Society

What lessons can youth learn from Rwanda’s Liberators

On July 4 1994, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) brought an end the devastation caused by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.  The liberators were mostly very young people who were determined to make enormous sacrifices for the unity and the development of the nation. Sunday Magazine’...

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 1:34am

 I cannot wait to perform in Kigali- SA music legend Ringo

South African musician, Ringo Madlingozi, arrived in Kigali on Wednesday, promising a grand performance when he headlines the highly-anticipated Kigali Jazz Junction’s three-year anniversary concert at Camp Kigali, today, June 29. The “Sondela” hitmaker was accompanied by...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 8:40am

Are you living beyond your means?

Adocumentaryunveiled the life about Congo Dandies, men in Congo Brazzaville who are living in poverty but want to spend like millionaires. ‘Sapeurs’ as they call themselves, are members of the ‘La Sape’ movement (The Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People) who spend...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:12pm

Be good, do good, it finds its way back to you

I have always said and continue to believe that the world is full of good people. Unfortunately, due to various stereotypes, we find it hard to give each other a chance to be and do good. For instance, I have met people who claim to hate someone else yet they barely know them. I have also met...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:47pm

Johansson denies ‘demeaning’ claim she ‘auditioned’ to date Cruise

Not so fast. Scarlett Johansson shot down a claim that she was being considered to date Tom Cruise following his split from Nicole Kidman. “The very idea of any person auditioning to be in a relationship is so demeaning,” the Avengers actress, 33, said in a statement to The...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:40pm

WORD HAS IT...

Was Fireman wrongly accused? Local rapper Fireman was released after spending nearly 20 days at Kabuga Transit Centre. The member of the struggling Tuff Gang music group was reportedly taken to the centre for allegedly selling and using illegal drugs. However, after spending a few days at...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:10pm

Are wedding ceremonies in Rwanda exaggerated?

Marriage is considered the most basic social institution in Rwanda. However, while weddings mark the beginning of the journey to marital bliss and lifelong companionship, some argue that the numerous wedding ceremonies celebrated in Rwanda could be just a waste of time and resources. Rwandan...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 2:54pm

‘The faces we lost’ screened in Kigali

For ten years, filmmaker and professor, Dr Piotr Cieplak, has been coming to Rwanda to research and make films in Rwanda since 2008 and has written extensively about image-based representation of the 1994 genocide. He has attended quite a number of genocide commemoration events but one of his most...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:58am

Public pools? No thanks!

In one of the latest racist incidents to go viral, a white man was caught on camera asking a black woman whether her young daughter had showered before using the hotel pool where both were guests! They were the only people of a different race at the hotel at the time and the only ones he asked,...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:52am

How to know that he is a slacker

Having been on the dating scene for quite a while, I am now eagle-eyed about people’s character. And it is with great sadness that I am here to let you know that there is an increasing number of slackers out there. And no matter how smart you are, you are very likely to fall prey to a...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:50am

The World Cup: A tournament non football fans can get behind

If you’re like me and don’t care for football until the World Cup arrives, then, willingly or not, it becomes the center of every discussion. My interaction with sports is one of a bystander who once in a while looks up to see what the fuss is about. The fuss is usually a meme-able...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:42am

What do you make of the 2018/19 national budget?

Last week, Minister for Finance and Economic Planning; Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana read Rwanda’s 2018/19 national budget that is valued at slightly over Rwf 2.4 trillion. The minister pointed out that generally, economic plans in the 2018-19 budget will focus on job...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:39am

Are millennials a ‘lost’ generation?

“How is it that these days one kilogram of meat is barely enough for a household of like four people, yet back in the day, our parents fed about 12 people with one kilogram and it seemed enough?”, someone asked on Facebook. From a millennial’s point of view, what our parents...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:54pm

Seka Live returns for fourth edition

With three successful seasons under its belt, the ‘Seka Live’ comedy series can only get better. Now organisers have announced July 1 as the date for the 4th edition, and the venue remains the same — the outside marquee at Kigali Serena Hotel. ‘Seka Live’ is a...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:13pm

The era of deadbeat dads

Every third Sunday of June is designated Father’s Day and each year on this day, people around the world find various ways to honour the fathers and father-figures in their lives. Unfortunately, we live in times when more and more mothers are playing both their role and that of the father...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:44pm

Discover your adventurous side

I always thought I was fairly acquainted with my country, however, I am not. Warmly known as “the land of a thousand hills”, Rwanda is small but fast-growing, and whereas many of us grew up here, we are yet to discover what this green nation has to offer. When people talk about...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:23pm

WORD HAS IT...

Iradukunda, Bashabe for Washington DC festival        Iradukunda                                   Bashabe  Reigning Miss Rwanda Liliane Iradukunda and local socialite Kate Bashabe...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:04pm

The long and short of the mini skirt debate

Recently, there was a debate on social media, which involved two ministers, about a photo of students who appeared to be wearing short skirts popularly known as ‘mini skirts’.  Many people defended the girls after an article written by a local news website questioned the...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 12:19am

‘Female journalists are afraid of exposure,’ says RBA’s Bibio

Egide Ingabire Bibio is a news anchor and producer at Rwanda Television who has graced Television screens for over five years. She is also the president of the Association of Rwandese Female Journalists [ARFEM] that brings Rwandan female journalists to boost their voice and participation in the...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 12:06am

My thoughts on Paternity Leave

So, Lawmaker sin Nigeria recently rejected a Bill to legalise Paternity Leave on cultural grounds! They feared some Dads would end up demanding more than two weeks in the event that they had several children in a given year, considering that polygamy is alive and well in Africa’s most...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 12:00am