‘Retelling Africa’ writing competition expands to attract African writers

Retelling Africa writing competition will enable young African writers to showcase their talent, says Dominque Uwase Alonga, the founder of Imagine We Rwanda, the organisers of the competition.  The competition is the first regional writing competition open to all African poets, novelists,...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Origins of ordinary things: Graduation gowns

Wearing academic robes is a tradition that dates back to at least the 12th Century, around the time when the first universities were being founded in Europe. During this time, most scholars were also clerics or aspiring clerics, and excess in apparel was not encouraged. As such, in the beginning,...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda should tap into culinary tourism – Chef Claude

Claude Bigayimpunzi, also known as Chef Claude, discovered his love for cooking and the various opportunities it comes with, something that has earned him a wealth of experience in reputable kitchens.  He shared with Sunday Magazine’s Sharon Kantengwa about his experience, passion for...

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

Health experts call for more efforts in malaria prevention

Rwanda still grapples with challenges to reduce its malaria burden but experts say the dream to eliminate disease by 2030 is possible if public sensitisation about malaria prevention is stepped up. Central African countries surveyed in the opinion study issued at an RBM Partnership to End...

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

The joys and tyranny of WhatsApp groups

Over time, WhatsApp group chats are now a common feature for WhatsApp users who want to organise a holiday, or just keep in touch with friends who are miles apart, workgroups, family groups, acquaintances, and the list could be unbearably long. Joy Umurerwa is in lots of group chats with her...

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

Meddy to perform in one of the biggest concerts in Tanzania

U.S-based Rwandan musician, Meddy, real name, Médard Ngabo has been listed among the artistes expected to perform at Wasafi Festival, making him the first Rwandan singer to ever grace the stage. The festival slated from Saturday, November 7 until 9, is organised by Wasafi Record Label, owned by...

Friday, November 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rape trauma syndrome through the eyes of a victim

Throughout her life, 25-year-old Patricia Uwantege has dealt with various episodes of violence. One that stood out, however, was when she was raped at the age of 16 by a trusted friend. “There were many cases of attempted rape, even at the age of three, that I luckily survived, but this...

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12:00 AM

Origins of ordinary things: Croissant

As French as it may sound, the buttery, flaky croissant was inspired by the Austrian ‘kipfel’, a crescent-shaped baked good featuring a generous amount of butter or lard and sometimes sugar and almonds. According to popular lore, the ‘kipfel’ originated in 1683 as a...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Ikawa talk: Introducing creative conversations around art

Dolph Banza, a visual artist and founder of Inkstain, a creative company that creates different illustrations for different institutions and Malik Shaffy, a creative entrepreneur, a few months ago started their video blog, Ikawa talk, a creative conversation about art, design and creativity....

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

Toxic masculinity and its effects on women empowerment

For a long time, toxic masculinity has become a general explanation for male violence and sexism, triggered by the patriarchal system.  It refers to the socially-constructed attitudes that describe the masculine gender role as violent, unemotional, and sexually aggressive, among others, that...

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 12:00 AM

Origins of ordinary things: Thermos flask

Thanks to the invention of a thermos flask, people do not have to warm their beverages as the flask is made to keep them hot or cold for longer duration by maintaining their temperature. Sir James Dewar, a scientist at Oxford University, invented the “vacuum flask” in 1892 in the...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kigali to host International Pharmaceutical Congress

Rwanda will, this week, host the International Pharmaceutical Congress, which is expected to attract over 700 delegates from Africa and the rest of the world. The two-day summit, which runs on October 30 and 31, will attract pharmacists, health professionals, academicians, researchers and...

Monday, October 28, 2019, 11:49 AM

Chef Kyomuhendo wins regional Silverchef competition

Chef Charles Kyomuhendo from Volcanoes Safaris National Park scooped the silverhat in a competitive cook-off against some of the region’s top young chefs. This was during the fifth edition of the Gorilla Highlands Silverchef Competition that was held at the Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel in...

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 12:20 AM

Black Food Festival comes to Kigali

After a successful experience in Nairobi, the Black Food Festival will come to Kigali on October 26, at Kigali Serena Hotel.  Dubbed, Kigali Black Food Festival, the event is a celebration of unique and nutritious foods and products that are black or very dark. “We decided to host...

Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Origins of ordinary things: Revolving chair

Most of the executive office chairs today have castor wheels that are having a five-star base. These caster wheels in the office chairs provide better comfort and balance and with these wheels you can move around easily and rotate to 360 degrees. Before the 19th Century, according to Workplace...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

Gen Rwigamba’s body arrives

The body of Brig. Gen. (rtd) Andrew Rwigamba, who passed away at an Egyptian hospital on Thursday, arrived in the country yesterday aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight. It was immediately taken to the mortuary at the Rwanda Military Hospital-Kanombe, his family said. The flight arrived at...

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

How PechaKucha Night Kigali went down

The second edition of PechaKucha Night Kigali that took place on Thursday night at Westerwelle Startup Haus, was well-attended, and left the audience with a number of take home lessons. PechaKucha is a fast-paced format in which each speaker has 20 slides, each set to automatically move forward...

Friday, October 18, 2019, 6:53 PM

Sangwa on the rise of Intayoberana to stardom

When she founded Intayoberana, a Rwandan traditional dance troupe, six years ago, for Aline Sangwa Kagemere, it was just another traditional troupe added to the already existing ones in the country. However, as the troupe became a success, performing at several stages and attracting more members...

Friday, October 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Gen Rwigamba’s body expected Friday

The body of former Commissioner General of Police Brig. Gen. Andrew Rwigamba is expected in the country at around 1p.m Friday. Rwigamba passed away Thursday from a hospital in Cairo, Egypt where he was receiving treatment.  This was confirmed by Faroh Ndahiro, the young brother...

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 9:35 PM

Origin of ordinary things: Backpack

Backpacks are a staple for many types of people: working professionals, travelers, hikers and, most of all, students. From leather straps to JanSport packs, the modern student backpack is only about 44 years old and has seen many new fads and changes in a short amount of time. According to Time...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 12:00 AM