Umuhoza on the inspiration behind her award winning medical research

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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

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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...

Miss Rwanda 2018 preps on course

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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.

WORD HAS IT...

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

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

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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

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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...

Who determines what’s acceptable?

"I like her but you’re the one who’s going to live with her. My opinion shouldn’t matter." That’s what my mother said to my elder brother when he lightheartedly asked...

Are customary marriage rituals on verge of extinction?

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It is a beautiful day as Lucky Nzeyimana and Divine Murekatete say their vows and officially get married. However, for Nzeyimana, the build up to this day was not the...

WORD HAS IT...

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While we are enjoying every single moment of what has been going around this week, there was another side of the story.

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.

Ryan Phillippe responds to assault allegations: "The claims are false"

Ryan Phillippe has responded to Elsie Hewitt’s assault lawsuit, calling the accusations “utterly false” and an “unjustified attempt to extort money from Phillippe, and to gain publicity for herself and...

Mwezi Huriro on life as the youngest Rwandan pilot

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Early this month, Jean Vladmir Mwezi Huriro set a record as the youngest Rwandan to be licensed to fly Boeing planes. He was licensed to fly Boeing 737-800NG after completing...

Thankful for my friends

I happen to have some very good friends and today, I would like them to know that I’m so grateful to have them in my life. I have known some...

Can married people follow their dreams?

He wants to quit his job. He wants to quit his job because, he says, he has finally found his heart’s desire; to mentor the youth. He feels very strongly...

Shisha smoking: Why is it on the rise?

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Shisha is the new chill out fad in town. If you have been to a trendy pub or bar or nightclub or party in Kigali of late, you probably have...

WORD HAS IT...

It looks like drama has taken up permanent residence at the Safi/Niyonizera camp. Since the couple’s wedding, the two have barely had time to do what newlyweds do - bask...

KWEZI AND I...The matter of imitation

I think it is natural for any parent to feel that they would exchange places with their child in times of sickness and pain. Kwezi has been unwell. The changes...

Sengazi on how he joined comedy

Michael Sengazi is a comedian with the comedy knight crew that he joined in 2010. Sengazi, who is half Rwandan and half Burundian, began as a poet, performing artist until...

Would you shoplift?

Have you ever shoplifted? Do you get the urge to shoplift? If your answer to the latter is yes, what kind of items are you tempted to steal?