Society

Of apathy and bliss

Towards the end of my teens, I suddenly developed obsessive interest in the state of the world. I watched the news and saw the devastation that humans were causing to the planet and to each other and I was incensed. I sat in front of the television set only to hiss at the evildoers, and to be mad...

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 12:00am

Dear Graduate

In August Last year, the University of Rwanda graduated more than 8000 students from various disciplines. The stadium was filled with cheer and lots of bubbly graduates perhaps because the four year journey had come to an end. I was privileged to be a part of this hopeful group of graduates and I...

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 12:00am

Award winning Jazz artiste Somi on her career and musical plans

Somi, real name Laura Kabasomi Kakoma, is the 2018 NAACP Image Award winner for Outstanding Jazz Album. The Rwandan US- based jazz artiste and songwriter recently held an exclusive jazz performance in Kigali with her band as part of her East African tour. Sunday Magazine...

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 12:00am

An American's love story with the ‘land of a thousand hills’

He has visited Rwanda 25 times in the last decade, 23 of them in the past five years. This year alone, he plans to visit Rwanda five more times, having been here once already. He has donated a tractor, GPS gadgets to facilitate the use of satellite data in agriculture, paid tuition for students...

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 12:00am

Do you think the government should make cycling the main national sport since Rwanda has a competitive advantage?

Rwanda has shown great promise in international cycling. In the latest ranking by the International Cycling Union, Rwanda ranked third in Africa while Rwanda’s cyclist Joseph Areruya came in first place in individual ranking. Lydia Atieno finds out if Rwanda should take this as a cue to...

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 12:00am

Do you know the spiritual gift you own?

We are all gifted spiritually; you have one or more spiritual gifts, some you might know while others you might not have discovered them.  If you find it hard knowing your spiritual gift, ask God to guide you because we shall be accountable to God on how we used the gifts he gave us. A...

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 12:00am

What should one consider before quitting a job to start a business?

Quitting a full time job to start a business means foregoing the assurance and social security of a monthly income. It also means venturing into something that could either lead to financial freedom or to lack. Elizabeth Buhungiro asks: What are some of the things people should consider before...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 12:00am

What does life after death mean to Christians?

Take a moment and think about what would happen if you died now, would you go to heaven or hell, your actions on earth tell, but if your deeds have not been pleasing to God, how about you change and start living as though every day is your last minute on earth. For the bible talks about God...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 12:00am

Know when to check your radicalism at the door

Recently, my cousin caused shame to our family. (I always thought I would be the first to do that.) She went into a war of words with the village Mother’s Union group which had decided to sit her down and give unsolicited marriage advice a few hours to her Gusaba. She picked them apart using...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 12:00am

A case for feminism

I would like to start by apologizing to everyone that has lost their faith in feminism, women and men alike, I feel the same exact way right now. What was once a noble movement is slowly turning into a concealment and justification for personal agendas that have nothing to do with the initial...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 12:00am

Tusker Project Fame’s Mbabazi on redefining her music career

Tusker Project Fame created a good platform for Rwandan contestant Phiona Mbabazi when she was evicted in the first weeks of the show back in 2013. The exposure made it easy for her to connect to the music world when she returned, with music producers anticipating on what she had learned from the...

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 12:00am

I worry too much

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a “worrier” and I feel like the older I’ve gotten, the more cautious I’ve become to the point that I now consider many things life-threatening where most people probably don’t even think twice about doing the same. I...

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 12:00am

People will judge you anyway

It’s been three years since the last time I did anything remotely related to Statistics. My father knows this. And yet when he introduces me to his friends, he still says, “Meet my daughter, the Statistician.” He wouldn’t be caught dead telling people that I am a writer. He...

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 12:00am

WhatsApp: People you find in every group

WhatsApp has made life easy; people can instantly share photos, videos, their current location and contacts with a single touch. With the rise of WhatsApp groups, is it possible to not belong to any? If you are one of the more than one billion people on this social networking caravan, chances are...

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 12:00am

WORD HAS IT...

Safi cancels plan to join politics Many musicians around the world have quit music in favour of politics. We have seen musicians in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda joining politics. And in Rwanda, this happened last year when R&B singer Safi Madiba announced that he was planning to run for Member...

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Giving street kids a chance to regain their purity

The street was once her home. Her eyes tear up when she recalls that time of her life, and the struggles she is still trying to overcome. 16-year-old Uwamariya Musabyimana recalls how she often went to the streets when things got rough at home. They barely had what to eat; all her four siblings...

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Nyamitari plots a musical comeback

Gospel artiste, Patrick Nyamitari, who ‘strayed’ into secular music at some point, is plotting a comeback. The singer is currently in Nairobi, Kenya where he is working on a number of music projects. The Ur’Imana singer has a lot in store for his fans and is currently in Nairobi...

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Eric Roberts reflects on estrangement from Julia Roberts

The Roberts family’s drama isn’t limited to the big screen. Eric Roberts estrangement from Julia Roberts ended 14 years ago, and now, the 61-year-old actor is discussing their rift in detail in the new issue of Vanity Fair. Despite their 10-year age difference, the famous siblings were...

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Eric Roberts reflects on estrangement from Julia Roberts

The Roberts family’s drama isn’t limited to the big screen. Eric Roberts estrangement from Julia Roberts ended 14 years ago, and now, the 61-year-old actor is discussing their rift in detail in the new issue of Vanity Fair. Despite their 10-year age difference, the famous siblings were...

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Rabat: A city of great architecture, cuisine and music

Having been born and raised in Rwanda, I had always wondered why people in countries like Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt were called Africans yet they had a different skin colour to other Africans. This was until I recently discovered another image of Africa, the Arab Africa...

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 12:00am