Things I wish science would fix

Water is life, but many times, it also takes life. You must be familiar with all the recent grim weather reports, from mudslides in Sierra Leone and Uganda that have...

All about pro boxing

The first thing I know without a doubt about pro boxing is that it has the best commentators of all sports you will ever think of.

Be kind to yourself

We are told to be kind; to give and to sacrifice, to sympathize and to forgive. To make the world a better place for everyone. And all of this is...

Our wedding cost Rwf250, 000, and we lived happily ever after...

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Valentine Ndakozi and Theonestse Naniragaba dated for a short time and thought of taking their relationship to another level; however, they were both out of work at the time.

WORD HAS IT...

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Ndikumana Hamad Katauti is a name that is familiar with anyone who follows trends in Rwanda.

How 'Intsinzi' came to life in Yohana’s kitchen

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Every Rwandan has either hummed, danced or just simply heard the song ‘Intsinzi’. Regarded by most as the country’s victory song, this year, 'Intsinzi' makes 25 years since it was...

What do you miss most about school?

It’s back to school season and as I watch students rush to catch the bus, struggling to balance their backpacks and lunch boxes, I can’t help but breathe a sigh...

Bumuntu on the future of live music in Rwanda

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23-year-old Andy Kayigi, who uses the stage name Andy Bumuntu discovered his musical talent at a tender age with the inspiration of his brother Gaby Umutare.

Gratitude is powerful

One of my earliest childhood memories is being paraded by our mother on Christmas morning to say "thank you" to our father for our brand new clothes. For years, I...

Death: Would you plan for your own funeral?

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It is a dreaded subject. It is a journey that every human being will take when their time comes. We are talking about death! But would you prepare for that...

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.

WORD HAS IT...

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Word reaching our desk is that the Afro beat trio of MC Tino, Bob and Benjah, commonly known as TBB have parted ways.

Blankets and Wine will rock Kigali - Muthoni

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'A CEO and drummer queen' is what Muthoni Ndonga, the Blankets and Wine founder describes herself; 'CEO by day, and by night drummer queen,' she adds for emphasis.

Rwandan blogger Thierry-Kevin Gatete talks blogging and advocacy

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Thierry-Kevin Gatete is a human rights lawyer and activist, known for his popular blog, 'Gatete Views'. Gatete works as a Senior Research Fellow for the Institute of Policy Analysis and...

Is history the future?

I’ve always believed that the reason History is a Curricula fixture across the world is largely because it’s important that children, the future of every nation be taught about significant...

Why we stay ignorant in the age of knowledge

The most pointless argument I have ever had was when a Facebook friend decided that she knew enough about the topic at hand after reading the title of an article...

Kibeho: Why pilgrims trek to the small town for blessings

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In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, we set off on a journey to Kibeho, a small town in Nyaruguru in the Southern Province.

WORD HAS IT...

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Socialite Sandra Teta has made a name for herself for all the wrong reasons but for some reason, this girl continues to grace our tabloids and newspapers.

[VIDEO] Charles 'Bien-Aime' Kamana: Meet the man behind RPF graffiti posters

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Charles 'Bien-Aime' Kamana Kalisa is an eccentric man who is reluctant to wear the 'artist' label. When asked what he does for a living the 63-year-old responds: 'I’m just a...

Sentore on the state of traditional music in Rwanda

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Jules Sentore is a traditional composer and dancer. The 26 year old is one of the 21 grandchildren of the late Athanase Sentore, the tunesmith who was well known for...

What would you do?

If you caught someone you know in a compromising position, would you tell on them? I’m not really nosy and don’t go out of my way to dig into other...

Let’s talk about GOD

Whenever people talk about GOD, it always reminds me of one thing; that the grass and the foliage always seem greener on the other side of the fence. Indeed, few...

21st century women face unrealistic expectations

Apparently, these days it is difficult to find a good woman. Wife material. Women of these days are said to be far too insolent, far too empowered and far too...

Tracing the evolution of Umuganura

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It was a day of feasting, and thanks giving not only for the good harvest, but also for all the good things in life. This is how national harvest day...