A few weeks ago, my oldest daughter, Sophia graduated from Kigali International Community School (KICS). It was a moment of great satisfaction. As she walked across the stage to receive her diploma my mind was flooded with appreciation for all those who had invested in her education. The list was long. I blogged to try […]
What Kigali needs is a Relative-Free Zone (RFZ). It is a remarkably simple concept. Designate one square mile of Kigali in which one’s extended family cannot come and ask for money.
BBC: you got punked! OMG! It was a prank! I surely hope that your RNC friends filmed the whole exhumation prank, and post it on Youtube.
On Monday, 2 May 2011 I was almost as shocked as I was on 11 September 2001. I returned from my early morning run to find my family at our television watching Al Jazeera. The news was clear. Osama Bin Laden had been killed. I breathed a sigh of relief.
The most striking thing about the current trend towards a self-regulating media in Rwanda is how unprepared, at least currently, members of this country’s Fourth Estate are to do an even passably good job of the task.
In reading The Media and the Rwanda Genocide, I realized I had once read hate literature that seemed almost academic while in reality being pornographic. I remember, regret, and repent.
People born in 1986, when Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni took power after a bloody five-year guerrilla war have grown up, and many now have children of their own.
Prostitutes and religious conmen hear me well. I am not a loaf of bread. I am a husband. I am a father. I am a pastor. I am a runner. I notice that some choose to follow me. Some are seekers. Some are children. Some are prostitutes. Some are religious conmen.
In this period as we prepare to commemorate the 1994 Genocide think of the many small things that we daily take for granted; the mundane chores around the house; the quiet walk through the streets; the gatherings with friends during the weekend to watch a football match on TV; the trip to the market to buy groceries; the commute to work – small things that add up to a normal, peaceful daily life.
African opponents of military action against Muammar Gaddafi by Western nations have been voicing supposed outrage against the action. They average man on our streets is giving the usual half-thought-through reasons for his objections: “The Americans are only after Gaddafi’s oil”, they assert. “It is the usual imperialism of America and Europe; why is it that no one else is attacking Libya?” they object. On BBC African programs you will hear several assertions that “American bullies” are bombing yet another Arab country for its oil.