Society

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. Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2018 The annual Ubumuntu Arts Festival is back and will feature a range of performances. This year’s...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:54pm

WORD HAS IT...

Umuhoza ‘off the shelf’ Former Miss Rwanda contestant Sharifa Umuhoza is making major steps towards a new chapter in her life, sources tell us. A few months ago, the 23-year-old mentioned she was planning to get married, something that did not go down well with some of her followers...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:51pm

Social media friendships: Is it time to reconsider?

Over the past few years, the social media phenomenon has rapidly grown and penetrated almost every family and home across the globe. With its growth, more and more people are struggling to maintain actual physical relationships and instead are focusing on pokes, likes and compliments from social...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:29pm

Neve Campbell reveals how being a mom has influenced her acting

Neve Campbell and JJ Feild had a date night at the Skyscraper premiere. The actress was joined by her longtime partner at the New York City screening on Tuesday night, where she dished toE! News about her family life and how being a mom has influenced her acting. Last month, Campbell revealed...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:14pm

Why young Hollywood is ready to settle down

23.6. That is the average age of three young couples that have recently got engaged in Hollywood after all dating for less than a year: Justin Bieber, 24, and Hailey Baldwin, 21; Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson (both 24 at the time of the proposal), and Joe Jonas, 28, and Sophie Turner, who was 21...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:09pm

Rubavu: Rwanda’s upcountry entertainment hub

In the recent past, the local show biz scene has been flourishing with a string of events and international acts that has turned the country into an entertainment haven. Other than the usual concerts held in Kigali, event organisers decided to extend their concerts upcountry with the most...

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 1:02am

Author Mfuranzima on changing mindsets through books

21-year-old Fred Mfuranzimais an author, poet and the founder of Imfura Arts Centre, affiliated to Never Again Rwanda, which promotes writing, poetry and any form of art that calls for peace. He is also a student at Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA) pursuing Peace Building. He talked...

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 12:52am

Some things should be accomplished without help

I have heard some people say that instead of couples coercing friends and family to finance flashy weddings, they should ask for contributions for something more meaningful. Like building a house or setting up a business. And while I’m a strong opponent to fundraising for weddings, I believe...

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 12:44am

Theorising the liberation of African countries from the CFA Franc

Many countries across Africa were celebrating their Independence Day recently, including Rwanda, which makes us look back on how far we have come and the still present colonial forces that shape the nations on the African continent.  This brings us to the debate about the CFA Franc -...

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 12:41am

Do you think the purpose of the Car-Free Zone was achieved?

In 2015, the first car-free zone in Kigali was introduced in the Central Business District (CBD) along KN 4 Avenue in a bid to decongest the area, expedite amenities and ease the process of creating green transport areas within the city. Many people have varying opinions with some arguing that the...

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 12:36am

Tattoo: Art or self-destruction?

Lisa Mutoni got her first tattoo on her right leg when she was 19 years old because it was fashionable, however, she also liked the idea of added colour to her light skin complexion. The experience, she says, wasn’t as scary as she’d thought, or been told. And this heightened her...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 9:53am

The power of giving

In my line of work, it is not unusual to be called to the reception to meet a stranger. These strangers come in all shapes and forms, with all manner of stories and at times with different motives. Over the years, some of the stories I have listened to have surprised me, others have shocked me, and...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:50pm

Kevin Spacey investigated for three more sexual assault allegations in London

Scotland Yard is investigating three new sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey, police relayed to Variety. London’s Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the allegations of sexual assault to E! News, but did not identify Spacey as the man accused. According to authorities, an...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:47pm

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith don’t call themselves “married”

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith celebrated 20 years of marriage in December 2017, but it’s not something they think about often. In fact, in an interview on TIDAL’s Rap Radar podcast, the 49-year-old actor explained why the labels “husband” and “wife” mean...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:35pm

Former Miss Rwanda Akiwacu to launch charity gala in Paris

Before the end of her reign, Miss Rwanda 2014, Colombe Akiwacu, embarked on a project that would see the construction of two houses in 2015 for widowed survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. But she was unable to complete them due to financial constraints. Akiwacu, in partnership...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:32pm

Are used items worth buying?

At the beginning of 2017, Eva Ingabire, had so many items that she felt she needed to declutter. Rather than tossing old clothes, furniture and electronics, she decided to try to sell them. “I realized I had so many things that I didn’t need. I was relying on temporary jobs and...

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 2:00am

21 year-old Mudenge on the inspiration behind her new grocery online platform

21 year- old Roxanne Mudenge Arakaza is the founder of Samples Rw, an online grocery delivery service in Rwanda that she launched last month. Her dream is to make the world a better place by creating solutions to people’s needs. The second year Business management student at University of...

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:50am

He can Rap if he wants to!

A priest in Kenya has been suspended for a year because he happened to rap to members of his Congregation, something the Bishops in his Diocese believe is not in line with Church Doctrine. With all due respect, this Church and others who feel the same need to get with the times. I’ve...

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:46am

The failure of statehood in a global world

We wake up to news every day, every month about yet another refugees and migrants’ crisis. The U.S has upheld a travel ban for many majority Muslim countries, the Algerian government is expelling sub-Saharan migrants and refugees, mostly coming from Mali, Cameroon and Nigeria, and abandoning...

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:43am

Stern belief in faith healing is reckless

On the sixth day, God creates human beings. He gives them brainpower to make sound decisions for their survival and the survival of their offspring. Several millenniums later, in the age of knowledge and several technological advancements, a friend’s wife; an educated woman gets pregnant but...

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:38am