Marriage: How much should dowry cost?

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In Rwandan tradition, paying dowry was and is still a common practice which however has evolved over the years from just giving cows to money. Currently, there are misconceptions over...

Toastmasters comes to Kigali

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In today’s world, we are constantly faced with or will find ourselves in situations where we will be asked to give a speech, make a presentation, or just deliver a...

Former Miss Rwanda Akiwacu on her philanthropic work

She is a former beauty queen of Rwanda who was Miss Rwanda in 2014 but despite the hurdles during her reign that did not see her complete her projects, Colombe...

To my Dad, the invincible man

As a child, I believed that my Dad was invincible. He was healthy as a horse, he never complained about anything, and it seemed to me that he had an...

Safety first

Do you ever worry about your house going up in flames? I do, many times as I’m sure many homeowners and tenants do.

Ngarambe on fighting for children's rights through music

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June 16 marks the International Day of the African Child, a day celebrated to raise awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children, among...

How is Rwanda faring in the fight against child labour?

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While kids his age are at school, 12-year-old Kwizera braves the scotching heat from the sun to fetch water from a well 5 kilometres from his home. His feet are...

What's troubling Diamond Platnumz?

On Monday, Instagram was ablaze after a fight between Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan and her baby daddy, Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz, ensued.

Morgan Heritage, Vanessa Mdee and Diamond Platnumz expected in Kigali

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The entertainment industry is ‘on fire’. Over the last couple of years, Rwanda has hosted some of the biggest names in the industry, and it is only getting better.

Will Ingabire represent Rwanda at Miss Supranational?

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Habibah Ingabire didn’t take her loss during this year’s Miss Rwanda beauty pageant very well. Ingabire showed up with a team of supporters during the competition finale in February. However,...

Lupita Nyong'o in new project

A teaser trailer released during the recent NBA finals may be hinting at a new Lupita Nyong’o project! The brief teaser shows the Academy Award winning Mahershala Ali as a...

Urban Boys group on verge of splitting

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Word reaching our desk is that all is not well with music group, Urban Boys. Last year’s Primus Guma-Guma Super Star winners are rumoured to be heading for a bitter...

All set for AMAA gala night

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Preparations are in high gear for the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) gala night slated for June 24 in Kigali. The event will bring together outstanding African filmmakers, actors and...

Dusabimana's 7-year journey as gospel music producer

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Despite being relatively young, he is one of the longest serving and reputable producers in the gospel music industry. Camarade ‘Holy’ Dusabimana has served in the industry for more than...

‘Ikome’ group; taking music, poetry and dance to the next level

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'Ikome is a type of fire that is set up for cows at night when the weather is too cold. The ash from that fire prevents insects and other predators...

My music draws inspiration from the Bible, says US-based gospel singer Misigaro

US-based Rwandan gospel singer, songwriter, and worship leader Adrien Misigaro is one of the fast rising gospel artists who have taken the gospel music industry by storm with his consistent...

Sticking with what I know

I’m a creature of habit and I like to do certain things at certain times in a certain way and so it’s no surprise that I also like to use...

Disgruntled Single Female: Labels and how they enslave us

I know a carpenter. He is gifted at his craft. He makes exquisite things. He should be proud of himself. He isn’t. On the contrary, he is ashamed. He is...

Why being a tourist should be on your must do list

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You don’t have to wait for your pension pay cheque to afford a dream holiday or to travel around the world. Travelling for a holiday or as a tourist has...

Kigali Fashion Week will be a multi-million dollar brand in 2 years – Bunyeshuri

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John Munyeshuri is the brains behind the Kigali Fashion Week (KFW), a fashion and modelling brand that started seven years ago and brought a new face to the fashion industry....

Eugene Anangwe on job hopping and his love for TV

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Eugene Anangwe has cultivated a reputation for station-hopping, having had stints at most of the major broadcast houses in Kigali, both radio and TV. He has cultivated another parallel reputation...

Does God care more about trivial morals?

Europeans came to Africa and took silver, gold, and diamonds and in exchange, they gave us God. And we held onto him for dear life. Now Africa is the most...

Always seek a second opinion

Every now and then, horrific accounts of the terrible things some medical practitioners do to their patients make the news and to Nosocomephobes like myself who are terrified of disease,...

Who will win the Primus Guma Guma music competition?

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It is arguably the biggest event on the music calendar. The annual Primus Guma Guma music competition is back. Ten contestants have embarked on the journey that will end with...