Lifestyle

Buying a car: What to know before making that purchase

Twice a month, parts of Kigali City turn into a car-free day where residents engage in physical activity from 7am to 10am. People hit the streets to walk, run or ride bicycles, among other activities. The exercise was introduced two years ago by Kigali City Council, in partnership with Rwanda...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:41am

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. Rwanda Film Festival The country’s flagship film event, the Rwanda Film Festival (RFF), returned for its 14th edition....

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:38am

Shaddy Boo’s Tanzania sojourn sends tongues wagging

She never gets out of the news, and mainly for the wrong reasons, but the Rwandan ‘Queen of Instagram’,  Shaddy Boo is not fazed by the mocking and ridicule that came her way following her most recent to trip to Tanzania, as singer Diamond Platnumz’s guest. The ‘...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:34am

WORD HAS IT...

Kamichi is now a father Rwandan U.S.-based singer Kamichi’s wife this week gave birth to a baby girl, barely three months after the two tied knot. The singer confirmed the news on Tuesday. On his Instagram, the Afrobeat singer posted a picture of the new born baby and captioned:...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:29am

Nothing good comes out of a comfort zone

Brian‘Head’ Welch was founder and lead guitarist of a platinum winning band. At a point in his life he was consumed with fear when he overheard his daughter sing a song done by ‘Korn’ his band ‘all day I dream about sex,’ he wondered what he was doing to his...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:20am

Being proactive

There is a story of an old poor drunkard man with two sons. One followed in his father’s footsteps and had to struggle with life as a drunkard, the other became a prominent businessman. Each of them is asked: “Why are you the way you are?” and they all have the same answer:...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:13am

Parenting: Why your boys should help out with household chores

Parents play an important role in their children’s upbringing, regardless of whether or not they are able to control every factor in their development. Parents are responsible for imparting important life skills to their children like how to clean, how to cook, how to shop, how to budget, and...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:31pm

I crave for the weirdest things

Dear Doctor, I am three months pregnant with my first child and I crave for the weirdest things, like the smell of soil after it rains makes me want to eat it.  Is this normal? Nadia - Dear Nadia, Congratulations on your first pregnancy and best wishes for it. It is perfectly normal for...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:20pm

KWEZI AND I: A tribute to a fellow parent

I switched on my phone on Tuesday to find out the heart-breaking news that my friend had passed on. This past Saturday, Tony, as most people fondly referred to him, collapsed shortly after he arrived at a venue where he was scheduled to meet friends. He was rushed to hospital where it was...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:01pm

My son’s deadbeat dad is back

Dear Counsellor, I had a brief relationship that resulted in getting knocked up. The day I told him about the pregnancy, he panicked and said he wasn’t ready for the responsibility. He was free to handle the information whichever way he saw fit. And he did — he vanished. The kid is now...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 9:59pm

[FEATURED] Kigali Marriott Hotel to launch Saray Spa Open Day this weekend

If you are yet to experience a spa treatment, you are in for a treat this weekend at the Kigali Marriott Hotel. On September 22, from 10 am to 4pm, Kigali Marriott Hotel will host Saray spa open day to introduce fitness and beauty awareness, give spa site tour which will conclude with an exclusive...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 8:54pm

Kigali Arts Festival returns this weekend

Kigali Arts Festival returns in its 4th edition this weekend with different exhibitors and handmade crafts. The one-day event will be held at Marasa Umubano Hotel and will feature a wide range of Rwandan cultural handmade art crafts by talented artisans from across the country. According to...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:51pm

Did you know that some cities are busy but quiet?

Why has being busy always been associated with noise and bustle? You only need to stand outside a market to confirm this ‘busy-ness’ as people haggle over prices and shout to other people in the far end corners generally making noise. On some streets there is so much noise that you can...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:42pm

Nurturing talents; why it should be done at an early stage

Every student and young person is bestowed with a talent, and depending on the environment in which they are brought up, there is at least one skill that they can be good at. However, education experts believe that when such talents are not discovered early in life, they are most likely to go to...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:39pm

Rewards and school attendance; the two misunderstood concepts

As university students prepare to go back to school, other students are already settled in and their minds are coming to grips with the school reality.  Well, to some students, returning for the start of another academic year could be the most challenging time for them. Whereas some children...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:33pm

Develop better strategies to tackle English teaching challenges

Every English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher knows the importance of constantly adapting to their students’ needs. Many times, this means dealing with a variety of problems in the classroom, many of which are all too common occurrences. A good ESL teacher must be able to recognise these...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:31pm

Use the opportunity to prepare yourself for future interactions

Dear Counsellor, Our new history teacher has a weird accent and it makes it hard for many of us to understand him. He snaps when we ask him to repeat something saying we do not pay attention. Students are actually afraid to approach him. What can we do? Martha - We’re all blessed with the...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:12pm

Why reading with children is essential

Kids do not have to learn everything from school, home should be the first school. Reading a book aloud with your child at an early age equips them with numerous values. For instance, it boosts a child’s vocabulary, helps them to understand different topics about the world. This is why you...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:49pm

New space for artists opened in Kacyiru

Great Arts Makes All (GAMA) Art Foundation officially opened its art space at Yaya Art Gallery in a colourful event that was fairly attended by ART enthusiasts.  The new art space, launched over the weekend, will house more than 15 plus artists, with types of art ranging from drawing,...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:16am