Meet Kigali’s youngest artists, bringing life to visual art

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Simple tools like charcoal, granite pencils, and ball pens, when put right in their hands can produce incredible results of portraits that seem so real than any black-and-white photograph could.

Chief Justice Rugege on retirement plans, music and lonely life of judges

In December 2011, Prof. Sam Rugege was appointed Chief Justice after 7 years as a Deputy Chief Justice. His 8-year non-renewable term comes to an end in two years.

Small victories

I’m glad Saudi women will soon be able to drive, a right no one should ever be denied. They have to wait till June next year but hey, at least...

The teenage life

By the time I hit thirteen years of age, I felt I was all grown up, a man of my own. Suddenly I hated all the clothes my parents bought...

Reverence is a dangerous thing

I was eight when I committed my first crime of insolence against an adult. A Reverend came calling on my parents and I walked up to him and extended my...

Church: Does dress code matter?

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AS soon as she walked in, silence engulfed the room as believers stared in disbelief. You could hear a pin drop. Clad in a see-through backless top and a short...

How to dress for Church services

When attending church, it is expected that you dress in a way that reflects the morals and standards of that particular church.[1] While standards for dressing have changed over time,...

KWEZI AND I...The terrible 2s phenomenon is real

Whether you have had a child or not, you probably have heard parents lament about the ‘terrible twos’. Simply put, it is that phase when your toddler decides to be...

'Cobra' reinvents himself

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The once popular Cadillac Nightclub in Kigali went up in flames in November 2012. Since then, the question on almost everyone’s lips has been: 'Where is Cobra?' 'And what next...

What I don’t like about new staff

We’ve all been the new employee at some point in our lives. Because it’s a new environment and you’re meeting all these new people, there’re bound to be a few...

Welcome to adulthood

My (not) little brother Benjie, Now that you have completed the full cycle of education, the very last bits of your childhood have been stripped away and adulthood has come...

Corruption: Are we losing the moral compass?

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Joseph had gone for days without water over a technical issue at his home in Kanombe. When a field officer from Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) finally showed up at...

What's on this weekend?

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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.

Cultural fashion is my calling- Ntawirema

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The cultural fashion industry in Rwanda is on the move.

WORD HAS IT...

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It is one of the biggest beauty shows in the world so it is not surprising that former Miss Rwanda contestant Habiba Ingabire was over the moon when she was...

KWEZI AND I...Do you know what your child is eating?

I seem to always be discussing food but by now, you must also know that besides eating, sleeping and causing ‘mayhem’ in the house, there is not much else toddlers...

Ndayizeye on his journey as an actor and traditional dancer

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Nominated among the ‘2016 Best people choice actor’ and ‘Best 10 male actors’ in the Rwanda Movie Awards, Emmy Ndayizeye can be regarded as one of the most talented and...

What will you be remembered for?

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died in 2011 and I remember wondering back then what would happen to his beloved Apple Inc. You know what often happens to businesses and ventures...

The Nigerian music invasion

Not too long ago, almost all the youth in East Africa wanted to be Diamond Platnumz. Our youth wanted to sing like Chibu, dress like him, be muscular and toned...

Why it’s hard to always do the right thing

A most distinguishing feature of humanity is having a conscience; a sense of right and wrong. Ideally, because we know what is right, we are expected to do exactly that....

Kalima's journey from Nyamata to global fashion star

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At only 23 years, her name is making news in international fashion. Two decades ago, the little known girl embarked on a journey to the unknown following the death of...

Tunga promotion returns

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Twelve motorbikes and a brand new car are up for grabs as the Airtel Tunga promotion returns. In its third year running, the Tunga promotion seeks to reward Airtel’s loyal...

WORD HAS IT...

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Traditional music singer Jules Sentore is set to participate in ‘Festival du cinémaafricain de Khouribga’, one of the leading cultural festivals in Morocco.

POET'S CORNER: LAND OF THE ANCESTORS

I see the birth of a nation Men, women and their offspring Striving and fighting for freedom in different parts of my continent