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Facts just won’t get into the way of a good story As the Rwandans went to the polls early last week the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, The New York Times and just about every international news organ kept informing their audiences that “the run up to the elections had been ‘marred’ by the barring of [...]
In an age where many buy cloths based on what is available in shops and price, local fashion designers are often left behind due to lack of capacity to mass-produce their creations.
Thus, they are often forced to focus on what are by nature clothes of limited production, such as wedding gowns, and miss out on the bigger profits that come from large-scale production. This was one of the challenges highlighted during the recently organized fashion week, the first such event in the country, which brought together both local and international designs.
Those who are fans of African films, especially those from Nigeria, might have noticed that often it’s the same actors who appear in almost all films. The same can be seen in Hollywood, where having a Will Smith or Angelina Joly is a near-guarantee of box office success. Local films are often made with substandard [...]
The week-long Pan-African Dance Festival (FESPAD) has come to a close, having offered an interesting mix of performances, discussions on the creative arts, a dance competition as well as numerous workshops.
The recently concluded Pan-African Dance Festival has once again drawn attention to the question how the arts can be made economically viable. Minister Joseph Habineza: “The government wants to ensure that there is infrastructure to support the creative industry.” (photo Timothy Kisambira) During a one-day conference organized by the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in the context [...]
Now it’s well known that we guys like to look at the ladies. Some scientists with too much time on their hands even established that men spend 42 minutes every day ogling women. Assuming that you’re awake 16 hours a day, that means 15 days per year wasted staring at the fair sex. Paradise!
Famous music stars are known to be demanding. If you want to have Rihanna do a gig, for instance, you’ll have to work your way through a 5-page rider which specifies all the singer’s needs and wishes, including an animal-print rug and couch in her dressing room.
While mutuelle de santé is the most used medical insurance simply because it’s cheap, it only covers basic services. More complex procedures are still only for those who can afford them.
Mutuelle de santé is preferred by those with low incomes since it costs only 1000 francs for a year and you pay just 200 Frw for basic health services. The advantage with mutuelle is that it caters for up to 90% of the medical bill in all the three levels of hospitals which are health centers, district hospitals and referral hospitals such as Kigali central hospital (CHUK).
With a growing middle class as well as wider access to information, there is an increased awareness of the importance of physical wellbeing. Yet while more and more people go to the gym or take to jogging, not everybody can afford it. Younger generations are more aware of the importance of exercise for a healthy [...]
Life is back to ordinary in Rwanda.
The voters have spoken, and what they say is this: we want to continue with this ordinariness of peace, security and stability. We want no politics of ethnicity and tribalism and other loudness that always lead to civil strife in this country. We want to go on with our lives, free to engage in our pursuit of jobs, education, a climate conducive to business, et cetera.
Only President Kagame and the Rwandese Patriotic Front are in a position to guarantee these commodities. The President and his party therefore are to be congratulated for their resounding win in the just concluded polls.