A career you love or a career that pays?

I remember growing up, teachers, guardians and parents would ask us, “What would you like to be when you grow up?” The answers would always be ‘a doctor’, ‘a teacher’, ‘a surgeon’, ‘an engineer’ and all other “high-ranking jobs...

Sunday, June 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

Inside a woman’s makeup world

Almost every woman in Kigali wears makeup, some say it makes a woman look beautiful and more confident. You must know someone who cannot go out of the house without manipulating their jaw line to look sharper and more defined, or their nose. Or maybe that person is you! In fact, there seems to be...

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 9:32 PM

How we use Apps to make decisions today

You may have known it by now or you may have been doing it without knowing but once, twice or even very often you have relied on social media and other applications to make a decision before purchasing items or visiting a place. Studies show that social technologies actually exist to solve...

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Life is precious! Make the most of each day in 2019

As we are still in the New Year spirit I have a piece of advice for every reader today. I know by now you  have come across so many motivational talks and when you look east, west, right, left and centre there may be too much to grasp all at once, yet everything seems beneficial in some sort...

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Dating deal breakers of 2019?

I am a young eligible maiden who is trying not to succumb to the social pressures of marriage. I am well aware that the biological clock is ticking, my mother and aunties remind me of that more frequently than I can count, but I would rather take time to make informed and mature decisions and...

Sunday, January 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Some annoying behaviours to leave behind in 2018!

I follow a number of social media influencers on my platforms and this is one of the most interesting topics I picked from a vloggers’ insta-stories during the New Year countdown period. The vlogger was sharing her frustration about some annoying behaviours by her followers in her private...

Saturday, January 5, 2019, 11:13 PM

How to live on a budget this holiday season

Money and saving must be the last thing on your mind this season but it is important that we have a discussion or thought process around this, because January is known to be the longest and penniless month of the year.  We tend to go all out in December planning trips, hosting parties, giving...

Saturday, December 22, 2018, 11:22 PM

Tourism in the age of technological advancements

2018 must have been one of the best years for the tourism industry in Rwanda and we cannot wait for what next year has in store for this vibrant industry. Rwanda Development Board actually projects a turnover of approximately 74 Million by the end of 2018. The year started with the launch of...

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 12:18 AM

Why you should try Nyungwe Park guided nature walks

I remember my trip to Nyungwe National Park vividly, I went with a group of domestic tourists in a convoy of vehicles branded Tembera U Rwanda, up and down through the beautiful hilly landscapes of Remarkable Rwanda. We also made stops in Nyangarama for some of that tasty roasted meat, maize...

Sunday, November 25, 2018, 12:00 AM

Knowledge is not only power but profit too

Once in a while I listen to this online platforms that drive influential, powerful and thought leadership conversations, you should try it sometime its enlightening. In one of those occasions I was on the treadmill at the gym, with over 40 minutes to walk on a 15% incline, it felt more like an in-...

Friday, November 16, 2018, 4:23 PM

What is all the conspiracy against baby showers?

I have come across more than enough articles to get on my nerves about how baby showers are a modern day rip-off. I mean, society has become so self centered that friends and family no longer find the act of giving rise to a new born such a mysterious ascendancy in nature, that is worth...

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9:52 PM

Five lessons to learn early in life

This piece is for all millennials and young adults who are sailing through this thing called Life. You get to experience challenges and sometimes learn from other people’s life experiences, but one thing remains clear, that as you cruise though this journey, you have moments where you...

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 7:56 PM

It’s time to get your wellness goals for 2019 running

The holiday season is two months away. Aren’t we all excited? I guess I am the most excited writer you will come across, because every week I have to fight the urge to write something related to the December holidays. Maybe I have also had enough of 2018 and all its ups and downs, I don...

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10:00 PM

Food for thought for every professional

I was listening to a discussion the other day, which spiraled into a debate as participants could not agree to disagree from a professional stand-point. The conversation was on whether society would be best served, if enterprises employed young professionals who are skilled, trained/educated and...

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 7:55 PM

The multilingual advantages of being Rwandan

Let me first start by saying I envy all Rwandans who are eloquent in Kinyarwanda, French, English and Kiswahili, you posses such relational power, that you can blend with almost more than half of the people in the world, work anywhere and even do business as well. Ever heard of the phrase, a jack...

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 8:36 PM

Why the use of ICT in East Africa is not picking up like the rest of the world

If you have ever had a really busy day to run a number of errands and you feel as though visiting a public office to tick a few items off your checklist will slow your day or waste your time, then you will embrace the technological revolution that is going on around the world when you get to...

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 8:08 PM

Why you should avoid a stay-cation this Christmas and New Year’s holiday

The long holiday season is less than three months away and the hype that goes with it is just about to start, this is one of the best times of the year and what better way to enjoy it than to go for a vacation with your loved ones.  To some people, travelling to a different destination during...

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 12:12 AM

The peaks and troughs of planning a wedding

Summer in this part of the world always comes with lots of activities and it marks the highlight of the wedding season. I met a couple of busy bees attending one wedding after the other over a chain of weekends, despite their fatigue. I guess one way to be there for one another is to always honour...

Sunday, September 23, 2018, 12:24 AM

Why do ladies often rebuff a compliment?

Have you ever remarked favourably about a friend’s outfit and their response was something like, “Thank you, I wasn’t even sure of what to wear today so I picked the first random thing”, or maybe their response went like, “oh really? I didn’t even know this...

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:47 PM

Are operators doing enough to tap into domestic tourism?

There is this saying that if you have visited a place once before, there is no need to go back. Ever asked a friend if they would like to plan a trip with you to Lake Kivu and the answer is “I have been there before what else is there to see”? Then you understand the gist of this piece...

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

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