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Rwanda: Good PR? Yes, But We Don’t Sell Fire Extinguishers!

Rwanda: Good PR? Yes, But We Don’t Sell Fire Extinguishers!

I am intrigued every time I read somewhere that “Rwanda has a good image because of good PR.” A lot of that has been coming up lately, on social media…

Key CPC Session Highlights: Modernizing China’s System and Governance Capacity

Key CPC Session Highlights: Modernizing China’s System and Governance Capacity

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the fourth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party…

Rwanda: The Way We Were Then and The Way We Are Now

Rwanda: The Way We Were Then and The Way We Are Now

I’ve watched, fascinated, as Rwanda has forged itself a new identity over the past two and a half decades. I like to simplify the timeline; break it down into…

The Myth Of Unromantic, Unfriendly, Obedient, Secretive, Reserved Rwandan

The Myth Of Unromantic, Unfriendly, Obedient, Secretive, Reserved Rwandan

Stereotypes and clichés. They are quite interesting things. And we Rwandans have been saddled with more than our fair share of them, I tend to think. “Rwandans are secretive…

How Messrs. Trump and Johnson are Demystifying the West

How Messrs. Trump and Johnson are Demystifying the West

  What is this thing happening in the United States? Or this other (similar) thing that’s taking place in the United Kingdom!? For a long time we were told…

Stepp’d in Blood, A Book Review: If an Akazu Member Killed You, or Took Your Wife by Force…

Stepp’d in Blood, A Book Review: If an Akazu Member Killed You, or Took Your Wife by Force…

What would a woman do if a big government official braked his vehicle beside her as she walked, and he told her to get into the car, drove off, then…

Understanding Corporate Tax: Preparing for Tax Audits

Understanding Corporate Tax: Preparing for Tax Audits

Tax authorities have made the enforcement of tax compliance a top priority and this is evidenced by the established audit teams who ensure that they “collect their fair share.” Tax…

Tito Mboweni’s Tweets on Rwanda Amuse, They Also Teach A Lot

Tito Mboweni’s Tweets on Rwanda Amuse, They Also Teach A Lot

Of all the Twitter threads one may see, few will be more amusing than what results when South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni starts a conversation about Rwanda, or its…

Police Step In When Sorry Becomes the Hardest Word to Say

Police Step In When Sorry Becomes the Hardest Word to Say

An impromptu press briefing held in open air, turned out to be the straw that broke the camel’s back. Controversial American preacher Gregg Schoof found himself under arrest, as…

Transformation Over the Last 70 years is Miraculous, Says President Xi

Transformation Over the Last 70 years is Miraculous, Says President Xi

China celebrated the 70th National Day since the founding of the People’s Republic of China(PRC) on 1st October 1949 at Tian’anmen Square. The event was marked…

Letter from China: Hospitality at The Hospital

Letter from China: Hospitality at The Hospital

The medical team attending to my colleague. Looking on are People’s Daily officialsOn Saturday, September 21, the flight to Gui Yang from Beijing – three hours, to be…

Privilege Blinded Neil Edwards’ Experience in Rwanda

Privilege Blinded Neil Edwards’ Experience in Rwanda

  Early this week, a former American Peace Corps intern, Neil Edwards, published his musings on Rwanda on the Council on Foreign Relations’ blog with a title “Alongside real…