Can office politics make or break your career?

Imagine working hard and positioning yourself well for a promotion at work. You even went the extra mile and mentored new teammates — empowering them to become self-sufficient and competent employees. But in the face of your clear effort, nothing pays off and you are suffering from a...

Friday, September 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Relationships: The daunting impact of infidelity

They were married for almost a year when Alex found out that his spouse was cheating on him. His gut had warned him but he had chosen to ignore the signs, and when he finally discovered the truth, he was devastated.  He felt betrayed, he blamed himself for not being enough for he had done...

Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

How one woman is facilitating survival for single mothers in the Diaspora

Anne Marie Mukankusi has been living in the United States for over 23 years. She left the country after losing her parents during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.  As a single mother living in a foreign country, she has witnessed first-hand the hurdles that come with seeking survival...

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

#FreeThePeriod Initiative: Championing the fight against period poverty

For many girls, life is put on hold when they get their period. On top of the pain and discomfort, they can’t access period products and in order to deal with the menstrual flow, some use old cloths, toilet paper, newspapers or even tree leaves. They literally use anything that would help...

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Church has to improve – Bishop Rusengo

Bishop Nathan Amooti Rusengo is the new Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Kigali. For the last eight years, he served as the Bishop for the Diocese of Cyangugu. His involvement in the church started when he was still a young man he uncovered his calling in evangelism while he was still a high...

Monday, September 2, 2019, 1:56 AM

Gatekeeper parenting: What is the impact?

Valence’s marriage hit the rocks when he and his wife had their first child. Parenting was new for them; they would bicker and argue over everything from diaper changes to when and what their son fed on. “She thought she was the only one who could care for him and wanted to make all...

Friday, August 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

Sistah Circle Collective: Creating a just and safe space for women

Out of the need for a space that explores the complexities of black womanhood and their interaction with different systemic structures, Sistah Circle Collective was established. It is maintained by a group of six women that are set to change women’s narrative in society. The circle aims to...

Thursday, August 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

The art of delegation is vital for proper leadership – Eng. Ruhamya

In 2016, Coletha Uwineza Ruhamya was appointed as the Director-General of Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA). Prior to this, she served in various senior positions including as the minister of state for energy and water at the ministry of infrastructure and deputy director-general of...

Monday, August 26, 2019, 1:48 AM

Pet peeves: How bad can they strain a relationship?

The first few months of any relationship are always the best. You love your mate and just about anything about them. They are exactly what you dreamt of in a partner and at this point, it’s hard to imagine life without them.  But then over time, something changes and you’re not...

Friday, August 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

Meet the Australian couple nurturing vulnerable kids through music and dance

They were once vulnerable kids in the suburbs of Nyamirambo, some of them are from broken families, and others had been robbed of their destinies by the grip of poverty. But at Club Rafiki, these young boys and girls have found hope; they are resolute and are discovering their talents....

Friday, August 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

Ashimwe on defying societal labels of people living with disabilities

HER tweet caught my attention. 19-year-old Ange Theonastine Ashimwe was narrating the ordeal she encountered with security guards at the recent inauguration event of the Kigali Arena; she had been barred from using the elevator because she was in a wheel chair. As a young woman living with...

Thursday, August 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

Promotion at work: How do you move up that corporate ladder?

Edward has always taken his administrative job seriously. He is a reliable employee, comes to work on time, remarkably executes his duties and meets his performance targets. What puzzles him however is that even after all the five years he has been with the company; he has not been offered a...

Friday, August 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

Faith Victory Association: Restoring hope for vulnerable women

Jackline Numukobwa can now feed her family. Her children are guaranteed to have a meal and a place to call home. Unfortunately this was not always the case because she and the husband were jobless and entirely depended on farming, something that did not ease survival for their family. ...

Thursday, August 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

The highs and lows of fatherhood

The apartheid era forced South African comedian and television host, Trevor Noah, to grow up without a father. When he was twenty-four years old, his mother told him to find his father reasoning with him that, if he didn’t find him, he wouldn’t find himself. “You need to find...

Friday, August 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

Should marriage be the goal of every relationship?

Claire is in a relationship that many would frown upon. They have been dating for some months now and they decided that their relationship be based on building love rather chasing after the idea of marriage. “All we want is a healthy relationship for now-one where we respect and trust each...

Friday, July 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

The grief of a young widow

Early this year, a local pastor chose to remarry after losing her husband and the father to her three children. As a young woman in her late thirties, her husband had passed on due to health complications and she had waited for over four years to get married again, however, this didn’t save...

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Meet Kigali’s leading emcees

Emceeing is one of the most important roles at an event, but for a long time, this was more of a ‘side hustle’. However, this has since changed. Choosing the right emcee for a particular ceremony has become crucial, and being the host and facilitator of the event, an emcee can either...

Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Tushabe and the saxophone: A game changer in the music industry

A group of musicians, poets and dancers staged an outstanding performance at the recent celebrations of Liberation Day held at Amahoro Stadium. Among the performers, was Stella Tushabe, an exceptional saxophonist, whose skill defined and set the tune for the performance. The mix of her mellow and...

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Co-parenting: How will a divorce impact children?

In one of his sermons, Pastor Michael Todd of Transformation Church referred to divorce as the ‘ripping away of souls’ and that this is why it is so detrimental. He said that when people are married, they are connected emotionally, physically and mentally. “That’s why...

Friday, July 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

Femicide: A global issue that can’t be ignored

In January this year, the nation was shaken by the news of the murder of Alexia Mupende. The model had been killed by a domestic worker at her father’s home in Nyarugunga Sector, Kicukiro District. And though her death may or may not have been directly linked to femicide, the barbarian act...

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 12:00 AM