Kigali Portal: Connecting Rwanda to the world

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“What’s happening over there?” patrons asked one after the other while gesturing towards a small dimly lit dark room adjacent to the main event floor. People furiously dashed in and...

Using art to fight HIV stigma

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Judith Kaine is the founder and Creative Director of Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga (To Create, To See, To Learn), a public-art project that uses visual and street arts to highlight social...

Hard work doesn't guarantee high pay

May 1st is International Labour Day or Workers’ Day as some call it and it is widely celebrated across the world although frankly, there’s little to celebrate.

Broke? Here's how to survive

Being broke is a bitter fact of adult life. To be broke is to be without money, to be penniless and, like we all know; no money, no life.

This thing called dowry

We recently got our first sister-in-law and I love her to death. Okay not to death because I don’t think I would willingly leave this world without having found a...

Are you hooked? How social media is affecting our lives

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When television personality Ken Eugene Anangwe started reading news at Contact FM in 2008, he knew that he was making a difference and playing his part in contributing to the...

21 QUESTIONS: I’m not as talkative as I am on TV or radio...

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Her voice is popular on morning radio shows; her face has been spotted many times on stage and even in night clubs. She is a deejay, emcee, dancer, actress, radio...

DEBATE: Does social media affect people's lives?

When Mark Zuckerberg and his friends sat in their dorm at Harvard University and came up with Facebook, I don’t think that they had any idea how big their innovation...

Bahizi lives and breathes the Intore dance

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Aimable Bahizi has been an ardent student and fanatic of the Intore national dance of Rwanda for nearly all the 38 years of his existence.

The Netherlands will never be used as safe haven for genocide perpetrators, says Dutch envoy

Frederique De Man is the ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kigali, Rwanda since July last year and has been a diplomat for 32 years before she came...

Do you have a will?

One of America’s most famous musicians, Prince, died last week and according to news reports, he didn’t leave a will. His sister confirmed the reports and it will now be...

A guided tour of Kigali

When foreigners come to Rwanda, they get into this habit of compiling and then recommending fun and memorable things to do while in Kigali:

I discovered the problem

I finally realized why my past relationships didn’t work out. And no, it’s not because I lack “the techniques you can use to make your man stay.” The techniques suggested...

The underbelly of bachelor parties

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In January, Richard Kagabo hatched a plan together with a group of friends to organise a bachelor party for a friend they have known since high school.

21 QUESTIONS: If Riderman had 24 hours to live...

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When he’s not making mega hits, he’s probably on promotional tours or grooming upcoming artistes under Ibisumuzi Studio Records. Emery Gatsinzi aka Riderman, also known as the “Godfather” of Rwandan...

DEBATE: Has marriage become an outdated institution?

As someone who hasn’t so much as sniffed the scent of marital life, it is safe to say that I am yet to understand the institution.