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#NiWowe! #NiWowe! #NiWowe! (#KagameInauguration)

#NiWowe! #NiWowe! #NiWowe! (#KagameInauguration)

This year, 2017, has been a very special one for me, so far. So many wonderful things have happened. I got married! I’m expecting a baby! I voted for the first time in my life! And today, 18th August, I attended the Presidential Inauguration of my greatest hero: His Excellency President Paul Kagame! I arrived at Amahoro Stadium at 8:30AM. The crowd was hype, the excitement was electric! The stadium was packed! Music was playing from a stage below, people…

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Labour, (un)Employment, Millennials and National Security

Labour, (un)Employment, Millennials and National Security

Yesterday, Tuesday 25th October, Rwandans on Twitter (#RwOT) were up in arms about statements attributed to the Minister of Labour. This led to a wider discussion about unemployment statistics and the perceived failings of the Ministry of Labour. This morning I read a blog post about these topics (Rwanda needs work), which bolsters my suspicion that there seem to be certain misconceptions we have in this country about the roles of government ministries, specifically the role of the Labour Ministry….

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Future transport network in Rwanda

Future transport network in Rwanda

A Twitter conversation I had recently, regarding the traffic problem of Kigali’s increasingly congested roads, came to mind and I suddenly had a notion of what I want the near future of transport in Rwanda to look like. In the tweets I had posted, my focus was on drastically increasing traffic fines, reducing the number of vehicles allowed on these roads by implementing road space rationing based on rotating between RAA, RAB, RAC, RAD plates etc. Also the introduction of…

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The Huza Press Award Ceremony 2015

The Huza Press Award Ceremony 2015

The first Huza Press Award Ceremony for the 2015 Short Story Prize happened last Friday, 4th September. It was an amazing evening, and an impressively well put together event! My short story Nomansland had been shortlisted. Even though I missed out on the winning prize, as second runner up, I managed to get honourable mention. There was a tie and the Prize was split between Darla Rudakubana with her shorty story Of Fear and of Guilt, and Daniel Rafiki with…

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In response to Gatete’s Diaspora blog post

In response to Gatete’s Diaspora blog post

Yesterday, I read a blog post from a fellow Rwandan titled “Dear former Diaspora, don’t be so humble, you are not that famous….” It came across as a bit of an incoherent rant. The opinions expressed in his blog post are rather unfortunate. He equates the Rwandan diaspora with maids working in what is presumably the West, and with black American slaves freed to Liberia, then he goes on to make a number of assumptions about the lifestyles and means of Rwandans…

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