Lifestyle

When the place you call home, calls you foreigner

With increased migration for various reasons, more and more people are living away from their countries of origin, working, marrying and setting up families with people from countries other than their own. Regardless of how or why people settle in ‘foreign’ lands, for most of them...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 12:09am

Jose Chameleone and siblings to grace ‘Iwacu’ album launch

It is less than 10 days to DJ Pius’s biggest musical gig as a solo musician, and the artiste says all is set. The two-in-one ‘Iwacu’ album launch concert will take place on August 3 and 4, at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (Camp Kigali) and Musanze stadium respectively...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 12:07am

WORD HAS IT...

Who’s next in the ‘vanish abroad’ pattern? Dancers of Urukerereza, a popular traditional troupe, ‘disappeared’ at a show in Brussels, Belgium, where they were invited along with famous rhythm and blues singer, Yvan Buravan. We are told that the troupe performed at...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 12:01am

Media watchdog orders website to apologise to singer Safi and wife

Ever since he launched his solo career and tied the knot with Judith Niyonizera last year, singer Safi Niyibikora, who prefers to call himself Safi Madiba, has been a subject of endless stories in the local media lately. If it is not about his music and parting ways with Urban Boys, it is about...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:03am

Meet 23-year-old Imanishimwe, the ‘carpentry queen’

Her peers call her ‘queen’ because that is what her first name means. Being one of the very few and dedicated women in her line of work, Reine Imanishimwe goes by another title — Carpentry Queen. Imanishimwe is a wood innovator and carpenter. Using her own designs, she can...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 1:14am

Why does my baby only cry at night?

Dear Doctor, My one-year-old daughter cries a lot at night, yet she is always jolly during the day. At first I thought she had some sickness but when I took her for a check-up I was told she was fine. What could be the problem and how do I go about it? Mbabazi - Dear Mbabazi,   It is...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 9:37pm

KWEZI AND I: It’s okay to change your mind

One of the tough things about being a first time parent is that you have no experience as backup. I thought that I had figured out exactly where I was taking Kwezi to school based on what I had seen but now I am not very sure. The school I had chosen was expensive but it was within what I have...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 9:37pm

I lost interest in my religion

Dear Counsellor, I am from a staunch Muslim family, the kind who pray five times a day and even fast. Over the years, I felt myself get disconnected to this religion, and I’ve been spending time with some Christian friends, ‘Born Again’ to be exact, and even going to church. My...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 8:57pm

KigaliUp kicks off tomorrow

Unlike previous editions that have always been scheduled over the weekend (Friday-Sunday), this year’s KigaliUp music festival kicks off on Thursday, July 26, at Amahoro National Stadium and runs till Sunday, July 28. This may prove to be good and bad. The bad part is that a Thursday launch...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:56pm

‘Fashion Experience’ to showcase local designs

Fashion lovers in Kigali will be treated to a dazzling event at Hotel Villa Portofino, Nyarutarama, on July 28, as designers showcase their garments. Dubbed ‘Fashion Experience’, the event was organised by Cretos Creations, a textile wholesale start-up that produces brand new ‘...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 8:39pm

At what age should sex education begin?

During a recent gathering in Bugesera District, a call was made by Imbuto Foundation urging parents to create time to talk to their children about reproductive health before it is too late. Reports show that the reproductive health dialogue between parents and children is still a big challenge in...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 8:36pm

Know your rights: The right to freedom

Freedom is an important human right because it allows people to become their authentic selves by protecting them from being muffled, coerced or enslaved into living in a way that’s against their will. For this reason, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) grants...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 8:34pm

Stay out of trouble

What you need to accomplish your academic goals is discipline. The main players in any academic situation are students, teachers and parents, however, primary responsibility regarding good discipline lies with students; they should adhere to school rules and regulations. Usually, there’re...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 8:29pm

Did you know?

Technology telling you what foul has been committed or whose World Cup leg got in the way of another person’s leg, and did that hand actually touch the ball thus aiding the referee to make accurate decisions, are some of the outstanding hi tech innovations that was accomplished with the...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 8:17pm

Students should be included in curriculum development

In the 20 years — and counting — that I have attended school, many things have happened that are of importance; but one vital thing is the need for curriculum developers to let go of traditional approaches of execution regarding syllabus development. Students are primary stakeholders...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 7:48pm

Massamba gears up to headline ‘Inkera y’ Inkotanyi’ concert

A music concert in honour of the heroes of the country’s liberation struggle is slated for this week. Dubbed, ‘Inkera y’Inkotanyi’, the concert will take place on Thursday, July 26, at the JJ Club at Park Inn by Radisson, in Kiyovu. Rwandan traditional music icon Intore...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 8:56pm

Africa is poor because it is told so

While the world’s poorest countries are found in Africa, the world’s richest minerals are also found in Africa. Poverty in Africa is perverse and exists on a large scale. I think Africa is poor because many Africans do not know what they want. Otherwise how would Africa be poor with...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 2:19pm

Don’t be the odd man out, says visually impaired ICT teacher

Innocent Vuguziga was born with normal vision, but at the age of eight, an unfortunate incident occurred that left him visually impaired. Three months to the loss of his sight, Vuguziga was bitten by a snake; however, no one suspected that the snake’s venom would cause cataracts. A cataract...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:08am

Manage stress to prevent additional complications

The environment we live in can be stressful, mostly, home and the workplace. Managing stress is the close relative of managing further complications because stress is a health hazard. Medics say that the cause of stress stems from day-to-day situations, and that it’s important to understand...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:45am

Why you should add mushrooms to your shopping cart

Mushrooms, locally known as ‘ibihumyo’, are not as common in local markets as expected. Despite the scarcity, nutritionists say they are worth looking for because of the amazing health benefits they have to offer. Rene Tabaro, a nutritionist at Oshen King Faisal Hospital, says...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:23am