Employing creativity

Briefly give us a description of your duties and responsibilities at workAs the creative director I receive briefs from clients, I oversee the brainstorming of ideas, concept development, research and execution of the branding or advertisement. When a client is in need of our services they send in...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

New Korean firm to share profits with communities

Not many a business opens shop with a view to using part of its profits to benefit community causes. Such enterprises, which operate under the social marketing concept, are not common in Rwanda. Most companies want to make as much profits as possible and pocket the whole of it.  This trend...

Sunday, August 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

I am not organising Miss Rwanda anymore but I am still a fan, says Hope Azeda

In the 1990s, Hope Azeda took it upon herself to tell stories and touch people’s lives through movies and theatre. And in her quest to tell stories, the bubbly actress has achieved what very few would have expected her to achieve. In her more than a decade long career, she has traversed the...

Friday, August 16, 2013, 12:00 AM

Canvas shoes: style and comfort guaranteed

The saying that a man is judged by the shoes on his feet is at times taken too far with some people preferring to bear being uncomfortable in order to look trendy. But canvas shoes can remedy that; they let you be comfortable and at the same time look trendy. They are ideal for both men and women...

Friday, August 16, 2013, 12:00 AM

I am not organising Miss Rwanda anymore but I am still a fan, says Hope Azeda

In the 1990s, Hope Azeda took it upon herself to tell stories and touch people’s lives through movies and theatre. And in her quest to tell stories, the bubbly actress has achieved what very few would have expected her to achieve. In her more than a decade long career, she has traversed...

Friday, August 16, 2013, 12:00 AM

The teenage drinking menace: Who is to blame?

On the August 4, a bar in the leafy suburbs of Nyarutarama hit the headlines of various media outlets for all the wrong reasons. Three people including the proprietor were picked up by police for allegedly serving alcohol to a minor. The girl’s parents and other parents called the police...

Thursday, August 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

What is troubling our generation?

Charles Dickens’ book A Tale of Two Cities describes the times of our generation best.  “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, itwas the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of...

Thursday, August 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

The teenage drinking menace: Who is to blame?

On the August 4, a bar in the leafy suburbs of Nyarutarama hit the headlines of various media outlets for all the wrong reasons. Three people including the proprietor were picked up by police for allegedly serving alcohol to a minor. The girl’s parents and other parents called the police on...

Thursday, August 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

Passion and commitment will take you a long way

The days when investors in real estate simply followed their gut feelings are long gone. These days any serious investor in the sector will make time to consult a real estate manager on the validity of investments they are eyeing. Later, some even go ahead to contract the services of a real estate...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

Energy drinks: The good, bad and ugly

John Mgirane works long hours. During the day, he works as customer care at a telecommunications company, and, at night, he helps out at his mother’s supermarket in Kimironko. The supermarket runs until midnight. It wears him out and to get that extra burst of energy, he relies on energy...

Monday, August 12, 2013, 12:00 AM

Using mobile applications to ease business processes

With technological  advancement, businesses no longer have to spend huge sums of money on adverts to reach out to clients. ICT firms are now able to build and avail mobile applications to help businesses reduce unnecessary transactions and communication costs.Innocent Kaneza the CEO of ESICIA...

Monday, August 12, 2013, 12:00 AM

Energy drinks: The good, bad and ugly

John Mgirane works long hours. During the day, he works as customer care at a telecommunications company, and, at night, he helps out at his mother’s supermarket in Kimironko. The supermarket runs until midnight. It wears him out and to get that extra burst of energy, he relies on energy...

Sunday, August 11, 2013, 12:00 AM

How safe are you on that moto?

Patrick Brisebois, a Canadian volunteer for a local nongovernmental organisation, carries a helmet wherever he goes though he doesn’t own a motorcycle. He does it for two reasons. “When we come into the country we are presented with the helmet for safety reasons because the ones given...

Saturday, August 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

Former Miss Tanzania making it big in Rwanda’s fashion industry

Recently, leading international fashion houses like Gucci, Michael Kors and Yves Laurent have been using African prints in their collections and collaborating with African designers. The latest development has caused excitement to most African designers, most of them terming it as the ultimate...

Friday, August 9, 2013, 12:00 AM

Former Miss Tanzania making it big in Rwanda’s fashion industry

Recently, leading international fashion houses like Gucci, Michael Kors and Yves Laurent have been using African prints in their collections and collaborating with African designers. The latest development has caused excitement to most African designers, most of them terming it as the ultimate...

Friday, August 9, 2013, 12:00 AM

Watches: more than just time pieces

A good watch does more than just tell the time. It is supposed to give the wearer class and enhance his style. It’s a fashion statement. And this applies to both men and women. Your watch is as important as your handbag or as appropriate as a tie’s pattern. Despite the prevalence of...

Friday, August 9, 2013, 12:00 AM

Things women do in pursuit of beauty

My neighbour, a lady who works at an insurance company, was transferred from her front office reception to a less conspicuous office. She has been rubbing in skin lightening creams religiously, with aims to brighten the complexion of her face and other visible body parts like the hands and neck. I...

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 12:00 AM

You have to learn to be around different people

Social workers’ roles are as diverse as the numerous needs of a given community. You are likely to find them in the health sector, education sector, community justice and so many other diverse areas where people depend on their services to achieve development. One of them is Oliver Karambizi...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 12:00 AM

Demystifying epilepsy

Last month, a young lady had a seizure in a banking hall in at a local bank in town. To most she seemed fine when she walked in, she queued like everyone else. It was hot and stuffy. At some point she excused herself from the queue to take a seat. Suddenly, she fell over with a thud and lay...

Sunday, August 4, 2013, 12:00 AM

Failure is my greatest fear, says K FM’s Ginty

Complex is the single word that can best describe Cynthia Umurungi a.k.a Ginty. She is a girl of many faces and trades: she is a radio presenter, businesswoman and the national commissioner for the National Youth Council. But even with her impressive CV, she still strikes you as an ordinary lady....

Friday, August 2, 2013, 12:00 AM

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