Jazz Junction comes of age as it closes year on a high


THE last edition of Kigali Jazz Junction for 2017 last Friday proved that the monthly show has come of age.

Umuhoza on the inspiration behind her award winning medical research


24-year-old Alice Umuhoza, a medical student at University of Rwanda (UR), was awarded for her study on 'clinical care perspectives and knowledge on women cancers burden at the grassroots generation...

Entertainment reporter, Axelle Umutesi on her love for her job


Axelle Umutesi, is a radio presenter with Royal FM, a television host of K250 at Rwanda Television network and an events MC. She also loves travelling. Born and raised here...

Not for sale!

I need to listen to my gut more because every time I have a strong feeling that I shouldn’t do something and I go ahead and do it, it usually...

Let it rain

It’s interesting how some people among us prefer brown over green cover on the city’s landscape. I’m talking about those stubborn and weird folks who have openly expressed their unhappiness...

Sexism fuels gender-based violence

They were speaking in hushed tones but I could hear them because the walls were thin and because I was an avid eavesdropper. The Mothers’ Union group that met at...

Neza and Masamba thrill revelers at final edition of Jazz Junction


Jazz has arguably made name in Kigali going by the hundreds of revelers who turned up in numbers to experience the best of Jazz music Friday evening at this year’s...

CollectiveRw to showcase designs in Kenya


On Friday December 8, six Rwandan designers of CollectiveRW will be showcasing their designs at their first Nairobi pop-up at the Tribe Hotel, Nairobi.

Old is gold: Why folk music nostalgia is on the rise


Deo Munyakazi is a fast rising traditional music artiste. The 25-year-old is passionate and proud to be identified by this genre. His undying passion for the Inanga music instrument is...

Miss Rwanda 2018 preps on course


The search for Miss Rwanda 2018 is on. The search will be officially unveiled next week, and will kick off with registration, followed by auditions in January.

What's on this weekend?

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There’s always something going on in Kigali. Check out our guide for things to do this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.



Perhaps not many of you know that RnB singer Meddy has been in a secret relationship with an Ethiopian belle.

Fighting drug abuse through gospel music


WITH the continued increase in drug abuse, and other risky behaviors among the youth, Ambassadors of Christ gospel group has embarked on an extensive anti-drug abuse awareness campaign in schools.

Hallyday, Known as French Elvis, Dies at 74


President Emmanuel Macron announced his death in a statement early Wednesday, saying "he brought a part of America into our national pantheon." Macron's office said the president spoke with Hallyday's...

Former Miss Rwanda addresses global forum on peace


Drawing lessons from Rwanda, former Miss Rwanda, Jolly Mutesi made a strong case on the role of peace in development at a global forum organized by United Nations Educational, Scientific...

Neza, Massamba to spice up Jazz Junction finale

This Friday, the Kigali Jazz Junction calls it a wrap for the year 2017. And what better way to do this, than bring it home, with an all-Rwandan musical line-up?

When Belgian cuisine came to Kigali


For two nights, the Kigali Marriott Hotel’s Soko Restaurant was wrapped in Belgian culinary flavors, as the hotel treated patrons to the best in Belgian food.

Models with disability rock the catwalk


MODELS in wheelchairs and on clutches rocked the catwalk as they showcased the latest creations by local fashion designers on Sunday. The event, which started at 6pm was held at...

PHOTOS: Rwanda's Jay is Mr Africa International 2017


Rwanda’s top model Jean de Dieu Ntabanganyimana, best known as Jay Rwanda, is Mister Africa International 2017.

What you missed at Charly and Nina's show


It was arguably one of the most successful musical concerts staged by local artistes this year.

Bisoso’s journey to becoming one of Rwanda’s finest DJ and VJ


For fourteen years, DJ Bisoso, real names Hassan Sakubu has made a name in Rwanda’s entertainment industry as one of the oldest and finest DJs and lately, VJ. His journey...

KNC talks journalism, entrepreneurship and a musical comeback


Charles Kakooza Nkuriza (KNC) is a man of many hats. He is the founder and managing director of TV and radio 1, a journalist and entertainer. He had a chat...

We have a problem!

I hate to sound like a broken record, having just talked about the rampant sexual abuse and misconduct by people in positions of authority but I can’t help it.

Curfew scuffles

Curfew-Students who are on holiday share in my distress over the use of this word. I get very sad at the thought of having to leave everyone at a party...