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Black Panther

My friend who’d bought a ticket to go see Black Panther was told by her sneaky 12 year old that the film was about a comic superhero. She gave him the ticket instead. She should have gone to see the film with her son, I said to her, just to see the look in the eyes of a 12 year ...

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Make love in Kigali, not war

‘If you call her woman, African woman no go ‘gree, she go sayyy, she go say I be lady O’ -Fela Kuti, Lady.   I’d never been on the wrong side of women before. Identifying as a feminist, I’d thought the question of my commitment towards their happiness had been established; I was even ready to come out publicly as ...

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Disgusting Media #Thread

Disgusting Media #Thread 1. ‘Going back to hell’ Whoa! That’s how they advertise their next issue. That is how they are describing a country of 79million people. #DRC 2. I was born and raised in that country; my community found exiled there too Mobutu, its late president paid my father’s education, I have friends and family there, I have fond memories of my ...

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Tasty, little fears..

That little fear will never leave you.. It’s what keeps you on the age and makes you human… Fancy a little story? My friend Karengera Kirenga asked me to MC his mom, Diva Cécile Kayirebwa, which I spontaneously accepted, with honor. It was her Seventieth birthday and she’d been singing all her life. So it was the celebration of a ...

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The Fall of the African Wall!

‘…Therefore the skillful General captures cities without laying siege to them. With his forces intact he will dispute the mastery of the Empire, and thus, without losing a man, his triumph will be complete. This is the method of attacking by stratagem.’ -Sun Tzu, Art of War (III 6-7) If you want to avoid solving a problem, you must start ...

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The ‘Rwandan question’ in the Great Lakes Region. #Thread

1. I’ve just listen to yet another video by yet another #Congolese calling for the killing of #Rwandans as the solution to their century old problems. #TheRwandanQuestion 2. This threat is real because it is systematically and recurrently implemented in this region since independence in the late 50s – early 60’s implemented. #TheRwandanQuestion 3. People of this region make the mistake that speaking #Kinyarwanda makes a people ...

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Have Rwandans been louder in showcasing national achievements?

‘Umukobwa wabuze umuranga yaheze mwa nyina’ -Rwandan; ‘Gnatola ma no kpon sia, eyenabe adelan to kpo mi sena’ –Ewe-mina, Western Africa; ‘Until lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter’ –Igbo, by Chinua Achebe. One of the major inventions of this generation was undoubtedly the internet. With it came online reporting and Social Media, which, as expected are tools ...

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Moderi Nyarwanda ni ukwicisha bugufi

Umukuru w’igihugu cyacu atanga ikiganiro muri Nigeria baramubajije bati: ‘Nyakubahwa, ese n’izihe nama mwagira abanya Nigeria mubibazo bafite? Agiye kubasubiza ati; ‘Hum, maze nanjye nifuza ko abanya Nigeriya bangira inama…’ Doore bijyagutangira, baraje badusanga aha iwacu, tubanye neza nk’umuryango umwe, umuryango Nyarwanda. Dusabirana, tugahana abageni, tukagabirana, ndetse tunywana, tugasangira akabisi n’agahiye. Twari benekanyarwanda, dusangiye umuco n’ururimi, amoko n’amateka ari amwe. ...

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Mbabazi, Nshuti y’URwanda, by Dr. Lonzen Rugira (and me)

Instead of celebrating the holidays, Lonzen (and I) are celebrating Lucy (Nshuti) Mbabazi. Almost 3 months ago I learned that my friend Lucy was moving to Ghana to work with EcoBank in West Africa. I wrote something about how I felt about the news I had heard. I didn’t post it. But ‘This is a season to celebrate. Let’s celebrate ...

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#Trump is good and necessary for history. #Thread

1. Many Americans I know have grown so much in the last one year than ever before. They’ve moved from bliss and self-gratitude and entered the proverbial ‘Five Stages of Grief’. #AllRevealedAtLast #ThankYouTrump 2. Now I’d say they are still at denial and bargaining’. That’s ok, they don’t have to follow the stages systematically, they can revisit ‘Anger’ at a later stage. ...

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