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In search for real and tangible outcomes

16 days of activism against violence are on; I remember writing about it last year and a few weeks back I was trying to take stock of what has been achieved so far. It’s been disastrous, especially with the Covid-19 pandemic which has not helped the situation at all. There are women who at...

Friday, November 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

Advice from self-appointed marriage counsellor

James has a wedding coming up and we caught up for a chat about that. What do majority of the people consider the most important things in a marriage, what ought to be discussed, honestly? Finances, sex and children! In regards to children it is about the number and quality of life their parents...

Friday, November 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

The festive-election season

It seems to be a season ripe for elections with Tanzania having just come out of it and the incumbent President John Pombe Magufuli being declared winner. He was inaugurated yesterday for a new five-year term. On winning, Magufuli thanked Tanzanians for trusting him. His opponent, Tundu Lissu, who...

Friday, November 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

Friend turned foe

There’s a thin line between friend and rival; a woman or man that you consider your best friend also has the closest proximity to your better half, it means they have access to each other and even if spotted somewhere together it won’t raise that high an alarm because they are friends...

Friday, October 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

Your experience could be a lesson for another

I recently had a chat with a colleague and he asked what I plan to do in future when I leave the media; that time will certainly come, problem is each time I try to think about it I find myself stuck. Why is it hard for many of us to think and plan for the future? I have met several people that did...

Friday, October 23, 2020, 9:08 AM

Weddings: The ‘unwanted’ guest

I listened to a song by a Tanzanian artiste that describes a wedding ceremony so accurately that I replayed it over and over. At a wedding there will always be different characters; we have those that come to witness their ex being married to another person, with some feeling happy they were there...

Friday, October 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

Black tax shenanigans

People normally talk about black tax and we shove it aside or just never get deeper into it. In some circles ‘Black tax’ is the name given to the struggle by young professionals to provide financial support to their family members who are not in employment, or lack an income. ...

Friday, October 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Let’s not reach out to others only in times of need

I recently got a call from an acquaintance from the past; someone I was with in college and one with whom I never really stayed in touch after that phase.  With social media, a lot of people have been able to stay in communication if they really wanted to. Basically if there is...

Friday, October 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

School fees for marriage

Like a very weird coincidence, I saw two different stories of people crying foul after being dumped by those they felt owed them their lives. A guy named Edwin dumped his lady when he was done with his studies and had gotten a job, thanks to financing from his then girlfriend, let’s call her...

Friday, September 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

Till a crime of passion does us part!

On the September 9 a Ghanaian pastor killed his wife in the city of Orlando. The man of God loaded his gun went to his wife’s place of work, a bank, and shot her dead in the presence of her colleagues. He was not a common ‘mwananchi or muturage’, he headed a congregation, he run a...

Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

It is possible to prevent suicide

Last week I wrote about people moving on after the death of a spouse, and the story was based on a lady who had lost her 19-year-old husband after he committed suicide in the family garage. Camryn, the wife, opened up about how he died and shared the full story with the aim of addressing anyone who...

Friday, September 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

Death of a spouse: Are women stronger than men?

Are women stronger than men when it comes to grieving and moving on after the death of a spouse? I recently watched a YouTube video of a 19-year-old girl who became widowed after her also 19-year-old husband took his own life. According to her, they got pregnant at the age of 16, breaking the...

Friday, September 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

The story of matchmaking

Indian Matchmaking’ is a Netflix production that features Sima ‘aunty’ Taparia, a matchmaker who helps people unlucky in love to find those that they can connect with. Arranged marriages are a common thing in India and other parts of the world. Traditionally in Africa it was done...

Friday, August 28, 2020, 12:00 AM

Women get emotionally attached to relationships

The decision to walk out of a relationship is never an easy one women make, especially where children are involved. Bear with friends who keep coming to you for advice and each time you think it’s over, they go back. You are then invited back to their house and served by a woman wearing a...

Friday, August 21, 2020, 12:50 AM

Are we getting more ‘leeches’?

Have you heard about the ‘dry’ Rwandan dating market? If you live or have lived in Rwanda as a single woman, you might know what I’m talking about. Forget the days when they would not look in your direction, matters worsened, today a lot of men have diverted from being providers...

Friday, August 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

When a guy misreads his lady

For a long time I have quietly sat and watched groups of men lament over how they spent their money on some undeserving woman, and I wondered why they were with a woman they describe as undeserving in the first place. And did she force him to spend the money on her?  A few years back my...

Friday, August 7, 2020, 6:43 AM

Conflict resolution; leave the children out

A  certain lady got into an altercation with her husband, apparently over infidelity. Today, infidelity or not, the focus is on the fact that the woman of the home walked to the husband’s car and vandalised it out of rage. As she did this, the husband pulled out a phone and started...

Friday, July 31, 2020, 12:00 AM

Coping with the loss of a friend

July 17 was a Friday like any other; normally the highlight of the week at the office. The radio show is easy with live DJ mixes, live streaming and the rest of the day characterised by little pressure. This particular Friday, our colleague Emma said it was his son’s birthday and he wanted us...

Friday, July 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Instagram live with the President; my experience

I recently had the pleasure of being selected among different personalities for an Instagram live interaction with President Paul Kagame. A lot of things ran through my mind. What is it I have always wanted to hear the President say, what question would I ask if I had even one minute to interview...

Friday, July 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

The concept of an open relationship

Jada Pinkett, wife to Actor Will Smith, trended this week after singer August Alsina claimed he had a love affair with the actress for years. He went on to say that her husband Will Smith knew about it and gave them his blessing. The Smith couple has previously denied divorce rumours, with Jada...

Friday, July 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

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