Politics

5 Star isn’t the building. It is the service

Alright alright! These hotels are marvelous; World class if I’ve seen one. We aren’t talking Monyonyo in Uganda, we are talking Burj Khalifa; everyone knows where that is. We are talking Michelangelo in Jo-burg. If I had been to Vegas, I would drop other hotel names, but you get my point. 300 Million Dollars, 20 Million Dollars, 5 Million Dollars, ...

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Traveling while Rwandan?

The world quickly becoming a risky place, I thought I’d share a few hints on how to cheat xenophobes and racists. This isn’t another ‘Traveling while black’ thing where people complain of past experiences, this is a plan on how to move and make moves. I haven’t necessarily traveled more than most but both here in Rwanda and while I ...

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Impamvu: Gusaba gusubizwa Agaciro!

Gatete Thierry Kevin Umunyarwanda Nyakubahwa Ministri w’Ubutabera, akaba n’Intumwa Nkuru ya Leta. Kigali Impamvu: Gusaba gusubizwa Agaciro, nitwa amazina y’abakurambere. Nyakubahwa, N’ubwo navutse ndimpunzi, nabaga mubambere mwishuri. Sinigeze nisuzugura, cyangwa numva ko abandi bansumba, n’ubwo nari mu gihugu cyabo. Ntibyanatinze ndataha iwacu mu Rwanda. Ntabwo nigeze mba umucakara, nkoronizwa, cyangwa mba umukristo w’iroma. Nibaza impamvu rero nahawe amazina y’abantu tudafitanye ...

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Happy 4th of July to our heroes

‘Hey you Rwandans…’, the shout broke through the night, at the depth of terrifying pitch darkness. Children were cold, on empty stomachs, their cries only competing with frogs: ‘they don’t want you in your country’, the threatening voice continued: ‘we don’t want you here either, so ask that swamp to swallow you’. Mothers toyed with the idea for a moment, ...

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I love you

I want to know how you feel, I want to feel your pain, so that together we can overcome it. I want to share my feelings with you too, I want to share my fears with you… I am interested in you, I have been closed to your world for so long, which I reckon has great stories and immense ...

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Peuple d’Afrique, nous savons qui vous êtes

‘‘Je respecte beaucoup le président Kagame, je l’admire pour ce qu’il fait pour le peuple Rwandais, j’espère pouvoir autant servir la Guinée.’’ Président Alpha Condé (au cours de la récente visite du Président Paul Kagame en Guinée). Pendant que j’écoutais le Président Condé, je n’ai pas pu m’empêcher de repenser au discours de son lointain prédécesseur Ahmed Sékou Touré rendant ...

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You come to Rwanda, But we already know who you are!

– I respect a lot President Kagame, I admire him for what he does for the Rwandan people, I hope to do the same for Guinea. – Alpha Code, President of Guinea As I heard Alpha Conde saying those words, during the last visit of President Paul Kagame to Guinea, I couldn’t help but reminisce on the speech of his ...

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The white hero.

They saw a dying man lost at sea, they rescued him, fed him, welcomed him as one of theirs, treated him, repaired his ship, and when he felt better they said to him: ‘Go on to your realm, tell your people that you found other humans; decent humans who live in lands of abundance, that there is plenty here for ...

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Muhammad Ali, The World’s Greatest!

He was Usain Bolt with a bigger mind, a bigger heart; Like a butterfly he floated to greater lights; No more Parkinson, no more pain, no more fights; He quit on all times high.   He left the ring undefeated, undisputed; He was the king of boxing, the world’s greatest; He was a philosopher, a writer, a fighter; He boxed ...

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