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Sophie Kamya

Thankful Friday!

Seeing as its Thanksgiving Weekend, I challenged myself to find at least five things I’m grateful for this year. Not gonna lie, I struggled for a while because your first thought is all the challenges you’re facing. But as you’ve probably heard countless times, there’s...

Friday, November 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

Time flies, even in these Covid times!

2020 has been a drag but the months have also ‘flown’ by and in a few weeks, we’ll be ushering in a New Year! My hope and I believe everybody’s, is that 2021 will turn out much better and we won’t have to deal with half the challenges we’ve had to this year....

Friday, November 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

And the winner is...

You already know. President Joe Biden! Finally! America’s back, baby! Okay, excuse me while I calm my excited self down but doesn’t it feel like a dark cloud has lifted and the world is breathing a little easier now that a steady and experienced captain is steering the ship? The storm...

Friday, November 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

America decided, and it’s not Kanye!

Kanye believe it? The black community just left a brother hanging! Kanye’s hardly even being mentioned! If I were him, I’d look into why and how I failed to secure even the black vote. In fact, I’d put every black person who didn’t vote for me on blast with a few angry...

Friday, November 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

Food for thought

Sounds like this is about to get deep but it’s really not, sorry! Just reflecting on World Food Day which was observed on October 16. I have to say I didn’t even know it was a thing, despite being a self-confessed foodie! l feel like every day should be World Food Day though, whether...

Friday, October 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

Covid-19 might make customer ‘king’ again!

We can blame many things on Covid-19 but we can also credit it for some positives lately. Not positive tests but rather attitudes and mind-sets, and I think we can all agree that there’s been a marked improvement in retail service and business in general. Tell me that’s not...

Friday, October 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

For the last time, Coronavirus is not a hoax!

How are we seven months into fighting this global pandemic and some people out there still believe it’s all a hoax? I don’t know what to tell them except maybe that I wish they weren’t the ‘Covidiots’ they are! Over a million dead and 35 million plus who have tested...

Friday, October 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Did somebody say 10:00pm?

“That was my reaction on learning that the onset of the night-time curfew had been eased to 10:00pm. Bruce Melodie must be already working on a “Saa Yine” rendition! Seriously though, this extension may be just 60 minutes but it buys everybody more time to wrap things up, even...

Friday, October 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

We don’t need yet another reason to hate our hair

“Dull, dry and damaged” is how a now pulled ad in the rainbow nation depicted African hair compared to “normal White hair”. It wasn’t just racist but disrespectful too. It’s not the first nor will it be the last. With Halloween and Christmas approaching, we...

Friday, September 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

Our love-hate relationship with The Kardashians

Where were you when The Kardashians announced they’d be cancelling their show “Keeping up with the Kardashians” after 20 seasons? And how have you been coping since the “devastating” news broke? Have you been binge-watching past episodes and any clips you can find...

Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Will we ever know everything there is to know about 9/11?

Hard to believe it’s been 19 years since the 2001 September 11 terror attacks in the US. Feels like just yesterday but also a lifetime ago that the tragic events of that day unfolded before our very eyes. Well, not quite for everybody as many of us only watched on TV, but I don’t think...

Friday, September 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

Is anyone really irreplaceable?

It’s the fallout no one saw coming. Barcelona and Messi seemed like a match made in football heaven, excuse my lame pun! While it remains to be seen if Messi will indeed leave the club he joined aged only 13, it got me wondering if anyone is really irreplaceable. As gifted as Messi is, a...

Friday, September 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Why Rwanda’s Premier League is the best fit for Messi right now

One of the best footballers of our time wants out of Barcelona, the club he has given just about everything and vice versa. After 20 years, it's time for both parties to move on. Rumour has it that Messi's sights are set on English Premier League side Manchester City, with many...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

See-through toilets? I’ll pass!

I’ve never invented anything so perhaps I should be the last person to critique other people’s innovations and ideas. Nevertheless, I’m struggling to understand why anyone would want a see-through toilet like those being tried out in Japan. I get self-conscious in my own toilet at...

Friday, August 28, 2020, 12:00 AM

Learning the hard way

Schools had been set to reopen in September but that may or may not come to pass as we continue to grapple with Covid-19 containment measures. For those of us who went through school with little to no disruption, it’s hard to imagine what losing a term, semester or entire academic year feels...

Friday, August 21, 2020, 12:47 AM

The resident rat

I was getting ready to enjoy a relaxing weekend when I saw the unmistakable droppings that could only mean one thing. There was a rat in the house — my house! I had no idea how it got in or where it was hiding. I know it hasn’t left and I’m not happy about that. Usually, I’m...

Friday, August 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

It’s not Big Tech, it’s us

Tech giants Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Twitter have been under attack lately not just by hackers but also lawmakers. The latter have repeatedly accused the big corporations of having too much power and so want to break them up. I think these platforms only have as much power as we grant...

Friday, August 7, 2020, 6:38 AM

What I imagine a Kanye West Presidency would be like

Disregard the recent explosive drama and rumours of an impending divorce and imagine Kanye taking the Oath of Office, The Kardashians in tow. Unlikely, but not impossible. Let’s put Kanye aside for a moment. Can you imagine what his election would do for The Kardashians’ ratings? No...

Friday, July 31, 2020, 12:00 AM

"You'll Never Win Again," they said

In case anyone needs reminding, Liverpool are the reigning Premier League Champions. I'll leave it to the pundits to continue pointing out all the things that were or weren't in existence when the club last won the coveted title 30 years ago. All the more poignant that The...

Sunday, July 26, 2020, 11:36 AM

The end of “come as you are”

So, church is back in business after months of closure. Did you go? How did you make the cut because as you know, this business of welcoming any and everybody to ‘God’s House’ is pretty much over and church authorities must be agonising over who to let in, or are they? With only...

Friday, July 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

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