Society

Meet the youngsters using social media to drive domestic tourism

Through social media, a group of three young men started up a touring group called ‘The 250 explorers.’ With a strategy of being the lens showcasing the beauty of Rwanda, these young visionaries dream of becoming the future of domestic tourism in Rwanda. It all started when the...

Friday, January 10, 2020 - 9:03am

The Simple Explanation: Eminem is re-re-re-rereleasing albums

Eminem is going to re-release his major label debut album The Slim Shady LP in vinyl and CD format this month. He re-released it earlier this year, on the record’s 20th anniversary, so this is more like a ‘re-rerelease’ but this time the CD will feature 30 tracks including a...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 12:12am

What is the purpose of my life?

Dear Counsellor, I graduated from university last year and I still haven’t found what I am interested in doing. I stay with my parents and they are very patient with me, however, I do not think that will last long. I do not see myself working in the field I majored in and nothing seems...

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 11:05am

When a woman decides not to have children

Children were considered a sign of wealth in ancient Rwanda. A woman who had the ability to have children was considered by society as a blessing, but the story was different for those who couldn’t give birth. This was the case not only in Rwanda, but in many African societies. Having...

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 9:12am

My life, my choice: ‘Why I chose not to have children’

Motherhood is not mandatory, and these two women agree. They share with us the reasons, experiences and stories behind their choice. “Congrats on the wedding! When are you planning to have a kid?” Sound familiar? These are just some of the many casual statements made by...

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 9:11am

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

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. They hoped that one day they would afford their dream wedding. On November 8, 2012, the couple exchanged their wedding...

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:00pm

Meet Kigali’s leading emcees

Emceeing is one of the most important roles at an event, but for a long time, this was more of a ‘side hustle’. However, this has since changed. Choosing the right emcee for a particular ceremony has become crucial, and being the host and facilitator of the event, an emcee can either...

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:15am

Falling out with friends: What do you do after a friend breakup?

I believe we all have friends, but as time goes by, it gets hard to keep up with all of them. Some, you may not have anything in common with anymore, others may have travelled and so you lost touch, and it is possible that another’s character, status, or what have you, isn’t admirable....

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:12am

The simple explanation: The Lion King: Is it too realistic?

Disney’s‘ The Lion King’ remake is upon us. Giddy quivers run up, down, left and right of the spines of fans of Disney cartoons. But the progress of these quivers is obstructed at a few places by controversy. Why? ‘The Lion King’, the first one, in 1994 was a classic,...

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:11am

Relationship or situationship?

At the end of relationship there are two things that could happen, either the two people involved will amicably go their separate ways or will start throwing shade at each other. Our African stories mostly fall in the second category. Sadly, when we get out is when we will say how much we had...

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:10am

Top 10 essentials for your bathroom design

  It is a fact that in your lifetime, you would have spent about 92 days or more in a bathroom, this is according to a study that was done on 2500 people who spent an average of 1 hour and 42 minutes a week in a bathroom. This to me is a worthy call to design elegant and comfortable bathrooms...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 4:26pm

Is vanity ‘eating up’ modern day society?

She wakes up, snaps a few artfully angled photos and then crafts a perfect Instagram story. This is how Ariane spends most of her time, proving to the world on social media how she is living a fabulous life. She yearns to fit in, be as attractive and live a classy life, just like her peers. This,...

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 2:00pm

Radisson Blu’s exquisite wine tasting to be weekly affair

Invitees, mostly members of the media, were last night treated to an exquisite wine tasting event held at Radisson Blu Hotel’s Filini Restaurant. It was the launch of a weekly wine tasting experience that will be held at the same venue every Wednesday. The event was attended by...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:10am

Egypt: Africa’s beacon of great antiquities

The famous cathedral of Notre Dame in France was gutted by fire recently and it became a trending headline on social media, television and radio stations. The tremors were felt in Africa with many African governments not only sending messages of condolence but also contributing money to build the...

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 6:48pm

Ntirenganya on archiving Genocide survivors’ testimonies

Earlier this month,30-year-old journalist and documentarist Gentil Ntirenganya started a project dubbed ‘Tell Your Story’ with the objective to document testimonies of Genocide survivors on their tragic journey to survival from the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, which claimed over a...

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 6:36pm

My encounter with women from Gihaya Island

Water bodies may be fountains of our amusement but they are workshops to others. We go to the lake to catch a break from our fast-paced urban life. The same lake we escape happens to be someone else’s office. When we kick back and relax on sandy beaches while sipping beverages prescribed for...

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 6:24pm

Humility doesn’t apply at work

Brian had been at the company for only one month. But the Managing Director (MD) was already in love with him. They were socialsing, talking strategy, and making small talk. And all that was grand until Brian started subtly assigning me tasks. Subtly because he’d say things like “if...

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 6:20pm

Teachers vs Tech

Kids are back to school and so is the debate on whether teachers should be replaced by technology. It’s not something teachers in the developing world should lose sleep over, seeing as there aren’t enough computers to cover all schools. Add the unreliable power supply and Internet and...

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 6:12pm

How should interns be remunerated in the Private Sector?

On May 1, Rwanda will join the rest of the world to celebrate International Labour Day, with a theme ‘Quality work as a catalyst for development.’ However, recent figures from National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) show that unemployment among graduates of tertiary education...

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 6:03pm

How does parental absence affect children?

Looking at Elise Ishimwe for the first time, it is not hard to notice that he is aloof and rarely mingles with others. He is eleven years old; the last time he saw his mother was when he was around five. His father’s presence is on and off. He is being raised by relatives and for him,...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:47pm

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