A few weeks ago, my friend and I decided to attend a church service in Remera. Since the sermon had already started, only a few people, including ushers, were outside. But we could sense that there was some cold, excited feeling among those outside by the stares they directed at my friend. To me, I was just another church-goer.
Ex-BBA housemate Kyle Duncan Kushabe from Uganda recently posted on his Facebook timeline: “Wedding Ring is the smallest handcuff ever. So think deep. Choose your prison mate carefully and sentence yourself wisely, to avoid a Prison Break.”
Rukundo Antoinne was born in Rwanda in 1992. At two years old, his parents sensed something catastrophic was about to happen in the country and fled to neighbouring Congo, where they lived for two years.
The culture of hostel style accommodation is steadily taking root in Kigali in particular, and by extension the country. And with it, gone are the days when hired accommodation was synonymous with high-end luxury and exorbitant bills.
As millions pray for Nelson Mandela, hospitalised for a week with a recurring lung infection, the race is under way to provide the definitive film version of his extraordinary life and times.
When most people think of African fashion, Los Angeles isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. Last October however, the Africa Fashion Week Los Angeles (AFWLA) team put together a compelling compilation of events that virtually brought Africa to Downtown Los Angeles.