Kwibuka23: Artistes join Rwandans to commemorate


Music does not only play a key role in soothing the hearts of the millions who were affected by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, but it also helps preserve...

Remembering musicians killed during the Genocide


The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi left the music industry in tatters. Many of the artistes who were Tutsi did not survive the killings. Indeed some of the most popular...

Kwibuka23: Uwamahoro’s appeal to world leaders


“Today I have the honor to speak for people who decided that their pain would not be in vain; a people who turned their hatred into sacred lessons for us...

Guma Guma contestants to visit Genocide memorial sites


Primus Guma Guma music competition contestants will today begin a tour of different memorial sites as part of Bralirwa’s activities to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Bralirwa are...

Kwetu screens Genocide movies, proceeds to go to elderly survivors


As the country continues to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, several Genocide related movies were screened at Kigali Serena Hotel on Sunday. People couldn’t hold back tears as...

Munyanshoza on why he chose to stick with commemoration music


In 1992, a teenage Dieudonne Munyanshoza joined Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) in the liberation struggle after he was suspected by local leaders of spying for the then rebel group.

How music helps Ntakirutimana cope with Genocide wounds


“Genocide commemoration period is like a black night to me, I don’t even want to talk much about this hell month,” explains Ntakirutimana Felicien in this interview a day before...

Schools learn from Hope Academy Rwanda’s 4th Annual Science Fair

Last week Hope Academy Rwanda, celebrated its 4th Annual Science Fair. The event was full of enlightenment on different academic projects, as students presented a number of scientific experiments.

The significance of taking the Holy Communion

During the last supper in Mathew 26:17-29, while Jesus was reclining at the table with his twelve disciples, he told them that “Truly I tell you, one of you will...

Thou shall not kill

When I first heard about the latest chemical attack in Syria, I told myself I would not look at the pictures or any footage and so I deliberately turned off...

Tracing the role of music in promoting reconciliation


In 2001, Rwandan folk musician Simon Bikindi was arrested and transferred to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). In December 2008, the tribunal convicted Bikindi of direct and public...

Kwetu Film to screen commemoration movies

Local movies that commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi are set for a special screening at the Kwetu Film Institute in Kigali. The screenings will take place today (Friday,...

Floriane Kaneza on the just concluded Mashariki African Film Festival


Floriane Kaneza is the Director of the Mashariki African Film Festival, whose third edition concluded in Kigali on March 31. The closing ceremony at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village...

Zen Oriental Restaurant: The ideal choice for oriental cuisine


Driving into Zen, one automatically gets the impression that the colonial behemoth of a house that greets you houses the Zen restaurant kitchen and dining facilities.

Red Rocks unveils plan to spur conservation through culture


Musanze-based Red Rocks ecotourism and cultural centre has released a line-up of annual activities to promote conservation and tourism for sustainable development. The Red Rocks Rwanda cultural initiative is a...

German veteran film director Schlondorff in town


Oscar award-winning German film director Volker Schlondorff is in town. He arrived in Kigali on Sunday and will facilitate a filmmaking master class at the Kwetu Film Institute in Kagugu...

Father of three wins Primus Babongere promotion car


Sunday was like any other day for Francois Nsabimana. He visited his local bar for a drink but after his sixth beer, he hit a jackpot. Under the crown of...

Teta Diana meets Stromae


Local musician Teta Diana is having a good stay in Belgium but her journey there got even better when she had the chance to meet Rwandan-born Belgian super star, Stromae.

Mashariki Film Festival awards best filmmakers


Six filmmakers walked away with different awards at the closing ceremony of the Mashariki African Film Festival in Kigali over the weekend.

Mayonde, Nyamitali shine at Jazz Junction show


Friday evening was a night of Jazz as sensational Mayonde Masya staged a memorable performance at Kigali Jazz Junction’s second Edition (Season III) held at Kigali Serena Hotel’s Auditorium.

Navio's Jameson show marred by low turn up


It was a long wait for revelers before they could catch a glimpse of Ugandan rapper Navio Kigozi at the Jameson Connects Rwanda activation on Fridaynight. The show attracted a...

PHOTOS: Spoken Word Rwanda celebrates womanhood


“Like A Woman,” was the theme for this month’s edition of Spoken Word Rwanda. Needless to say, it was put together to specially honor the ladies. It took place on...

Mutuyimana on the Rwandan film industry and her venture into feature movies


Ella Lilliane Mutuyimana together with other five Rwandan film directors chose to team up and venture into feature films and break away from the common Rwandan short films.

Bad parenting

Do you ever get the urge to lecture strangers or even people you know about their parenting skills? I do, many times even though I usually keep my opinions to...