MINISPOC remembers fallen artistes

A host of local musicians, on Tuesday, joined the Ministry of Sports and Culture (MINISPOC) to honour fellow artistes slain during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The commemoration was held at indoor Petit Stade in Remera, Kigali. Artistes who attended included Diplomat, Dr. Claude, G7, Holy...

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 12:00 AM

What to lie and not lie about

Well, today is Fools Day, you’re free to lie about anything you think about and later claim you did it because it is April 1st. However it’s important for us to realize that some jokes we make on this day can be disastrous yet all we intended was a light-hearted joke or trick. Some people think...

Thursday, March 31, 2011, 12:00 AM

Meet Rina Ntagonzera: Captain of Rwanda’s Women Cricket Team

Most people perceive Cricket as a man’s sport, however Rwanda’s women are leveling playing grounds at all fields in their quest to make gender equality a success story. Rina Ntagonzera has risen up to the occasion and managed to become a leader in Cricket, a sport mainly dominated by men in the...

Thursday, March 24, 2011, 12:00 AM

Focus: Rwandan movies premiere in Belgium

Someone once said: “everything changes, but beauty remains.” Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this -- a shining moment and red carpet rolling. Just like its economic, social and political fields, Rwanda’s film industry is a force to reckon with. Next month, two Rwandan filmmakers will...

Saturday, March 19, 2011, 12:00 AM

Belts also matter!!

Often we tend to undermine some little things, yet at the end of the day, they’ll (little things) be the ones that will ruin your day. Belts are some of the most essential things that determine how smart one is but people (men especially) have on and again undermined there relevance. It’s high time...

Saturday, March 19, 2011, 12:00 AM

The Bachelors party

It’s not a common phenomenon for rural couples to organize parties before and after the wedding. However, the habit of throwing bachelors’ parties and wedding after parties is catching up like wild fire in urban Rwanda. The bachelor’s party (also called kasiki) is the most outstanding of wedding...

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 12:00 AM

Fashion/Style: Boots beat the weather

This year’s rainy season just got underway, and it looks like it won’t stop anytime soon. Umbrellas, leather coats and sweaters have become the latest trend on streets around Kigali. However, something so important for this nasty weather has been left out, boots. Today we look at all kinds of boots...

Sunday, March 13, 2011, 12:00 AM

Local tour company woos visitors from Germany

Victoria International, a local company specializing in Travel...

Sunday, March 6, 2011, 12:00 AM

Fashion/Style: Is it the Skinny Jeans Revolution?

During holiday seasons, a lot of new fashion trends are introduced to our hilly country by ‘summers’, ‘come froms’ or people from ‘outside countries (OCS)’ as we normally call them. Last year, almost every male ‘Summer’ had something identical; skinny jeans, and its not that they’d all planned to...

Saturday, March 5, 2011, 12:00 AM

Why fight so hard to stay young

There’s an old saying that ‘old is gold’ but is everything that glitters gold? Looking at the rate at which most people are fighting hard to stay young, I would say no. ]My answer is supported by analysis over the years of the things and values which are attributed to being “old”. Old age goes hand...

Friday, March 4, 2011, 12:00 AM

Movie Reviews

Movies about age As this week’s theme was age, I took time to compile some movies that talk about age in all sorts of ways.  They are meant to entertain every age group, so got out and catch one of them. Enjoy. Grumpy old men John and Max are elderly men living next door to each other. They’re...

Friday, March 4, 2011, 12:00 AM

Movie Reviews

About Schmidt’s About Schmidt is sure to provoke polarized reactions. Stoked by the success of Election, director Alexander Payne and cowriter Jim Taylor have altered Louis Begley’s novel to suit their comedic agenda, turning Nicholson’s titular character into a 66-year-old, newly retired Omaha...

Friday, March 4, 2011, 12:00 AM

Insights: Empowering rwandan women through business

Perhaps one of government’s biggest achievements in the last fifteen years or so has been the empowering of its women. Currently the Rwandan parliament has the biggest number of women in parliament world wide. Linda Trau is an American woman who has been in Rwanda three times and runs several...

Friday, March 4, 2011, 12:00 AM

Dscotty ready to step into brother’s footsteps

IT’S now a universal truth that family ties are tough things to break and this is no exception with music. In this case, the families of: Rwandan veteran singer, Athanase Sentore, Ugandan’s Dr. Jose Chameleon and Bobi Wine, the legendary Jackson family, Will Smith, to mention a few, are...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 12:00 AM

Fashion/Style: Is it the Skinny Jeans Revolution?

During holiday seasons, a lot of new fashion trends are introduced to our hilly country by ‘summers’, ‘come froms’ or people from ‘outside countries (OCS)’ as we normally call them.Last year, almost every male ‘Summer’ had something identical; skinny jeans, and its not that they’d all planned to...

Saturday, February 26, 2011, 12:00 AM

Ganza joins Film University

The last time we heard about him, he was referred to as Rwanda’s ‘king of dance’, an established event organizer and all-round entertainer. Then he left the country for the US to pursue his studies. With all his talents, our very own Didier Ganza will,in May, 2011, enroll in one of America’s most...

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 12:00 AM

Gilbert Ndahayo completes Film course

It looks like, in the near future, we will no longer need foreign film directors that have been the makers of Rwandan films. Well, US–based Rwandan film star, Gilbert Ndahayo, is set to graduate with a Masters degree in Film directing and Film writing from Columbia University’s Ivy League School of...

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 12:00 AM

Frank Joe welcomes first child

CANADA-BASED Rwandan artiste, Frank Joe, has become a father as his wife Melanie Gale gave birth to their first child together, on Valentine’s Day Eve, February 13. The newborn infant is healthy and his name is Taye Rukundo. Joe was reportedly, was by his wife’s side when she gave birth to the...

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 12:00 AM

Rwanda’s duo for Real in collabo with Gen. Ozzy

Rwandan duo ‘Two for Real’ of Aidan Innocent and Ricky Pius Rukabuza have completed ‘That love’, a song they did with Zambian musician Gen Ozzy of the ‘Potential’ fame. The group which has, so far, released three tracks off their upcoming 12 track album titled ‘Angel’ will be travelling to Uganda...

Sunday, February 20, 2011, 12:00 AM

Cine Star cinema re-launched

THERE is certainly no better day to revive a cinema of Cine Star’s calibre than Valentine’s Day, a day when lovers and lonely hearts alike want to watch romantic movies and be in the mood of lovers. So, on the evening of Valentine’s Day, my colleagues and I decided to go Cine Star cinema located in...

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 12:00 AM