Rwanda ni’Nziza, but who can afford to enjoy it?

Basic example of the effects of colonisation. You are robbed of your culture in its entity. Your history wont be taught in the education system, your language wont be preferred to foreign language, your money wont have value. YOU WONT MATTER. #21centurycolonisation

Sunny Ntayombya

Back in the late 1990’s, back when Rwanda Broadcasting Agency was Television Rwandaise, there was a song that was played right after the television opened each day at around 5pm.

It was a catchy music video that they played with the lyrics going something like, and please forgive my Kinyarwanda, ‘Genda Rwanda uri’nziza…” (Rwanda you are beautiful).

The vastly overpriced Paradis Malahide hotel is an foreign favourite. Their POS doesn't accept Rwandan Francs The vastly overpriced Paradis Malahide hotel is an foreign favourite. Their POS doesn’t accept Rwandan Francs

Lovely images accompanied this music video, showing the lovely hills, lakes, flora and fauna in the country. Single-handedly, this video made me fall in love with my country, a love I have up to today. Whenever I have a little extra cash in my pocket I jump on a bus and travel to my two favorite spots in the country, Huye and Rubavu.

With a few friends in tow, I drove to Rubavu this weekend and spent…

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