All set for Miss Rwanda grand finale tomorrow

With only a few hours left to the Miss Rwanda 2020 grand finale, final touches are being made for this year’s edition which will take place on Saturday at the Intare Conference Arena, Rusororo. According to organisers, this year’s event will attract a number of international guests,...

Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

What do you consider when naming your child?

One of the most important decisions one can make, as a parent, is choosing their baby’s name. Although, it can be fun, the responsibility of naming another human being can make it a bit intimidating. After all, your child will carry that name throughout their life. In today’s world,...

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Origin of ordinary things: Netflix

Thanks to Netflix movie lovers can find movies and TV series streaming in one place. According to sites like fortune.com, its services alone constitute about 15% of all the world’s internet bandwidth. Netflix was first founded in August of 1997, according to interestingenginnering.com, by...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

What you missed at Kassav’ Valentine’s concert

It was a lovers’ and family affair at the Kigali Convention Center auditorium, as legendary French Caribbean group, Kassav’ brought down a full house at their "Kassav’ Live" concert on Friday night. The highly anticipated concert will go down as the best-...

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 5:27 PM

Moshions’ Turahirwa among Fashion Focus Africa finalists

Rwandan designer brand, Moses Turahirwa, was this week announced among the 2020 finalists of Fashion Focus Africa, the talent-scouting arm of Lagos Fashion Week. Turahirwa is also a model. Courtesy. The year-long programme will provide finalists with coaching in business development as...

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:10 PM

Valentine’s Day gifts: Tired of flowers and chocolate?

Valentine’s Day, dubbed the most romantic day of the year, and the time to spoil your significant other is here. While the traditional flowers, chocolate, jewellery and heartfelt cards are always appreciated on Valentine’s Day, if you’re looking to get a little bit more creative...

Friday, February 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

Origin of ordinary things: Crayons

Crayons are sticks of coloured wax, charcoal, chalk or some other material used for drawing and colouring. They are also relatively soft and blunt and because all of that, perfect for little children who cannot hurt themselves with them nor make too much of a mess. At the same time, student and...

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 12:00 AM

Kassav’ jets in on Wednesday for Valentine’s Day concert

Celebrated Caribbean band, Kassav’ are expected to arrive in the country this Wednesday, ahead of the much-anticipated ‘Kassav’ Live’, organisers have said. The show is slated for Valentine’s Day, on February 14, at the Kigali Convention Center. “They will...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

We can all contribute to the fight against cancer - BCIEA founder

In recognition of World Cancer Day, Breast Cancer Initiative East Africa (BCIEA), put up a Cancer Health Fair, on February 4, at their Wellness Centre in Kanombe, Kigali. The purpose of the health fair dubbed “I am and I will” was to increase awareness about breast cancer, the...

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

Origin of ordinary things: Smartphones

smartphone is a mobile phone with highly advanced features. A typical smartphone has a high-resolution touch screen display, Wi-Fi connectivity, Web browsing capabilities, and the ability to accept sophisticated applications.  The majority of these devices run on any of these popular mobile...

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 12:00 AM

Inside the sanctuary of senior citizens

Faraziya Kankundiye, 82, lost all her children and was left with a granddaughter who also passed on a few years later, leaving her lonely and to fend for herself. Fortunately, a neighbour who knew about her situation introduced her to St. Vincent of Paul Society, a multi-residence housing...

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 1:44 AM

Preps for Igor’s album launch underway

After two years of doing music, one of Rwanda’s fast-rising artistes, Igor Mabano, is set to launch is his debut album, since he launched his career in 2018. The 25-year-old, singer, songwriter and producer shot to fame in 2018, with his first single “Iyo Utegereza” that...

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 12:44 AM

The ‘good cop/bad cop’ parenting saga

In most homes, when one parent is the tough disciplinarian who insists on manners, respect, and rules, the other parent is enduring, avoids confrontation, and would prefer to appease, a situation that has widely been referred to as ‘good cop-bad cop’ parenting. Because parenting is a...

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

Nigeria’s Joeboy, local artistes gear up for Kigali Jazz Junction

After Jidenna’s electrifying performance at the previous edition of Kigali Jazz Junction, in November last year, organisers of the monthly event want to bring back a similar experience on February 28. “We usually begin and end the year in style and give it to the young people so they...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 12:35 PM

Origin of ordinary things: Laundry detergent

Detergents are frequently used and essential products in our lives, thanks to their ability to remove dirt, thus contributing to the reduction of the presence of germs and maintaining good personal hygiene.  Until the end of 19th Century, however, soap was the only detergent with surfactant...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

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