Homes and Gardening

Govt moves to bridge seeds gap

Rwanda should be able to fully provide own seeds for farming by 2020, according to the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB). To accomplish this, RAB will need to intensively replicate already developed improved seeds and speed up research to develop new varieties. The goal is to end the practice of...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:00am

Twahirwa: My passion for fashion was my breakthrough

Moses Twahirwa To get to the Moshions Fashion House, one has to endure a brief but stiff climb up a rugged gravel road past the ISCO Security headquarters in Gikondo. Past the branded black gate, the eyes immediately rest upon the impeccable white walls of the fashion house, a large patio and...

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 12:00am

To hell with Kigali buffets!

The last time I tried out a local buffet, there was no indagara, pinali and celery and sardines on the menu, while the ubugali of imyumbati came with its own issues. For those joining us from Anglophonia, indagara simply means “small fish that look like sardines but are smaller than...

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 12:00am

Ikinyomoro: A good daily drink

Tree tomatoes are known by many names – prunes de Japon, love fruits, tamarillo, and locally, ibinyomoro or itunda. Similarly there is a whole range of ways it can be consumed.  One can choose to consume the fruit by biting or cutting off its top, and sucking out the...

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 12:00am

Philly cheese steak

The first glance at this sandwich will make your stomach growl. And the very first bite will give you reason to keep your mouth active.  According to Mebs Kara, the general manager of Accord Hotel/OC Pizza Bar and Grill, the Philly cheese steak sandwich is not only a steak but also a sandwich...

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:00am

Blues Café: the meeting place

This coffee shop and fast food joint also boasts a public internet café, although they still maintain free Wi-Fi. However, when there is a large crowd, like during the lunch rush hour, the free wi-fi may go off, in which case you will have to make do with the internet café. They...

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 12:00am

Jamaal, the man with passion for cooking

Barely a year in operation, the Al-Mannu Fast Food outlet in Biryogo, Nyamirambo has curved out a niche as “a restaurant with nice stuff for everyday people”. The brains behind the establishment, Jamaal Jasir Murinzi is a man with passion for cooking, and an honest day’s work,...

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 12:00am

Asusa: Nyamirambo's special liver sauce

Nyamirambo is that bustling city suburb known for an innovative spirit and its warm urban delights.  Nyamirambo also happens to be a traditional Muslim settlement, a fact that comes to light immediately one ventures into any of the small eating establishments and tea houses dotted on its...

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 12:00am

Live band, nyama choma, ugali at Eldorado Hotel

Eldorado is just over two months old, and is located down the valley after the RDB and Tele10 complexes in Remera-Gishushu.  On our few recent visits, two things about the hotel immediately stood out: that it is Kenyan-owned, a fact that almost automatically meant we would encounter some of...

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 12:00am

Tech challenges of the future Web

Remember 10 years ago? We were all excited about the ability to simply sell products or have a viable business on a website. As we head into 2012, the complexity of today’s web is more challenging than we could have imagined. While it’s difficult to predict the future, there are several current...

Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 12:00am