Lifestyle

Real versus artificial

How intelligent are you? Artificial intelligence, of course with enormous help from the human brain, will be able to tell you. This ability to be spot on in measuring abstract things like intelligence, be it emotional or academic, is one of the awesome aspects of artificial intelligence that eases...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:39pm

Master that sound forever: When ‘c’ is pronounced as /s/ or /k/

By Kelly Rwamapera Letter “c” is pronounced differently in “certain” and “curtain”; “price” and “prickle”; “scent” and “scale” and many more. There are rules that dictate what sound is taken of the same letter...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:33pm

Academic research; why it’s significant to students’ learning

Education experts comprising of senior officials from private and public universities from six EAC partner states; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, are meeting in Kigali to discuss the scarcity of researchers in regional varsities. The workshop seeks to devise ways of...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:29pm

Extensive reading: Why is it important?

“My marks were worrying; at some point, I thought I was ‘slow’ because my friends scored highly yet I was always below the pass mark. I wasn’t the kind to sacrifice my sleep for books, but in Senior Five, I thought about reading on my own, I tried but it was all in vain...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:12pm

Students want to learn more about Rwanda’s history

At their age (most of them under 15), these youngsters do not know much about the brutal events that started on the night of April 6, 1994 — the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that saw over one million innocent people mercilessly slaughtered. However, every year, like all Rwandans...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:59pm

Teachers should guard against loose comments

Teachers are not perfect. We make mistakes and occasionally exercise poor judgment, like any other erring being. In fact, there are times that we are simply overwhelmed; times we lose focus; times we cannot remember why we choose to stay committed to this profession.  These things are human...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:50pm

Know your rights: The right to protection from mistreatment and torture

Every child is entitled to a safe childhood in which he/she has physical, mental, spiritual and emotional wellbeing.   Parents, guardians, members of society and the Government have a duty to ensure that nothing tampers with a child’s safety. This is in accordance with article five,...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:43pm

Focus on strengthening your abilities

Dear Counsellor, I’m very shy and laid back, naturally. At school, I sit at the back of the class just so no one notices me. When the teacher asks me a question, I sweat and get very uncomfortable and can’t even speak. This makes other students laugh. I’m afraid to ask questions...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:40pm

Bruce Melodie speaks about his collabo with Sheebah

“The idea was Sheebah’s. One day she just called me and told me about the project, and I was very okay with it,” local R&B sensation Bruce Melodie says of the genesis of his latest collaboration with Ugandan dancehall sensation Sheebah Karungi. Titled ‘Embeera Zo...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:32pm

Mbonyi releases details of his Canada tour

Celebrated local gospel music singer and guitarist Israel Mbonyicyambu, popularly known as Mbonyi, has released details of his upcoming tour in Canada. The announcement follows his unveiling early this month of his latest album titled, ‘Harubuzima.’ The tour, set for April 28-May 26,...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:29pm

Eric Soul for Doadoa in Kampala

For the fourth time, and the third time in a row, Rwandan artiste and DJ Eric Kirenga Karengera, commonly known by stage name Eric Soul, will take part in the 7th edition of DOADOA slated from May 9-12th at Uganda Museum, Kampala. Known as the East African Performing Arts Market 2018, the...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:51pm

The endless fight against malaria

Wednesday, April 25 will mark the World Malaria Day, an international observation commemorated every year in recognition of global efforts to control malaria, one of the biggest killer diseases in the world. It is a day when countries all over the world highlight the need for continued investment...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 12:51am

What happened between Charly na Nina and Sheebah?

Ugandan dancehall star Sheebah Karungi has outed her single ‘Embeera zo’ featuring Rwanda’s Bruce Melodie but the song is already courting controversy. The melodiously sweet tune, which is fast becoming popular among ‘Sheebaholics’ –the singers fans, and among...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:33pm

Dealing with urinary incontinence in women

Urinary incontinence, also known as urinary leakage, is an embarrassing problem that affects millions of women. Although it is more common in older women, it can affect younger women as well. Urinary frequency, the need to run to the bathroom frequently, is another bothersome problem that can...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:11pm

Why it’s important to maintain good hygiene in children

Did you know that the simple habit of hand washing with soap is estimated to reduce diarrhoea significantly, especially in children under the age of five? Experts say it also reduces the risks of respiratory infections such as pneumonia, among others. According to Raymond Awazi, a paediatrician...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:05pm

Oral ulcers: Causes, treatment and prevention

Many people suffer from formation of ulcers inside the mouth.  Mostly, there is mild inflammation or breach in the mucosa.  Instead of breach in the inner lining, there may be small sores or painful blisters. These oral lesions are painful. After eating, one has a sense of irritation or...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:02pm

Health benefits of sugar snap peas

Sugar snap peas are members of the legume family, and can be eaten raw or steamed on low heat. Nutritionists say these kinds of peas are good because of their high content of Vitamin C and other nutrients. Dieudonne Bukaba, the nutrition programme coordinator at Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA)...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 9:58pm

What causes staining of nails?

Dear Doctor, My two big toe nails seem to be turning black in colour. I noticed this three weeks ago and didn’t think much of it. They keep getting darker, though there is no pain. What could this be? Simon ----- Dear Simon, You didn’t mention your age, also, did the...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 9:52pm

My teen still wets her bed

Dear Doctor, My daughter is 14 years old and she still wets the bed from time to time. Is there something wrong with her bladder? What can you recommend to stop this? Abby ----- Dear Abby, Bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis in a 14-year-old child is indeed worrisome. But it can be due to...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 9:52pm

Why is my baby’s hair thin?

Dear Doctor, My toddler has always had very thin hair and I wonder why this is so. It is also brown in colour. Is there something in her diet that can change this? Mary ----- Dear Mary, In most cases, the texture, thickness and colour of hair of an individual, particularly a toddler, is...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 9:51pm