‘Come we stay’ relationships

I find it interesting that the majority of Rwandan girls hardly move out of their parents’ home unless they are moving into a man’s home as a wife. A man who has made himself known to her family and officially asked for her hand in marriage. However, there could be some who find...

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10:25 PM

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, 12:09 AM

Given a chance, would you still choose your family?

Last Sunday, the preacher in my church was talking about ‘sonship’ and the privileges that come with being a child of ‘so and so’. He was speaking in reference to the relationship between man and God but it’s his earthly examples that got me thinking, especially...

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 11:35 PM

Social media friendships: Is it time to reconsider?

Over the past few years, the social media phenomenon has rapidly grown and penetrated almost every family and home across the globe. With its growth, more and more people are struggling to maintain actual physical relationships and instead are focusing on pokes, likes and compliments from social...

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 9:29 PM

The power of giving

In my line of work, it is not unusual to be called to the reception to meet a stranger. These strangers come in all shapes and forms, with all manner of stories and at times with different motives. Over the years, some of the stories I have listened to have surprised me, others have shocked me, and...

Thursday, July 5, 2018, 10:50 PM

Be good, do good, it finds its way back to you

I have always said and continue to believe that the world is full of good people. Unfortunately, due to various stereotypes, we find it hard to give each other a chance to be and do good. For instance, I have met people who claim to hate someone else yet they barely know them. I have also met...

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 10:47 PM

The era of deadbeat dads

Every third Sunday of June is designated Father’s Day and each year on this day, people around the world find various ways to honour the fathers and father-figures in their lives. Unfortunately, we live in times when more and more mothers are playing both their role and that of the father...

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 8:44 PM

Kigali grocery shopping situation

Kigali is really going to teach me how to plan, budget and shop ahead. Unlike in the past where I would bump into vegetable sellers in every corner, in Kigali I have to embark on a whole journey before I find a grocery stall. You must really look to find one because groceries are not sold...

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 10:41 PM

To leave or not to leave my parents’ home?

Recentlyon the Kigali in the Morning show, we had a discussion on when is the right age for one to leave their parents’ home and live on their own. This is normally a sensitive subject, like many other subjects considered personal. I have a friend who has done well for himself. Jackie...

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 8:17 PM

We can control what we say about ourselves

Last week the world commemorated Africa Day 2018, something done annually on May 25 to, amongst other things, symbolise the determination of the people of Africa to free themselves from foreign domination. My sister Linda coordinated a successful Africa Day event at Trinity College Dublin and had...

Friday, June 1, 2018, 4:00 AM

Unmarried and taking my time

Whenever someone says ‘life is tough’ I smile and wish I could tell them it’s not tough till they have lived to Meghan Markle’s age in some parts of this world without a husband or a wife. Why is it always so important for someone to ask another why they are not married? Is...

Friday, May 25, 2018, 3:00 AM

Kigali, how do you do it?

The beginning of 2017 also marked the beginning of my 9th year on the same job as a radio show host. Something hit me; I wanted a change of routine. In fact, I went down on my knees and told God I needed a major shift in my life— I was desperate for change. I remember browsing through the...

Friday, May 18, 2018, 4:01 AM

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