Society

Afrofuturism in African settings

You’ve probably watched or heard about Black Panther; the movie that is not only raking in millions of dollars, but reimagines the black experience unburdened and untarnished by colonialism. The story is set in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda where we follow...

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 12:00am

Those who love you tell you the truth

I was seated in a banking hall on Wednesday afternoon and in walked two women. One of them had applied too much makeup and as a consequence, her face was pale. I considered biting my tongue because I wanted to believe that her companion had already told her. But not to take any chances, as I...

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 12:00am

Who are your people?

In Luke 8:20-21, Jesus is giving a sermon when he is told that his mother and brothers are outside, wanting to see him. He replies: “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.” As a child that was raised with violent reaction towards every form...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00am

Dress code: Does it matter what you wear to work?

On a Monday morning, he walks into office clad in a sleeveless shirt, distressed jeans and sneakers. His colleagues give him ‘the look’ but he doesn’t notice. He goes about his business, waiting for the morning meeting. His boss spots him and calls him to his office. “Good...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00am

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