Screening of ‘The 600’ extended

A dramatised documentary titled, ‘The 600’, that has been showing since it was premiered on July 3, has been extended from July 15, which was supposed to be the last screening date, to July 21, at Century Cinema, at Kigali City Tower. The screening has since received massive reception...

Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 4:21 PM

Umuhoza on her growing makeup career

In 2015, Milly Umuhoza made the choice to channel her hobby into makeup artistry. Since then her artistry has led her to work with several women, ranging from brides to TV personalities and musicians as well as commercials. Last year, she set up her make up studio, the first in Kigali. The 26-...

Sunday, July 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

Music, poetry celebrated at Spoken Word

Spoken Word, traditional poetry, and music were at the heart of the show to celebrate poets.  The event was held at Lavana Lounge, Wednesday evening, and attracted a full house of poetry lovers from all walks of life, who cheered performers on till the end. The evening showcased cultural...

Friday, July 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

Origins of ordinary things: Scrabble

Scrabble is a word game where two to four players score points by placing tiles on the game board forming a word that’s defined in the dictionary. The board game was invented in 1938, by American architect Alfred Mosher Butts who entwined the elements of anagrams and the classic crossword...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

The 600 premiered in Kigali

The eagerly awaited film, The 600, was premiered in Kigali on Wednesday in a function attended by President Paul Kagame, who was the commander in chief of RPA, the First Lady, and different high ranking officials. The film tells in detailed account, the events in Kigali during the 100 days of the...

Thursday, July 4, 2019, 1:09 PM

From humble beginnings to a business empire; Mukamushinja shares her Liberation journey

In the aftermath of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, the Government acknowledged that the nation’s rebuilding and development would only be achieved with women playing a significant role. Looking at Rwanda’s socio-economic transformation over the years, it is evident that gender...

Thursday, July 4, 2019, 2:15 AM

Origins of ordinary things: Ballpoint pen

As its name says, a ballpoint pen has a ball at its point which rotates when dragged across the writing surface and leaves behind ink that comes from the reservoir of the pen. Ball at the point can be of different diameter and can be made of brass, steel, or tungsten carbide. It is today the most...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

Visual artist Ingabire in solo exhibition

On July 6, Greta Ingabire, a young aspiring Rwandan visual artist, will be launching her first solo exhibition dubbed, ‘Spoken Art Exhibition’. The two-week exhibition will run from July 6-20, at Innovation Village at the Kigali Public Library. The 21-year-old has always loved...

Thursday, June 27, 2019, 9:48 AM

Origins of ordinary things: Camera

Photographs have become vital to communication, education and preservation of history thanks to cameras that have proven to be great tools for mass media, visual arts, and being able to capture moments to remember. The history of cameras dates back to 1000 AD, with the very first “camera...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kenyan artistes in Rwanda for tour

The first time part of the group visited Rwanda, was during a cultural exchange and theatrical presentation called, Random stories of Kauzi, which they performed in October, last year. After the experience, the artistes decided it was best to explore what opportunities they might have as artists in...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwandan feminists dialogue on women rights

In November 2006, over 100 feminist activists from Africa and the diaspora convened in Accra, Ghana for The African Feminist Forum to reflect on a collective basis and chart ways to strengthen and grow the feminist movement on the continent. The Charter of Feminist Principles for African Feminists...

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 3:43 AM

Local artistes ready for Kigali Street Jam Festival

Kigali’s next big festival is set to take the country’s entertainment scene by storm with performances from some of the best artistes. Dubbed Kigali Street Jam, the festival is for July 12-13 at the Kigali car free zone, downtown and will feature artistes Riderman, Bruce Melody, Sintex...

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

How much are you willing to sacrifice for love?

“Love is sacrifice” is a phrase that often pops whenever romantic relationships are discusses. What do you do, however, when you find yourself at crossroads— where you are torn between following your dreams and passion or the person you are madly in love with? Yvonne had just...

Friday, June 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

When ‘style’ poses a threat to health

Many women are into keeping up with the latest trends since fashion is a great way to express oneself and boost confidence. While we are all taught that health is more important than glamour, many women, mostly young girls, follow almost every fashion trend without considering the toll it might...

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Origins of ordinary things: Wristwatch

For a long time people all over the world have not only always had a fascination with observing the passing of time, but they have also gone on to be appreciated as jewellery or as collectible works of art rather than just as timepieces. According to Worthy, an online accessories platform, the...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

How to control work fatigue to beat burnout

Burnout, for a long time, has been classified as a problem linked to life management, but recently in its International Disease Classification, the World Health Organisation re-labeled the syndrome as an “occupational phenomenon”, to better reflect that burnout is a work-based syndrome...

Sunday, June 16, 2019, 2:05 AM

How safe are your children at home?

Home is a special place; it is a place to explore, adventure and play. Unfortunately, the same is also the most common place for young children to be injured. This is because when building or designing homes, what comes into the owner’s mind mostly, is comfort and rarely children’s...

Friday, June 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

Cervical cancer: Early screening and Pap smears can save your life

Christelle Mugwaneza, 32, had always heard about the importance of cervical cancer screenings and the prevalence of cervical cancer. Despite this knowledge, she had second thoughts about screening. “Women had associated the screening with promiscuity and some said it was very painful. I did...

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Origins of ordinary things: Fireworks

Fireworks mark celebrations all over the world and have, for centuries, been astounding audiences across the globe. They have been used all around the world every day in celebrations ranging from small private birthday parties to state sponsored events. Epic fireworks defines a firework as a...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

Bashabe on wearing many hats

Catherine Bashabe, also known as Kate Bashabe, is a businesswoman, founder of Kabash Fashion House, and a philanthropist. She recently released her first single dubbed,  ‘You & I’,  which features five Rwandan artistes, and aims at restoring hope to the hopeless and to...

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

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