Society

We can control what we say about ourselves

Last week the world commemorated Africa Day 2018, something done annually on May 25 to, amongst other things, symbolise the determination of the people of Africa to free themselves from foreign domination. My sister Linda coordinated a successful Africa Day event at Trinity College Dublin and had...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:04am

Motherhood won’t stop me from reclaiming No. 1 tennis ranking — Serena Williams

Serena Williams has her eyes on the prize. Long ranked the No. 1 tennis player in the world, Serena lost the coveted title after giving birth to baby Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. last September. Following Tuesday’s French Open, where she won her first match since becoming a mom, Williams...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:04am

WORD HAS IT...

Is TBB getting back together? Last year was not a very good year for Rwanda’s  music, going by the series of breakups in the industry. First was Urban Boys who shocked their fans when one member, Safi Madiba, publicly announced that he was no longer with the group. Then there was TBB....

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:04am

Are you living a social media lie?

Early last year, Ditch the Label, a pro-equality and anti-bullying international charity commissioned a tell-all video clip titled; Are you living an Insta lie? Social Media Vs Reality. In the three minute clip, the lie we live on social media is vividly portrayed vis-a-vis our real lives. In the...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:52am

The psychology of social media: How our online lives are harming real-life happiness

In the age of the internet and smartphones, there is no denying that technology continuously shapes our everyday lives. Ours is an ever-connected society, and social media in particular has transformed human interactions well beyond the confines of our immediate circles. We can now communicate with...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:28am

POET’S CORNER: THE MIND IS YOURS

Hold this hand tight Don’t squeeze it Just treat it right Protect it from getting hurt And teach it how to write What’s in your mind Don’t quarrel, just seek to find Don’t fight the opponents with your muscular physical frame Let your words question and channel them...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:01am

Unmarried and taking my time

Whenever someone says ‘life is tough’ I smile and wish I could tell them it’s not tough till they have lived to Meghan Markle’s age in some parts of this world without a husband or a wife. Why is it always so important for someone to ask another why they are not married? Is...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:01am

Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour by eight women

Eight women have come forward to accuse Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. CNN published an investigative report on Thursday, May 24, after speaking with 16 people who described a pattern of misconduct by the 80-year-old actor. Eight of them claimed to be victims,...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:01am

What should be done to improve the quality of universal education in Rwanda?

Many developing countries around the world have embarked on universal education as a means to end illiteracy and ultimately, poverty. While free basic education is a great way to enlighten the populace, a big concern is and has always been about its quality. Elizabeth Buhungiro asks; what should...

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:30am

I don’t want my dog to protect me, I want to protect my dog, says dogtrainer El Rahim Jaffer

He is not sure how far back it goes, but El Rahim Jaffer says that many Rwandan’s views towards dogs aren’t encouraging. At least in past years. But he is determined to change people’s perceptions, and is optimistic about the revolution. “Many Rwandans do not really see...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:58am

Nurturing children into future music stars

 14-YEAR-OLD Magnifique Kazutete dreams of becoming a renowned guitarist one day. Her passion for music sparked interest in the instrument, pushing her to ask her parents to enroll her for guitar classes. The teenager, who hails from Kicukiro, dreams of making acoustic music one day. “...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:41am

Rwanda through the lens of youth born after Genocide

Weya Viatora, an artiste and student at Kepler, a university programme in Kigali that partners with Southern New Hampshire University, USA, was born two years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Though she never witnessed the evil events that transpired, the 22-year-old observed the...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:00am

Don’t view Rwanda in history’s eyes

Don’t view Rwanda  in history’s eyes Which portray a country  Torn apart by genocide, like ants destroyed with insecticides. Don’t view Rwanda in history’s eyes, For gone are the days, when evil men found their ways Into hearts sewn together by a common...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:00am

24 years later: A survivor’s harrowing account

Serge Rwigamba was 14 years old when the gruesome 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi started. He recalls the events that happened during that period and what led to it. He says that years before the actual events of April 1994 started, he had personally experienced cases of discrimination....

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:00am

POET'S CORNER: A DREAM I HATE TO DREAM

Let me speak the truth I swear, sometimes I hate to meet you crying in my dreams I know life is not fair for both of us But seeing tears dripping down your eyes, It affects my feelings. So much I want to change this restless mood Go back into reality But again I find it stupid to leave you...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 8:46pm

Hillywood star on helping the industry build its identity

He was part of the Rwanda Defence Force for nearly 10 years, thereafter, Willy Ndahiro had the urge to continue building the nation through film, and that was the inspiration behind joining the industry. For 12 years now, he prides himself in the fact that he has grown within the industry despite...

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 12:00am

Safi Madiba on music after Urban Boys

Late last year, Urban Boys member Safi Madiba Niyibikora quit the group after an illustrious music career that spawned over 70 singles and six studio albums. The singer was determined to build his solo career and just a few months after leaving the group, he released his fourth song titled, My Hero...

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 12:00am

Please don’t go through my things

One of my pet peeves is when people go through my stuff. I can’t stand it, I guess because I respect other people’s boundaries and in an environment where everyone has their designated workstation, I don’t understand why some people feel the need to constantly invade your space...

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 12:00am

Human nature prevails over knowledge

On Tuesday, I read an article saying that the male contraceptive pill was almost ready for use, and I was excited. I thought: finally, men can share equally the load that is birth control. After all, since it takes two to start a life, it should take two to prevent ‘accidents’. I...

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 12:00am

In defence of our problematic faves

It is a truth generally acknowledged that the people you love and respect will soon come to disappoint you. It’s a pattern on social media that if a celebrity or known figure who is progressive and exemplary, says or does something, well, not very progressive, he/she becomes a target of abuse...

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 12:00am