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15 Nov
On Thursday, 28 October, 2021, Rwanda through the Rwanda Cultural Heritage Academy received a copy of Rwandan traditional sounds and songs recorded between the early 1950s to 2007. These archives were kept at the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA-Africa Museum) in Tervuren, Belgium. Three years earlier, in 2018, Belgium had made announcements which indicated…
30 Oct
Estonia is one of the three Baltic States in Europe comprising Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Estonia was founded or established in 1919 after the declaration of independence of Estonia on Saturday, February 23, 1918. Ambassador Ingrid Amer joined Estonia’s Foreign Service in 1995. According to the veteran diplomat’s profile, she…
27 Oct
On Tuesday 26th of October 2021, and on the margins of the second African Union European Union Ministerial Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, which had in attendance about five hundred delegates including at least sixty-eight foreign affairs ministers of African and European nations, a side event took place which saw the Republic of Rwanda and the…
20 Oct
First things first, writing about politics, its abracadabra, its luggage and attendant baggage, is not what I do (as one left that forte years ago.) And the primary reason for not writing about Nigerian, African or global politics is that as any noteworthy writer and strategic thinker who is worth his or her salt would…
30 Apr
Let me begin by stating that you would probably not read anything similar to this Rwanda-themed piece from a non-Rwandan in 2021. This piece which is the concluding part took almost two years to write. And within this epistle you are delving into, you would discover why it took almost two years (eighteen months) to…
4 Feb
The theme of this piece is Emilia Asim-Ita. So, I would go through several timelines with some memories. If anyone had informed me that the writer’s block which I had been experiencing from the third week in December 2020 till Friday, January 29, 2021 would be unblocked and blown to smithereens by the news of…
8 Dec 2020
On Wednesday, the 3rd of December 2020; Digital Africa (through its Executive Director; Ms Stephan Eloise-Gras) announced Mr Aphrodice Mutangana as Digital Africa’s Chief Operating Officer. He was the founder and previously the General Manager of Klab incubator in Kigali which has become a reference in Africa. Matangana has several years of experience on several…
19 Oct 2020
As with every concerned Nigerian, sleeping has not been the same since Friday, 9th of October, 2020. Why? Simply because, something profound took place in the land on Thursday, 8th of October, 2020. A shift if we’re to be honest with ourselves as Nigerians. And for the past nine days or more, the only entry…
2 Oct 2020
Ms Joanne Lomas is the British High Commissioner to Rwanda and non-resident Ambassador to Burundi. She was appointed in November 2017. Prior to this appointment, she previously served as the British High Commissioner to Namibia (September 2015 to November 2017). She has had previous postings in Geneva and Damascus and has a degree in Political…
17 Sep 2020
The Nigerian-American Mr Tony B. Adesina is operating in the green, eco-friendly space not in the Western Hemisphere but on the African Continent via Rwanda and with future plans to proselytise the green gospel to other parts of Africa. The US-trained serial entrepreneur who studied Industrial Engineering at Penn State University, and has an in-depth…
9 Sep 2020
I came across Selek Ubwimana’s paintings via Twitter on Thursday, July 16. 2020. What struck me about his unique style was the precise cum minutest of details in the paintings. Looking at the few pictures, he had online, any art collector and connoisseur would easily and readily deduce that he or she was staring at…
27 Aug 2020
The first time I encountered any volunteer of Nigeria’s Technical Aid Corps was at the arrival section of the Kigali International Airport in the month of August; Tuesday, 25th of August 2015 to be precise. I was chatting with a Nigerian lady who was with her infant son and when I discovered she spoke the…

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