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Shekinah Drama Team on positively impacting post-Genocide generation

Shekinah Drama Team has cemented its position on Rwanda’s gospel music scene and are not about to slow down. The outfit will be performing its new play dubbed Quest to the cure at Kigali Genocide Memorial on April 29 as part of the ongoing 24th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:53am

Global, local artistes to grace Mo Ibrahim concert on Sunday

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation will hold an invite-only concert at the Kigali Convention Centre on Sunday, April 29, featuring artistes such as Kenyan afro-pop band Sauti Sol and Senegalese singer/percussionist Youssou NDour. The concert will begin 6pm local time, and will be live streamed on the Mo...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:51am

Travel: Homestay vs hotel service

“People still go to hotels?” Somebody joked when the debate about accommodation when travelling came up among a group of friends. The debate was that in this era of endless options, hotels are taking a hit, with more travellers opting for homestay as opposed to good-old hotel service...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:34pm

WORD HAS IT...

Is The Ben venturing into real estate? Many people don’t believe that a local artiste can make ‘real’ money from their music — or survive solely on music— and that they may have to take on side businesses to keep the income steady. Which brings us to the subject of...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:46pm

Of two devils: Gender abuse at the height of ethnic discrimination

Fighting for women empowerment, in my opinion, boils down to fighting for dignity. When for all your worth, you are reduced to being just a woman, a tool for reproduction, sex, and to a larger subtle extent, an enslaved being that has to succumb to the demands of culture and society. This couldn...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 1:50pm

‘I Do’ – Charly na Nina and Bebe Cool

It is a collabo season between Rwandan musicians and their Ugandan counterparts. Local musical duo, Charly na Nina are the latest to walk down that road, following the release of their collabo –‘I Do.’ The groovy love song was produced at Power Records in Kampala, Uganda by...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:08am

Breast cancer victims on strengthening the fight against the disease

Four years ago, Charlotte Mukagatsinzi experienced changes that worried her. She fell sick regularly – which was unusual – and was always tired. Her worry turned to absolute fear when she discovered a lump in her breast. Something was wrong and so she went for tests. Imagine her...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:04pm

My mother has difficulty walking

Dear Doctor, My 56-year-old mother has trouble walking, she complains about pain in her hip from time-to-time but she refuses to get a walker or cane, or see a doctor. I worry about her. What could be the issues and how can I get her medical assistance? Maria ----- Dear Maria, It is possible...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:50pm

Tired of my boring marriage

Dear Counsellor, My marriage is not working. I have tried, but it is not working. My husband is dull. My parents gave us an all-expense paid overseas trip to try and spice up our marriage. There was brief improvement while we were overseas, but we are now back to square one. He is doing well at...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:45pm

KWEZI AND I: Of unexplainable tantrums

Children, as I have always said, have an interesting way of giving a unique perspective to many things without trying at all. Kwezi is at a point in her growth that most people call ‘sweet’. Out of seven days, I agree with them on that, at least for five of them, and for that, I am...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:34pm

Students want to learn more about Rwanda’s history

At their age (most of them under 15), these youngsters do not know much about the brutal events that started on the night of April 6, 1994 — the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that saw over one million innocent people mercilessly slaughtered. However, every year, like all Rwandans...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 2:22pm

FEATURED: Rwanda toward sustainable forestry resources management for national development and livelihoods enhancement

Forests in Rwanda continue to occupy a high-table position as a major resource providing multiple functions to the population’s livelihoods, supporting the equilibrium of the ecosystem and contributing to national socio-economic development. Forests currently cover 29.6 %( 10.3 % natural and...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:09am

Rwanda marks World Book Day

Rwanda on Monday marked World Book Day in an event held in Kicukiro District where Government, in partnership with different stakeholders brought children together to discover the pleasure of reading. Designated by UNESCO, World Book Day is an annual celebration of authors, illustrators, books and...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:21am

Rwanda — my motherland

I heard children cry, women scream and men weep. My country was no longer the land of 1000 green hills but that of 1000 red hills. It was no longer a country of beauty But one of sorrow. Full of hatred and suspicion, Full of blood flowing all over, Full of impunity and ignorance...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 1:47am

Think creatively and answer these riddles

1. I have lots of keys but I can’t open anything. What am I? 2. A is the father of B. But B is not the son of A. How’s that possible? 3. An electric train is moving north at 100mph and a wind is blowing to the west at 10mph. Which way does the smoke blow? 4. How can a man go eight...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 1:43am

Academic research; why it’s significant to students’ learning

Education experts comprising of senior officials from private and public universities from six EAC partner states; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, are meeting in Kigali to discuss the scarcity of researchers in regional varsities. The workshop seeks to devise ways of...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:55pm

Rethinking the role of teachers

The entire theory of teaching and the role of teachers are widely discussed concepts all over the world. Every week, many conferences on professionalism, development and teacher reform policies are held in various parts of the world. However, it is strange that many countries are not sure about...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:54pm

Real versus artificial

How intelligent are you? Artificial intelligence, of course with enormous help from the human brain, will be able to tell you. This ability to be spot on in measuring abstract things like intelligence, be it emotional or academic, is one of the awesome aspects of artificial intelligence that eases...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:39pm

Master that sound forever: When ‘c’ is pronounced as /s/ or /k/

By Kelly Rwamapera Letter “c” is pronounced differently in “certain” and “curtain”; “price” and “prickle”; “scent” and “scale” and many more. There are rules that dictate what sound is taken of the same letter...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:33pm

Extensive reading: Why is it important?

“My marks were worrying; at some point, I thought I was ‘slow’ because my friends scored highly yet I was always below the pass mark. I wasn’t the kind to sacrifice my sleep for books, but in Senior Five, I thought about reading on my own, I tried but it was all in vain...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:12pm