Third termism in Rwanda: should Rwanda change the constitution?

RWANDA- A debate on whether Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame should get himself a third term in 2017 after his final term in office expires or not has grown in number and vehemence in the recent months. The country’s parliament has launched a process that could finally end the debate on…

Ignatius Ssuuna

Ignatius Ssuuna is an investigative journalist based in Rwanda.

Rwanda and DRC launch new round of security talks

Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have launched a new round of security talks. Both countries have described the decision as “a new chapter” in their relations. In a joint statement with the Rwanda’s Defence minister James Kabarebe and his visiting Congolese counterpart Aimé Lusa-Diese Ngoi-Mukena they said…

UN commends Rwandan peacekeepers in CAR

Stephen Feller, the Police Adviser at the UN Department of Peacekeeping Missions celebrated the Rwandan peacekeepers who work in the Central African Republic (CAR) for their commitment to bring peace and stability to the country as well as their professionalism, reported The New Times. Feller congratulated the Rwandan peacekeepers during…

Rwanda and UK sign agreement to support education

The United Kingdom and Rwanda signed a financing agreement yesterday worth £30.5m aimed at supporting basic education programmes. The grant will last for four-years and will be directed the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and is predicted to improve the Ministry of Education’s Learning-For-All programme, reported The New Times….

Is English the working language of Africa?

English is largely taking hold in Africa. While British colonizers were only a single player in Europe’s scramble for the continent in the 1880s, English is on its way to become one of the major, if not the major, languages spoken in the region. The vestiges of other European languages…

Gunmen kill ally of Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza

Yesterday, gunmen wearing military uniforms shot and killed a former Burundian security chief and close aid of Burundi’s President, Pierre Nkurunziza. The General, Adolphe Nshimirimana, who was in charge of Nkurunziza’s personal security was killed in a car along with three body guards. Four attackers in military clothing sprayed the…

Solving Africa’s democratic Conundrum

They sat around four wobbly, wooden tables. Around them old books, their pages yellow with age, were scattered throughout the room, some piles stacked two feet high. Two of them glanced over students’ essays, one peered through his thin-framed glasses into a computer screen, and the other flipped through an…

Christina Goldbaum

Christina Goldbaum is a freelance writer and video journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.