Music lovers promised memorable experience at Kassav’ show

Caribbea’s most legendary Zouk group, Kassav’, will next month  conduct their 40th anniversary tour. They will perform in Kigali as part of the tour. Coincidently, Rwandan R&B singer, Christopher Muneza will be celebrating a decade in music and for this reason, the two will...

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

Origin of ordinary things: High heels

While heels are a representative of femininity and glamour, almost solely designed for women, the high heel was originally considered men’s apparel. According to Teen Vogue, the origin of high-heels can be traced back to 15th Century Persia when soldiers wore them to help secure their feet...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

Should women be entitled to maternity leave after pregnancy loss?

In order to protect the rights of women employees during pregnancy and after childbirth, the Rwandan labour law makes it mandatory for establishments to offer maternity benefits to expecting employees. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for expectant mothers who suffer pregnancy loss,...

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Youth urged on patriotism as new books are launched

Young Rwandans have been encouraged to carry their Rwandan and African identity with pride and be active in the fight for the full independence of the continent. The call was made during the launch of two books, ‘New Rwanda from Hell to Heaven’ and ‘Africanism’ by Rwandan...

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 12:50 AM

Rwanda Movie Awards goes beyond borders

The Rwanda Movie Awards is extending its boundaries this year, encompassing its neighbours. Participating countries this year will include Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, DR Congo and Uganda. Requirements for applications that were open on January 15 include proof of ownership of movie and...

Friday, January 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

70-year-old Bamurangirwa on finding her purpose through writing books

At the age of 70, Patricia Bamurangirwa has five books to her name, released in a span of seven years. Born in Rwanda in 1949, Bamurangirwa’s family fled the country first as refugees to Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, and later to Tanzania and Kenya.  Shortly after they...

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

Origin of ordinary things: USB Flash drive

It is easy for us today to find a USB flash drive that suits our needs, whether you require high storage capacity or top tier components.  According to premiumusb.com, Fujio Masuoka a Japanese inventor who joined Toshiba in 1971 began working on a new storage memory concept while still a...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

Fashion: Out with the old, in with the new

The fashion industry is constantly changing. And many will agree that 2019 was yet another fashionable year, with glamour and bold style statements galore. Although not everyone can afford buying clothes from famous designers, if you know what items are preferred and how to match them, then you can...

Thursday, January 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Gospel artiste Gakunzi brings youth aid to Rwanda

Canada-based Rwandan worship leader and songwriter, Willy Makuza Gakunzi, has for years been engaging youth and people around him to participate in life-changing actions. Mid last year, he founded Heart of Worship in Action Foundation in Canada after his wife passed away, as a way of keeping her...

Sunday, January 5, 2020, 12:00 AM

Origins of ordinary things: Coffee maker

Coffee has been around a really long time. In fact, before it was a beverage it was crushed and held into a food ball. Over time, the coffee maker has evolved, with some evolutions resulting in much better coffee experiences and others sacrificing a bit of flavour for the convenience of quickly...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 12:00 AM

Sexual justice: The place of women’s sexuality in society

In matters of sexual health and pleasure, women have, for a long time, only have limited knowledge that’s been passed to them from generation to generation by their foremothers. Consideration of women's sexuality has often centered on its dangers and difficulties: unintended pregnancy...

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

Origin of Christmas Day

Every year, Christmas is celebrated to remember the birth of Jesus Christ, for who Christians believe is the Son of God. Although, The New Testament in the Bible does not provide any clues in regard to the actual date of Jesus’ birth, there are many different traditions and theories as to...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Origins of ordinary things: Artificial Christmas tree

Artificial trees have become one of the most popular Christmas decorations globally, because of the versatility that traditional trees don’t have, especially if you want to add different coloured leaves into the mix, and, they are easy to take down and store. According to Dambley’s...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

The consequences of gender inequality

Barely 18 years old, Doris, (name withheld) left her home due to poverty to find means of survival. Shortly after she left home, she was defiled and impregnated. While she was shunned away and became the laughing stock in her village, the father of her child walked around scot-free. With no...

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Origins of ordinary things: Drinking straws

Drinking straws represent one of the oldest eating utensils ever made, but the popularity only came with the industrial revolution of 1800s, introduction of rye grass straw, and later industrial produced paper straws.  According to Eating Utensils, their ability to transfer a beverage from...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

How to celebrate festive season sparingly

It is that time of the year again when festivities come down like rain and just as it is every year, December has more holidays than usual.  As some big companies are busy wooing customers, other firms are allocating huge amounts of money to promote products and services over the holiday...

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

Less is more? The rise of minimalism

Are we past the era when lavish lifestyles that comprised of expensive cars, mansions and clothes were ‘the dream’? Even with social pressure today that has many living beyond their means in an effort to ‘keep up appearances’, many are embracing minimalism — way of...

Friday, December 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Civil society: Unpaid care work keeping women in poverty

Policies and infrastructure that promote recognition, redistribution and reduction of domestic and care work between men and women are urgently needed to accelerate women’s economic empowerment.  The call was made by Civil Society Organisations, which argue that unpaid care and...

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

Origins of ordinary things: Air conditioner

Summer brings with it soaring temperatures and unbearable humidity, and as such, the air conditioner comes in handy. Air conditioning, however, has roots in second century China, where an inventor named Ding Huane crafted a manually powered rotary fan.  A common technique seen in...

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

Old is gold: But are you prepared for the third age?

Although acknowledged, old age is one of the least talked about topics in modern-day society. The “golden years” of adulthood is generally defined as the span of time between retirement and the beginning of age-imposed physical, emotional, and cognitive limitations, which today would...

Friday, December 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

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