Category Archives: Rwanda

Uber vs. Bolt (Formerly Taxify): Which Do You Prefer?

I haven’t owned a car in 12 years. As you can probably imagine, I use more than my fair share of ride hailing services! But…I am not complaining. In fact, I am quite grateful. For most of those 12 years, ride hailing services didn’t exist where I live. And in my corner of the world, the public transportation system is nothing to brag about. And then, in June 2016, all that changed. Within 10 days of each other, Uber began operating in both Kampala and Dar es Salaam, the cities where I spend the most time. The beginning with Uber … Continue reading

Africa’s 100 Most Influential Women 2019

What do you think of when you think of African women? Do you think power, success, leadership, influence? Well, if you don’t, today, I would like to invite you to rethink how you think of African women. In this post, you’ll find this year’s list of Africa’s 100 most influential women. Want to get right to it? Here you go! The 2019 100 Most Influential African Women list, released by the African rating and PR firm Avance Media, features distinguished women whose work and accomplishments continue to inspire the next generation of women in Africa. Speaking about the list, Prince … Continue reading

Kigali Hotels, Hotels in Dar es Salaam & 16 Other East African Pictures

For whatever reason, I seem to be looking upwards a lot lately. Every picture I post on Instagram nowadays seems to be of the sky or at the very least is sky-heavy. Sometimes it’s a very blue sky. Other times it’s a beautiful sunset. I don’t know what this says about me or the headspace I’m in right now, but what I do know is that, judging from the reaction I get, many of my Instagram followers, and hopefully you my readers, can relate. Whatever the case, today, I’d like to share the best of these photos and videos with you. Because … Continue reading

An Ode to Equity Bank

Many years ago, I wrote a post entitled “Bank Woes: Does Your Bank Make You Smile?" As you can probably infer from the post’s title, it wasn’t a result of positive banking experiences. Rather, it was inspired by negative ones at an institution I used to bank with at the time called Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB). This post, on the other hand, despite its dealing with the same subject, banking, is about how happy I am with one of my current banks: Equity Bank. The experiences I mention in this post specifically have to do with Equity Bank Tanzania, Equity Bank Uganda, … Continue reading

Baby Gorilla Naming Ceremony: Rwanda Development Board’s Kwita Izina

In September, I had the pleasure of attending the 12th edition of Kwita Izina, Rwanda’s annual baby gorilla naming ceremony organized by the Rwanda Development Board. I’d wanted to attend Kwita Izina for years but somehow never got around to it. This year, for the first time, September found me in Rwanda so I could make this dream come true. Today, I’d like to tell you a little bit about what I experienced at Kwita Izina. But first, some background… What is Kwita Izina? Kwita Izina is an annual event, held every September, organized by the Rwanda Development Board to name each baby … Continue reading

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