Society

Legit ways to make money online

Technology’s ever-pervading permeation into every last fibre and morsel of society has caused a dramatic upheaval in the way we live, work and entertain ourselves. Thanks to the disruptive nature of the internet, the rate of change has only increased exponentially in recent years. Yet, with...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00am

WORD HAS IT...

The Ben to sign Luc Belaire deal US-based Rwandan musician The Ben has enjoyed a fruitful career. Great things have happened for the artiste including sealing deals with telecom companies and staging mega concerts. And it looks like the artiste is still on the road of success. We are told that...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00am

KWEZI AND I...African then and now

Nasra and Kwezi Last weekend, Kwezi came rushing by my bedside waving her swimming costume and talking very fast. From what I could make of her conversation, she wanted me to get out of bed and take her swimming. It really didn’t matter that it was at 7.30 am in the morning and all I wanted...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:00am

Meet Jackie Lumbasi: Rwanda’s newest radio presenter

At the beginning of this month, Twitter was awash with a huge welcome from Rwandans for the new English show dubbed Kigali in the Morning, hosted by Arnold Kwizera and former Capital FM presenter Jackie Lumbasi. Unlike Kwizera, who’s been in the Rwandan media for a while now, Lumbasi is quite new...

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 12:00am

Cynthia Butare on her journey into filmmaking

Cynthia Butare’s passionate interest in media production led her to studying and graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media and Communications and an MA in Documentary Practice. Her first documentary ‘Kickin It with the Kinks’ which tackles the love and hate...

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 12:00am

What women really want

I’ll cut to the chase since we’re often accused of beating about the bush and not speaking up for ourselves, so here goes. Equal pay for equal work. It’s very simple. If we’re doing the same job, it’s only fair that we earn as much as our male colleagues. That’s...

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 12:00am

My quarrel with the new breed of believers

The God of unearned wealth. The God of undeserved employment opportunities. The Genie God who gives you anything if you rub him the right way by parting with some of your income. He will give you a spouse, a house, children, favour, vengeance if you believe. That’s the God that is being sold...

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 12:00am

When churches turn into temples of greed

On a Wednesday morning, we set out for a church service at a local house of worship in Masoro, a Kigali suburb. We sat patiently and waited for the miracles that the church is well-known for. Thirty minutes into the service, worshippers were called to queue for offertory. The belief among...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00am

Meghan Markle officially baptised in private ceremony

Meghan Markle is confirmed in the Church of England. According to The Daily Mail, Prince Harry’s future wife was baptised in a private, 45-minute ceremony held on Tuesday evening. The service, which was presided over by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, took place inside a chapel on the...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00am

POET'S CORNER: I KNOW IT HURTS

I want to take a stride With my own feet towards success But my corrupt mouth does not want to speak What I deem and how I feel deep inside me I don’t know if its fear or ignorance. My spiritual eyes encourage me to explore And engross the magic hidden in the world of thoughts But my...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00am

P-Fla to reunite with family

After a stint in jail and rehabilitation over drug abuse, local rapper P Fla is a reformed man. The 33-year-old has had a reflection on life especially about his tainted relationship with her family. Sources tell us that P Fla is now working towards reuniting with his family, especially his mum....

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00am

Teri Hatcher wants a desperate housewives revival

Teri Hatcher is ready for a Desperate Housewives revival, but she doesn’t know if it will ever actually happen. The actress, who played Susan on the ABC series, appeared on ITV’s Loose Women on Wednesday and talked to the co-hosts about the TV series and whether there’s a...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00am

What's on this weekend?

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There’s always something going on in Kigali. Check out our guide for things to do this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Silent Disco Wind down the week’s stress at the Silent Disco that will have six DJs, including two from Uganda, playing...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00am

Unique local outfits at C&H fashion show

Chinese-owned C&H garment factory is proving to be one of the leading textile factories in Rwanda, if the impressive outfits showcased at its fashion show held on Wednesday at the Institute Polytechnic Regional Centre (IPRC) Kigali are anything to go by. A variety of unique clothes made in...

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 12:00am

What are some of the good practices in Rwanda that could be replicated in other countries?

People who visit Rwanda are instantly impressed by how clean and well-organised  it is. However, the country has very many impressive practices and attributes from which other countries could stand to learn. Lydia Atieno asks: What are some of the good practices in Rwanda that could be...

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 12:00am

How to overcome envy and jealousy

If you are the kind of person that feels unhappy when others have acquired what you don’t have, that is a sign of jealousy and envy. God never blesses a jealous heart because it only thinks about itself and no other. Jealousy refers to the thoughts or feelings of insecurity, fear, concern,...

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 12:00am

Ban on Second hand clothing: A good thing or a bad thing?

In 2016, the East African heads of State agreed to implement a ban on second clothing items in an effort to boost growth in the textile and leather industries within member states. This would be done by progressively increasing the tax on the second hand apparel imported until they are too...

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 12:00am

Tumusabe: Rwanda's only female comedian wants women to join the industry

Her passion for comedy and immense admiration for renowned Ugandan comedian Ann Kansiime pushed her into the industry. 23 year- old Nakato Phrister Tumusabe has defied odds by joining the male-dominated comedy industry. So far, the only female comedian, Tumusabe hopes to take her career to...

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 12:00am

What can't you do without?

It’s Lent and while I’m not exactly observing it, I’m taking this time to cut back on certain things and in a month or so, I hope my life will be better, even just a little bit. Since most people fast during this period, I think I’ll give it a go too and by that, I don...

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 12:00am

24 year-old Nsanzu and his love for the super-bike

Many people wonder what it is like to ride on a monster bike that does not look like they guarantee safety. The feeling is something that can’t be explained until you have actually experienced it. With a deafening throttling sound of a super bike, a young rider is simultaneously accelerating...

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 12:00am