Society

Tattoo: Art or self-destruction?

Lisa Mutoni got her first tattoo on her right leg when she was 19 years old because it was fashionable, however, she also liked the idea of added colour to her light skin complexion. The experience, she says, wasn’t as scary as she’d thought, or been told. And this heightened her...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 9:53am

The power of giving

In my line of work, it is not unusual to be called to the reception to meet a stranger. These strangers come in all shapes and forms, with all manner of stories and at times with different motives. Over the years, some of the stories I have listened to have surprised me, others have shocked me, and...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:50pm

Kevin Spacey investigated for three more sexual assault allegations in London

Scotland Yard is investigating three new sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey, police relayed to Variety. London’s Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the allegations of sexual assault to E! News, but did not identify Spacey as the man accused. According to authorities, an...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:47pm

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith don’t call themselves “married”

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith celebrated 20 years of marriage in December 2017, but it’s not something they think about often. In fact, in an interview on TIDAL’s Rap Radar podcast, the 49-year-old actor explained why the labels “husband” and “wife” mean...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:35pm

Former Miss Rwanda Akiwacu to launch charity gala in Paris

Before the end of her reign, Miss Rwanda 2014, Colombe Akiwacu, embarked on a project that would see the construction of two houses in 2015 for widowed survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. But she was unable to complete them due to financial constraints. Akiwacu, in partnership...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:32pm

Are used items worth buying?

At the beginning of 2017, Eva Ingabire, had so many items that she felt she needed to declutter. Rather than tossing old clothes, furniture and electronics, she decided to try to sell them. “I realized I had so many things that I didn’t need. I was relying on temporary jobs and...

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 2:00am

21 year-old Mudenge on the inspiration behind her new grocery online platform

21 year- old Roxanne Mudenge Arakaza is the founder of Samples Rw, an online grocery delivery service in Rwanda that she launched last month. Her dream is to make the world a better place by creating solutions to people’s needs. The second year Business management student at University of...

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:50am

He can Rap if he wants to!

A priest in Kenya has been suspended for a year because he happened to rap to members of his Congregation, something the Bishops in his Diocese believe is not in line with Church Doctrine. With all due respect, this Church and others who feel the same need to get with the times. I’ve...

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:46am

The failure of statehood in a global world

We wake up to news every day, every month about yet another refugees and migrants’ crisis. The U.S has upheld a travel ban for many majority Muslim countries, the Algerian government is expelling sub-Saharan migrants and refugees, mostly coming from Mali, Cameroon and Nigeria, and abandoning...

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:43am

Stern belief in faith healing is reckless

On the sixth day, God creates human beings. He gives them brainpower to make sound decisions for their survival and the survival of their offspring. Several millenniums later, in the age of knowledge and several technological advancements, a friend’s wife; an educated woman gets pregnant but...

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:38am

What lessons can youth learn from Rwanda’s Liberators

On July 4 1994, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) brought an end the devastation caused by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.  The liberators were mostly very young people who were determined to make enormous sacrifices for the unity and the development of the nation. Sunday Magazine’...

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:34am

 I cannot wait to perform in Kigali- SA music legend Ringo

South African musician, Ringo Madlingozi, arrived in Kigali on Wednesday, promising a grand performance when he headlines the highly-anticipated Kigali Jazz Junction’s three-year anniversary concert at Camp Kigali, today, June 29. The “Sondela” hitmaker was accompanied by...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 8:40am

Are you living beyond your means?

Adocumentaryunveiled the life about Congo Dandies, men in Congo Brazzaville who are living in poverty but want to spend like millionaires. ‘Sapeurs’ as they call themselves, are members of the ‘La Sape’ movement (The Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People) who spend...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:12pm

Be good, do good, it finds its way back to you

I have always said and continue to believe that the world is full of good people. Unfortunately, due to various stereotypes, we find it hard to give each other a chance to be and do good. For instance, I have met people who claim to hate someone else yet they barely know them. I have also met...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:47pm

Johansson denies ‘demeaning’ claim she ‘auditioned’ to date Cruise

Not so fast. Scarlett Johansson shot down a claim that she was being considered to date Tom Cruise following his split from Nicole Kidman. “The very idea of any person auditioning to be in a relationship is so demeaning,” the Avengers actress, 33, said in a statement to The...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:40pm

WORD HAS IT...

Was Fireman wrongly accused? Local rapper Fireman was released after spending nearly 20 days at Kabuga Transit Centre. The member of the struggling Tuff Gang music group was reportedly taken to the centre for allegedly selling and using illegal drugs. However, after spending a few days at...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:10pm

Are wedding ceremonies in Rwanda exaggerated?

Marriage is considered the most basic social institution in Rwanda. However, while weddings mark the beginning of the journey to marital bliss and lifelong companionship, some argue that the numerous wedding ceremonies celebrated in Rwanda could be just a waste of time and resources. Rwandan...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 2:54pm

‘The faces we lost’ screened in Kigali

For ten years, filmmaker and professor, Dr Piotr Cieplak, has been coming to Rwanda to research and make films in Rwanda since 2008 and has written extensively about image-based representation of the 1994 genocide. He has attended quite a number of genocide commemoration events but one of his most...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:58am

Public pools? No thanks!

In one of the latest racist incidents to go viral, a white man was caught on camera asking a black woman whether her young daughter had showered before using the hotel pool where both were guests! They were the only people of a different race at the hotel at the time and the only ones he asked,...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:52am

How to know that he is a slacker

Having been on the dating scene for quite a while, I am now eagle-eyed about people’s character. And it is with great sadness that I am here to let you know that there is an increasing number of slackers out there. And no matter how smart you are, you are very likely to fall prey to a...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:50am