Society

Don’t be the odd man out, says visually impaired ICT teacher

Innocent Vuguziga was born with normal vision, but at the age of eight, an unfortunate incident occurred that left him visually impaired. Three months to the loss of his sight, Vuguziga was bitten by a snake; however, no one suspected that the snake’s venom would cause cataracts. A cataract...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:08am

Is the Primus Guma Guma Super Star music competition losing its popularity?

In 2011, Rwanda’s biggest annual music competition Primus Guma Guma Super Star (PGGSS) was incepted to help and grow music entertainment in Rwanda. Sponsored by Bralirwa’s Primus lager brand and created by East African Promoters (EAP), the singing competition has over the years, been...

Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 11:42pm

Bruce Melodie reveals secret behind winning Primus Guma Guma show

In 2012, Bruce Melodie made his debut on the Primus Guma Guma Super Star (PGGSS) stage. That time, it was only as a backup artiste for other contestants. In 2014, he made it to the contestants’ list, emerging third in a competition that was won by Jay Polly. In 2015, he again...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 11:39pm

Nkurunziza on the need to provide professional cleaning training

Rwanda has the reputation of being one of the cleanest countries in the world, and Alain -Claude Nkurunziza, together with his two partners, saw an opportunity and established a school that trains professional cleaners. Wide Cleaning Academy (WCA) was set up in April this year, and offers hands-on...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:22pm

What “I want to be alone” really means

I am proudly single but let me be the first to say that it’s not by choice. Because to say that I’m single by choice is to say that I have been approached by a tall dark handsome virtuous non-patriarch who has a great sense of humour and whose head and pockets are well put together. And...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:13pm

Continue to Rest in Peace Madiba

Most of us echo that sentiment when anyone dies but more so when loved ones and global icons like Nelson Mandela pass on. I truly hope he’s in a better place enjoying “Life After Death” although I really wish he had lived longer. As the World marked what would have been his...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:05pm

#JusticeforNoura movement in the face of slow legal reform

Sudanese women have been organizing and struggling for both their own autonomy and power for decades. They are also are behind the social media campaign #justicefornoura for a teenager’s plight, Noura Hussein, who was sentenced to death in May after stabbing her husband when he...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:01pm

5 free apps to help make vacationing with friends easier

The solo travel trend is on the rise, about two-thirds of millennials say they plan to travel with friends and family this year. But planning a group trip can be a headache — especially when it comes to divvying up the expenses.  “Having an overall idea of what you’re each...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 9:45pm

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Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 9:41pm

Why do you want to lose weight?

“I wish I could eat whatever I want and not get fat” is something many people would add to their list if a genie granted them a few wishes. Very many people have found themselves with the same problem; dieting and exercising hoping to drop a few kilograms but the weight won’...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:44pm

Given a chance, would you still choose your family?

Last Sunday, the preacher in my church was talking about ‘sonship’ and the privileges that come with being a child of ‘so and so’. He was speaking in reference to the relationship between man and God but it’s his earthly examples that got me thinking, especially...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:35pm

Justin Timberlake is ‘100 per cent dad’ while not performing on tour

For Justin Timberlake, being a good husband to Jessica Biel and dad to Silas, 3, comes first and foremost. “Gone is the partying and hanging out until all hours of the night,” a source exclusively reveals to Us Weekly of the singer, 37, who is currently on the European leg of his...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:32pm

Busta Rhymes ‘almost crashed’ his truck when Janet Jackson said she wanted to collaborate

Busta Rhymes will never forget the day he found out that Janet Jackson wanted to collaborate with him. “It was so magical for me because I am in love with the whole Jackson legacy,” the rapper, 46, told Us Weekly exclusively. “Her and Michael was my favourite.” The year...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:30pm

Rwanda Cultural Fashion show returns

At least seven foreign countries are participating in this year’s show, slated for September 8 at a yet-to-be-specified venue in Kigali. The runway show will be preceded by a model casting session at the Great Seasons Hotel in Gacuriro on September 4. The casting will be open from 1pm...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:18pm

Aimable Mugabo gears up for first solo art exhibition

It was only last year when Aimable Mugabo started painting commercially. However, art has been part of the 20-year-old’s life, since childhood. Presently, he is among the pool of young budding artists on apprenticeship at one of the newest contemporary art spaces in Kigali, the Kaanyaburanga...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:09pm

WORD HAS IT...

Guma-Guma in twist with critics Primus Guma-Guma Super Star has seen its fair share of praise and condemnation. The recently concluded season eight, that saw Bruce Melodie take home the Rwf20m cash prize, has left some people unhappy. A section of people are throwing shade — again —...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:01pm

The struggles of achieving a work-life balance

Juggling a successful career at the same time maintaining a healthy social life among other demands of life can sometimes be stressful. A recent report ‘It’s time we all work happy: the secrets of the happiest companies and employees’ released by Robert Half, a human...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:36pm

How churches are changing people’s identities

Churche sare touted as not only being a path to heaven but also a way to wealth and blessings while on earth, according to clerics and believers. Some Christian churches have a philosophy that someone’s identity, including their names, carry curses of their forefathers since ancient Rwandans...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:33pm

Photo of the week

THROUGH OUR LENS: This driver chose to use a rope to tie his car door after it malfunctioned. Sam Ngendahimana. 

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 10:32pm

Divine Munyana on breaking through the local comedy industry

Divine Ishimwe Munyana, is a fast rising comedian who had her debut performance at the Seka Live comedy show. The 20 year old was among the comedians that sent the audience in roaring laughter at the show that took place a last week. Ishimwe talked to Sunday Magazine’s Sharon Kantengwa...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 10:20pm