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American blues legend Vasti Jackson in Rwanda to build music industry bridges

Multi-Grammy nominated, world renowned composer, guitarist, vocalist and producer Vasti Jackson is in Rwanda for a month long visit to understand the local industry, and give his contribution to building bridges between American and Rwandan artistes and music industry professionals in both...

Friday, November 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

American family’s mission to share Africa’s truth

Before they began a life of travel around the world, Aaron and Michelle Jackson say they have been nomads all their lives, having lived in different parts of the United States of America. 2015, however, marked their global nomadic life when together with their daughter Ala Jackson, they moved to...

Thursday, November 26, 2020, 12:00 AM

Origin of ordinary things: The motorbike helmet

The primary goal of a motorcycle helmet is motorcycle safety – to protect the rider’s head during impact, thus preventing or reducing head injury and saving the rider’s life. Some helmets provide additional conveniences, such as ventilation, face shields, ear protection, intercom...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 12:18 AM

The dos and don’ts of consoling a grieving person

Often, we will have good intentions yet it’s easy to feel helpless when a friend, or someone you know is grieving a loved one. “What should say? Should I cheer them up? Will a hug suffice?” could be questions running through your mind once you are hit with the news. Some people...

Friday, November 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Artiste Sherry Uwase on her growing music career

Sherry Uwase kicked off her music career as a gospel singer who often performed at churches and concerts.  Later, she began doing song covers, and before long, began exploring other genres with her own songs like “Gerayo” and “Bouger”.  The singer, songwriter...

Friday, November 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

A social enterprise’s zeal to curb ‘period poverty’

Among the things Rwanda is known for, is its efforts in promoting women empowerment and its environmental friendliness.  With similar idealistic passions, Aicha Seifelislam, a Sudanese national, decided to contribute to the country’s women empowerment and zero waste through her social...

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

How to effectively juggle multiple jobs

Having a second job is a lifesaver for many people, especially young professionals. Being able to get an extra income from a second job can help you cater for extra expenses or even beef up your savings account but also protects you from the risk of losing your primary income source. Balancing...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Origin of ordinary things: Compass

A compass is an instrument for navigation and orientation. It has a magnetic needle or a card that can rotate freely, and if positioned horizontally it will align itself with the magnetic field of the Earth and point Magnetic North-South.  The first compass, according to historyofcompass....

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Mental health activist on making campaign public

One in four Rwandans suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, nearly one in every six adults in Rwanda suffers from depression, according to statistics from Partners in Health, which explains why different organisations have, over the years, scaled up their efforts to raise awareness on mental...

Monday, November 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

Why you should listen to your child

A story circulated on social media about a lady who noticed that her five-year-old daughter was not well. She took her to the doctor and to her horror, found out that her child had been sexually molested, by the driver who took her to school every day.  One may ask how long it took for...

Friday, November 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

Author reflects on life as a refugee, writing journey

John Muyenzi never thought he would be a published author. However, his experience as a refugee, his previous work  in the field of development, as well as past and present events happening around the world, got him asking questions about humanity and its relations, which led to his book, We...

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12:10 AM

Imboni on expressing talent through covers

There’s something fascinating about listening to something familiar and classic done in a completely new version.  A common way is through covers, which can be defined as a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artiste or composer of a song. Covers, which...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 1:29 AM

Origin of ordinary things: Umbrella

In this rainy weather, umbrellas will keep you dry as you go about your errands. The word “umbrella” is said to come from the Latin root word “umbra” meaning shade or shadow. Starting in the 16th Century, the umbrella became popular in the western world, especially in the...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 12:16 AM

Singer Kayambi bounces back on the music scene

Rwandan artiste Sefu Kayambi, has always loved singing from childhood, so much so that to be pardoned from punishments, he had to first sing to please his parents. In 2012, he embarked on a solo music career with the release of his first single- ‘Iturije’, and followed it with,...

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 1:40 AM

FEATURED: Hamwe Festival returns with a focus on mental health and socialjustice

Including artists in the design and implementation of more health programs can be a catalyst for action against seemingly intractable health challenges. This is why University of Global Health Equity’s Hamwe Festival celebrates and encourages the contributions of creative industries in the...

Monday, November 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

What will it take to break the silence around sex?

The general norm among Rwandan parents, is to teach their children to abstain from sex until marriage; in doing so, keeping important information about sexual health is shrouded in taboo. The most information about Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) that majority of young people get from their...

Friday, November 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

Keeping memories: How motherhood inspired a studio

We all experience the innocence and joy of childhood, until it begins to slip away as we age. In many ways, Lysette Rubega, is seeking to capture the various stages of childhood with images that celebrate beauty, family bonds, wonder and strength. Although she loved pictures, Rubega never had...

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 12:00 AM

Kingdom Gango optimistic about their musical journey

Master Dark, real name Derrick Nkurunziza, was a member of a Catholic Church choir before venturing into nonspiritual music, something he never imagined happening. “While in the choir, it never occurred to me that I would ever do rap music. I often wrote lyrics and kept them to myself but...

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 12:00 AM

Origin of ordinary things: Scanner

In the world of computers, the scanner is a device that optically scans images, printed or written text, a three-dimensional object, etc. representing it in a digital format. The now ubiquitous device can be found in offices as a desktop (or flatbed) scanner, where the document is placed on a...

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 12:43 AM

Creating a comfortable work space for productivity

A comfortable physical space helps to create a more positive atmosphere, which, in turn, leads to improved motivation and a greater will to produce good results. It’s no secret that businesses usually prefer cleanliness and order. But that approach ignores the personal connections which...

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 12:26 AM

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