Regional culinary competition comes to Kigali

Regional culinary competition, Gorilla Highlands Silverchef, competition will for the first time take place in Kigali, on Saturday April 28, at the Kigali Marriott Hotel, bringing together 16 chefs from Rwanda, Uganda and Congo, Tourism, conservation, media and development professionals from the...

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 12:33 AM

Philanthropist Ruzindana on helping street children reach their full potential

In 2008, Egide Ruzindana got ‘a vision from God’ — as he calls it — to reach out to homeless children and get them off the streets. Not sure how to go about it, he approached a couple of street kids, hoping to understand them better, and the circumstances that led to their...

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 12:25 AM

Poetry changed my perspective on life, says Ashiimwe

Ange Theonastine Ashimwe is a young poet who uses her skills to preach unity and reconciliation. She is a high school student at Cyabingo Secondary School in Gakenke District, Northern Province. She describes herself as an ambitious girl who wants to use poetry as a platform to influence and...

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11:36 PM

Guma-Guma contestants to visit Rwamagana Genocide survivors

Like they do every year before starting the competition, Primus Guma-Guma Super Star contestants will get involved in a series of humanitarian work and also participate in activities to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. On April 20, the PGGSS season 8 contestants will visit Genocide...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 10:31 PM

Rwandan actress stars in Nollywood

Rwanda’s screen diva Denise Gakire is starring in a movie, ‘Fugitive United States of Africa’, alongside one of the most prominent Nollywood actors Daniel K Daniel. Daniel is best known as Bossman, in a Nigerian war thriller “A Soldier’s Story.” The film, which...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10:17 PM

Local filmmaker nominated for movie awards

Jean Baptiste Nyabyenda’s film ‘Blind teacher Kabarebe’ has been nominated for this year’s Vues d’Afrique film festival. The Rwandan filmmaker is currently in Montreal, Canada, where he is attending the festival. His five-minute documentary tells a heartbreaking story...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 11:47 AM

24 years later: A survivor’s harrowing account

Serge Rwigamba was 14 years old when the gruesome 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi started. He recalls the events that happened during that period and what led to it. He says that years before the actual events of April 1994 started, he had personally experienced cases of discrimination....

Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:00 AM

Senderi releases Genocide commemoration song

Local artiste Eric Senderi last week released a new song, ‘Amateka Yacu’, in honour of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The song is the 47th on the list of commemoration songs that the Kirehe District-born singer has released over the years. He says that remembering the...

Monday, April 9, 2018, 11:31 PM

‘Our Past’: Youth seek to connect with Rwanda’s history

In 2012 several youths under their ‘Sick City Entertainment Group’, came together to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi through creative and innovative artworks. For the youth in Kigali, it was through drama as they staged the first edition of their...

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 12:00 AM

Karambizi on why she wants to write more African stories

Natacha Karambizi is a student in the US and the author of “Mahoro”, a book about a little girl’s search for peace, which was released in August last year. The book also highlights the life that hundreds of children in Rwanda went through as a result of the relentless and...

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 12:00 AM

Kwetu Film Institute to screen Genocide movies

As Rwandans mark the 24th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi, starting today, Kwetu Film Institute will be screening Genocide-related movies, it has said. The movies will be screened from April 9-14 at the Kigali Serena Hotel, starting 6:30p.m. After each screening, there will be a...

Friday, April 6, 2018, 10:32 PM

When young parenthood becomes a daunting experience

A typical day for a university student involves going to class, hanging out with friends and utilising their free time to have some fun. But not for 21-year-old Priscila Nireere, every day is unpredictable, and there is no such thing as ‘free’ time. Nireere is a mother of a two-year-...

Friday, April 6, 2018, 12:00 AM

Easter holiday events you can’t afford to miss!

Easter is here. Many of you will have a day off on Good Friday, tomorrow, the first day of a four-day long Easter holiday. Those looking for a place to have a good time need look no further as we have you covered with an array of events happening around Kigali and elsewhere in the country during...

Friday, April 6, 2018, 12:00 AM

Charly na Nina, Makanyaga gear up for European tour

Music enthusiasts in Europe will be treated to a series of concerts by Rwanda’s duo Charly na Nina, as well as oldies music icon Abdul Makanyaga, next month. Their first concert is scheduled for May 5 in Belgium, where they will perform alongside DJ Princess Flor, a Rwandan DJ based in...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 11:39 AM

Despite downpour, thousands attend Sinach, Bizimana Easter concert

Revelers braved a heavy downpour on Easter Sunday at Amahoro National Stadium parking lot, in Remera, to watch their favourite gospel musicians do what they do best. The concert, that was organised by renowned local gospel artiste Patient Bizimana, attracted a mammoth crowd that danced throughout...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 12:00 AM

Chef Sindayigaya shares his 9-year journey in the culinary business

Ramadhan Sindayigaya, is the sous chef at Cucina Restaurant at the Kigali Marriott Hotel. Clad in his white chef’s uniform, Sindayigaya, mostly referred to as Chef Rama by his colleagues, is tall and appears calm and friendly.  Second in command in the kitchen, after the executive chef...

Sunday, April 1, 2018, 12:00 AM

Panther on her passion for art and music

Barbara Panther Mutumwinka is a Rwandan singer, songwriter, music composer and performer living in Berlin, Germany. She was raised in Brussels where she attended arts school and has for a long time been traveling around Europe doing contemporary dance. She had a chat with Sunday Magazine’s...

Sunday, April 1, 2018, 12:00 AM

I was a tomboy before I became a model – Sissi

As a child, Laetitia Uwera’s dream was far from modelling. Her mother being a nurse, inspired her to be a doctor and she was doing mathematics, physics and chemistry in high school when she ended up into modelling.   Today, Uwera, known to many as Sissi Ngamije, has embraced modelling...

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 12:42 AM

Easter holiday events you can’t afford to miss!

Easter is here. Many of you will have a day off on Good Friday, tomorrow, the first day of a four-day long Easter holiday. Those looking for a place to have a good time need look no further as we have you covered with an array of events happening around Kigali and elsewhere in the country during...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 11:20 PM

How Rwandan women in science are empowering girls

Last week, Rwanda Association of Women in Science and Engineering (RAWISE) was officially launched. RAWISE was first established in December 2015 by a group of Rwandan female engineers and scientists with the view to help encourage more Rwandan women to pick interest in and join science and...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 11:09 PM