Women

Turn heads with a one shoulder dress

Fashion evolves and some trends have a way of making a comeback, like the one shoulder dress, for example. Just one of the many chic trends to add to your wardrobe, the one shoulder dress is now a favourite mostly for fun night outs. It has been seen at international red carpet events like the...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:00am

When Gashora girls became Africa’s debating giants

When it comes to public speech and debating, Gashora girls are a class apart. From wining debating competitions locally, they have taken the continental stage by storm. Last week, the girls won the Africa Debate Championship that was held in Uganda- a triumph that has made them a continental...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Uwase on using art to empower women

Crista Uwase is a collage artist using paper from magazines as a medium to create meaningful art. Her artwork is mainly aimed at empowering women to address their challenges, including misrepresentation in the arts industry. The 29-year-old had a chat with Women Today’s Sharon Kantengwa on what...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:00am

What are the do’s and don’ts of pregnancy?

Dear Doctor, I’m 23 years old and a few weeks pregnant with my first child but I do not know what to expect. I live alone and don’t have many people to talk to. What are some things that I should avoid or get into? How soon should I start antenatal? Is there something I can take that...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:00am

How bad can fibroids get?

Dear Doctor, I have had fibroids for more than two years. I was advised to have an operation, however, due to financial constraints; I have not been able to do so. I have one child but no plans of having others, so I feel like I can have the operation when I get the money, which may not be soon....

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:00am

How a former street vendor charted a rags to riches journey

Anastasia Abambuzimana is the true definition of persistence. Neither fate, nor circumstances linked to her humble background, could stop her from achieving her dream. Known to most as Mama Pacy, Abambuzimana is a businesswoman in Kigali and a gospel singer who ‘built herself’ from scratch to...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:00am

KWEZI AND I: Celebrating small milestones

If you know me well, then you must know how I believe that I know many things. In fact, I sometimes even secretly think that I know everything, which is why you can understand my surprise when it took a toddler to prove to me that I am delusional.   Kwezi is good at imitations. If I sneeze,...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:00am

NEXT WEEK'S PROBLEM: Will long distance affect my marriage?

Dear Counsellor, My husband was recently transferred to another country, and he has about two weeks to leave. We have three kids together. I have never been in a long distance relationship, besides, this is my husband, not a boyfriend. He will only be able to come home once a year. This is really...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:00am

I can't give my husband kids

Dear Counsellor, I suffered a miscarriage six months ago and things got so complicated that I was told I may never have kids. The news was devastating. My husband and I have never been the same since. We barely talk. He comes up with every possible excuse to stay away from home. When he comes back...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:00am

Why is my menstrual cycle erratic?

Dear Doctor, I think I have the most irregular menstrual cycle ever. Sometimes I go two days, sometimes a week! Sometimes I skip a month and sometimes it comes twice! Even the flow is inconsistent. Some days it is heavy, others very light. What is the reason behind this? How can I get a normal...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:00am

HEALTHY LIVING: 4 health benefits of eating vegan

Vegan diets are known to help people lose weight. However, they also offer an array of additional health benefits. For starters, a vegan diet may help you maintain a healthy heart. What’s more, this diet may offer some protection against type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. Here are 6 science...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:00am

Legendary Kamaliza; 23 years later, her legacy lives on

It’s been 23 years since over one million people lost their lives in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The effects of the tragedy still ripple through the daily lives of those who survived. The late Anonciata Utamuliza. Net photo However, alot has been done to ensure that survivors heal...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00am

Why 20-year-old Ishimwe won the 'Queen's Young Leaders' award

This year, 20-year-old Yvette Ishimwe was one of the two lucky winners from Rwanda selected to receive the ‘Queen’s Young Leaders’ award at Buckingham Palace, London. The award celebrates inspiring young people from all over the Commonwealth that are dedicated to driving change...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00am

KWEZI AND I...by Nasra Bishumba

The Beginning Three years ago, if someone had told me that I would today be a mum to a toddler, I probably would have laughed. I was young, or so I thought, I was single and I was free. The thing is; the dream to have a child had always been there for a long time but since it wasn’t planned...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00am

The Counsellor's thoughts...

Dear Priscilla Good grades are the result of hard work and intelligence. There is nothing wrong with being a smart student regardless of whether your father is a principal or not. Having your dad as your principal means you pay more attention and always work harder in class to be the perfect...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00am

I can't give my husband kids

Dear Counsellor, I suffered a miscarriage six months ago and things got so complicated that I was told I may never have kids. The news was devastating. My husband and I have never been the same since. We barely talk. He comes up with every possible excuse to stay away from home. When he comes back...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00am

How can I make friends in school?

Dear Counsellor, I recently enrolled at a secondary school where my father is the principal. I am naturally a smart student and I pass my tests at the top of my class. The thing is, I have failed to make any friends. People gossip about me, they say teachers are too afraid to fail me and that they...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00am

How can I lose weight after child birth?

Dear Doctor, After giving birth to my third child, losing the weight, especially around my belly, has been impossible. My child is now two years old. It was easy the first two times; I sort of lost the weight with very little effort. The belly fat is my biggest issue. I had a caesarean this time...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00am

5 ways to gain weight in a healthy way

1. Don’t let more than four hours go by without eating. Your body needs a continuous supply of energy since it’s like an engine that’s always turned on (your heart is always beating, blood is circulating, your brain and muscles are working). When you skip meals, you deprive your...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00am

Your feedback: Edina suspects her husband of flirting with the help

Jackeline Umutoniwase  Jackeline Umutoniwase, Tailor Get a male house help Some men do that but I believe that it should not in any way be the reason for a broken marriage. I know it’s hard to deal with a ‘cheating’ husband, or in this case, an alleged cheat, but it’s good that you know...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:00am