health in the United States of America has revealed that a third of antimalarial drugs in South East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are counterfeit.