Entertainment

Meeting Fiona Mbabazi

She is one of the most prominent news anchors on our lone Rwanda Television. The Sunday Times talked to Fiona Mbabazi, to know more about her private life, off TV. When did you start this career?After finishing school in Nairobi, I started presenting at Flash FM in 2009 and on Radio Rwanda and RTV...

Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 12:00am

Entertainment : Rwandans sample live music

Whoever complained that Rwandans do not play live music must have got their answer last week, in the Primus Guma Guma live show. Being one of the final gigs in the competition, every performer had to give it their best, and raise their chances of taking home the cash prize. I remember Nizzo, from...

Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 12:00am

Holly Jah Doves promoting live music

Kigali’s seasoned Reggae band, Holly Jah Doves are contributing to the end of playback performances by playing routine live shows themselves. “We play reggae music every Sunday, at our One Love premises, to serve as an example to our local musicians,” says Ras Mike, the band’s leader. Playback...

Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 12:00am

How Superstars will spend their Guma Guma cash

‘Primus Guma Guma Superstar’ is an event which is organised by East African Promoters, with the sponsorship of Bralirwa.  It started at the beginning of the year, by entertainment journalists voting for their best ten artists in Rwanda, who would compete for the honour. Ten artists, including...

Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 12:00am

Eating out - African Bite restaurant

Located at Kimihurura, Africa Bite, is true to its name. The only foreign thing we meet on our visit was the soothing soft rhythms of country music. Everything else screams African, from the décor to dishes. This homely bistro offers local and regional cuisine. This include the rare Luwombo, all...

Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 12:00am

Hotel Okapi

Okapi is an elegant and luxurious hotel located in Kigali’s Central Business district at Muhima, walking into Hotel Okapi is not the most inspiring experience. Why?  As you enter the Hotel, right in front of you is a sign notifying you that the hotel won’t be responsible for theft of your...

Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 12:00am

Why pain killers are good temporally stabilizers of health

One of the active pain killer stabilizer is the acetaminophen (Tylenol) used in treatment of muscular and ligamentus strains and sprains. If you take an appropriate dose of acetaminophen to relieve pain associated with a soft tissue injury, you will likely be fine as long as you prioritize resting...

Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 12:00am

So Much to Dislike About Julian Assange, Starting With His Hair

Kate Reardon’s admittedly superficial assessment hints at the WikiLeaks spokesman’s deeper faults. On Thursday, September 30—a month before WikiLeaks released its “Afghanistan War Logs” and two months before it roiled international relations with its “Cablegate” disclosures—I attended a debate at...

Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 12:00am

Jobseeker’s diary

Jane has a boyfriend! Since when does having a boyfriend, make news, you must be saying! Well, since Jane got one. We’ve talked about relationships, gossiped about who’s dating who and all that stuff on many occasions and from Jane’s revelations, I always thought she wasn’t into dating. She talked...

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 12:00am

Neighbour Diaries:Shocking news!

Someone said, if all men had the courage, they would be cowards. Meaning, it takes courage to be a coward, as opposed to belief that cowards are scared little men. Someone added that cowards live longer. Well, I didn’t particularly think about being a coward or living longer when Dina called me...

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 12:00am

Poetic Justice

Poetry is not every body’s plate of food. It is a written expression of emotion or ideas in an arrangement of words or verse most often rhythmically. Poems are just not the written rhythmical verses that only a few humans have had the privilege to be able to write. It is in music, speeches, and...

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 12:00am

What to do when a teen gets pregnant

Once a girl attains puberty and her ovulatory cycles start, she becomes capable of getting pregnant and bearing a child. But in case of human beings, a teenage pregnancy does not remain a simple biological fact. A teenager getting pregnant initiates a string of physical, mental, social and...

Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 12:00am

Broccoli has vast health importance

Broccoli is one of the cruciferous vegetables and is related closely to cabbage and cauliflower. Broccoli is an excellent accompaniment to stir fries and makes an excellent soup. It is also delicious raw or lightly steamed, cooked with a cheese sauce. Health benefits of broccoli include cancer...

Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 12:00am

Demystifying the Short Story

The short story is perhaps the simplest form of literary fiction to read, but not the easiest to write. VS Pritchett, the most prolific British short story writer defines a short story as “something glimpsed from the corner of the eye, in passing.” Today the short story is packaged for literary...

Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 12:00am

Building confidence and avoiding gossip!

Gossip can be found in just about every place. Some will say it’s just harmless fun but rarely is that the case. In fact, it’s a great way to destroy one’s self confidence. Gossip is seductive though and it’s very easy to get caught up in it. But, have you ever thought about why people do it when...

Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 12:00am

The Power of a Memoir

Last week, President George W.Bush, thrust himself back into the limelight with the release of his memoirs, a common practice by American presidents after leaving office. In these memoirs, they seek to set the record straight and leave a lasting legacy, seeking to right the wrong perceptions that...

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 12:00am

How to be a Writer in Africa

Even though African writing existed before arrival of foreign influence, in manuscripts of earlier civilizations discovered, the modern African writer is the one who learnt western languages and tried to articulate a genuine African voice in the face of many masquerading ‘African’ voices by western...

Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 12:00am

Is Writing for the Special Ones?

Last week, the Swedish academy gave the biggest prize in writing to one Mario Vargas Llosa, a controversial Peruvian writer who has not only written about politics, but also dabbled into politics in a narrowly lost presidential run. The reasons of his award, the academy said, was “his cartography...

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 12:00am

How they did it : Stories behind big books

A struggling single mother, Joanne Kathleen Rowling was travelling back to London on a crowded train when the idea for Harry Potter simply fell into her head. According to her website, to her immense frustration, Rowling didn’t have a functioning pen and was too shy to ask anybody if she could...

Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 12:00am

A Journey into Books

Why would anyone like to read a book – is the question I asked myself when I sat down to write my latest book review in these pages recently. While pondering over this question, I decided to ask my editor to permit me to delve straight into the world of books and book writing in a ten-part series...

Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 12:00am

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