Unlike today, where they are lavishly adorning bars, supermarkets and even accessible through mobile technology, televisions were limited to top elites, that even watching them was glorious…
Who said its going?! Well, we ain’t certain if it is here to stay, since as it sweeps on African countries with infections and deaths, as usual, we still await upon the west for the cure.
The pandemic introduced a new and ever first calmness, which was brought by the lockdown. The ‘forced’ program by African governments yielded two faces; the positive and negative, good and bad, advantages and disadvantages to it- which depended upon people’s location, and placing.
First, this lockdown further helped public dig deeper in history to further discover or prove how something similar had ever happened. Yes, the Spanish Flue, which similarly once nearly swept the earth.
For once, families, or all statues had to ‘forcefully’ reunite, since they all had to stay home. Yes, the busy work, hustle, toil schedule was muted, or paused, that parents clearly got to recognized in observation of how grown their kids are, or how they behaved while home.
But it can’t be denied how this confinement led to other couples splitting too, since to some who would play hide and seek- where the jobs had sheltered many from facing their spouses- reality hit in, and hence Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases registered.
GBV cases weren’t only directed towards wives only, but to also kids, boys and girls, were abuses were worse.
The lockdown further opened us into realisation of what jobs and activities the world and society can do without. Yes, the world saw most jobs halted, since they weren’t that essential to the ailing public, yes! ‘They can wait!’
Essential jobs like the Medics, Security organs and Media, were and are still on the frontline, while farmers too operated on, since we all had to be fed. But, more and more employees have been laid off from jobs, as employers aren’t earning
With activities halted, everybody back home, feeding was still an requirement- though not everybody could afford it, that with no doubt; famine resulting to death might have certainly hit vulnerable families, who away from their daiky jobs-couldn’t afford a daily meal.
The fact that most governments lifted the lock down doesn’t imply that the pandemic has been contained, but because they need to survive and sustain life.
But some, if not most African countries still stagger in doubt; wondering if the Covid-19 is a politicized fallacy, a fuss, a scam planned by some niche of highly placed world leaders to stagnant economies. Most African youth have given up on crucial health guidelines; which explains the drastic rise in infections, which will definitely spark more deaths.
Did you know that the thought and odd attitude towards Menstruation and Menstrual Cycle, period and Blood dates over 500 years ago?! Yes, with weird, brutal segregative acts around it…
With it gradually making a buzz throughout the once partially active digitally Artistic circles, one is drawn into curiosity of whether Artists are earning from this lately adopted venture….
The Artist takes the reader into graphical and interesting fantasy of a Rwandan Superhero, while he brings to life ancient Rwandan customs like dressing, architecture…
With powerful entities like the Marriott International Associates (which oversees the Marriott Hotels globally) openly coming out in acknowledgedment of how harder its been hit so far, what will that nearby restaurant say?
And as the storm prevails, not many stay, not many return, not many have held on, coz we are human, weak, not so persistent especially to the physical storms…
Look at it this way- a local, or international media house- or lets say a person with hidden interests (there will always be hidden interests) comes against you, posts false information, or fake information, then all you do in response- you get the original post, which tarnishes your reputation then…
Rooting from Rwanda, Rwanda Day is a quite unique platform I had for several years barely reflected on(Yes- not many do-since it might seem from afar as just a lavish day for Rwandans to meet and interact with other Rwandans in Diaspora) in the company of President Paul Kagame, and other Rwandan officials.
A brilliant move it is, and more so a rather quite inspiring plan the day sets; first inline with reuniting Rwandans globally ever the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis, reconnecting with roots and country’s tradition, imploring and physically discovering gaps and opportunities that Rwandans in Diaspora can pursue back home, and as well as marketing the Rwanda as a destination for tourism and investment opportunities.
With Bonn, Germany having hosted it this year, unique issues were highlighted, which quite will for long be recounted by closer attention. Having more incorporated young Rwandan Artists into this exercise is a way tremendous step, which further contributed to this year’s dialogue too, a sign of how the nation is waking up to more realization of their potential. More to this was awakening…
I love your piece. So deeply speaks to me. Oooooh how I at times regret. Now 30, but thought I would have it all my way, hah!
When I was a child, seven years old there there, I was always given one slice of bread at tea time, which was okay until I realised the adults got two!! I didn’t understand it. Did they think I couldn’t finish it? Was it my baby teeth they were worried about? Did they not know I’d started losing them and replacing them with much better teeth that could chew those two slices to nothingness? I couldn’t wait to become an adult too so I could eat two slices of bread at teatime!! So many years later, it’s so easy to laugh at how trivial my thoughts were. I mean; bread?!!
Of course as I got older, my dreams of adulthood became more “real”. Or so I thought.
” I can’t wait to be an adult so I can go out when I feel like” Bwahahaha!! What a scam! Turns…
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