Lifestyle

Nutrition: Avoid lifestyle-related diseases

It’s not easy for one to stick to a healthy diet, or get the time for exercise. Health experts point out that people nowadays are not keen on what they take in as food. This, they say, has led to lifestyle diseases that can be avoided if one embraces nutrition. IT IS EASY TO ADOPT AN...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 10:15pm

Health benefits of spirulina

Spirulina is a type of algae commonly found floating on top of ponds, it is spiral-shaped and has a deep blue-green hue which is immediately recognisable, yet inside it are amazing nutritious benefits, including being a medicine that cures a number of diseases. Private Kamanzi, a dietician at...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 9:55pm

Tropical splenomegaly; the neglected condition

Did you know that recurring bouts of malaria could lead to another condition? Health experts say this condition is known as tropical splenomegaly. WHAT IS IT? Cyprien Ntiringanya, a specialist in internal medicine at University Teaching Hospital (CHUK), says many people are not aware of the...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 9:50pm

‘Clever genes’ may lead to autism, anorexia and bipolar - but protect against Alzheimer’s, claim scientists

The same genes thought to make people clever may also lead to anorexia, autism and bipolar disorder, a major study claims. The largest ever investigation into genetic links between 25 brain disorders delved into the genomes of one million patients. Massachusetts Institute of Technology and...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 9:37pm

Shortness of breath: Early medical care can be life-saving

People who have shortness of breath describe it in different ways. Some people say that they feel like they can’t take a deep breath in or get enough air. Other people might feel like their chest is tight or they have to work harder than usual to breathe. Shortness of breath can start...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 9:31pm

Are wedding ceremonies in Rwanda exaggerated?

Marriage is considered the most basic social institution in Rwanda. However, while weddings mark the beginning of the journey to marital bliss and lifelong companionship, some argue that the numerous wedding ceremonies celebrated in Rwanda could be just a waste of time and resources. Rwandan...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 1:00am

‘The faces we lost’ screened in Kigali

For ten years, filmmaker and professor, Dr Piotr Cieplak, has been coming to Rwanda to research and make films in Rwanda since 2008 and has written extensively about image-based representation of the 1994 genocide. He has attended quite a number of genocide commemoration events but one of his most...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:58am

Eric Mashukano on how gospel music has become more lucrative in Rwanda

Eric Mashukano is a gospel music promoter and founder of Moriah Entertainment Group that is behind the success of some of the big gospel acts in the country. He had a chat with Sunday Magazine’s Sharon Kantengwa on his 12-year experience and contribution to the industry. Tell us...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:55am

Public pools? No thanks!

In one of the latest racist incidents to go viral, a white man was caught on camera asking a black woman whether her young daughter had showered before using the hotel pool where both were guests! They were the only people of a different race at the hotel at the time and the only ones he asked,...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:52am

How to know that he is a slacker

Having been on the dating scene for quite a while, I am now eagle-eyed about people’s character. And it is with great sadness that I am here to let you know that there is an increasing number of slackers out there. And no matter how smart you are, you are very likely to fall prey to a...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:50am

The World Cup: A tournament non football fans can get behind

If you’re like me and don’t care for football until the World Cup arrives, then, willingly or not, it becomes the center of every discussion. My interaction with sports is one of a bystander who once in a while looks up to see what the fuss is about. The fuss is usually a meme-able...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:42am

What do you make of the 2018/19 national budget?

Last week, Minister for Finance and Economic Planning; Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana read Rwanda’s 2018/19 national budget that is valued at slightly over Rwf 2.4 trillion. The minister pointed out that generally, economic plans in the 2018-19 budget will focus on job...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:39am

Why women struggle to thrive in the media industry

There has been impressive progress towards gender parity in a lot of sectors other than the media industry according to statistics from the Rwanda Media Commission. Only 28% of all media practitioners in Rwanda are female, something which poses a challenge in terms of gender promotion. Peace...

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 11:55pm

Dream Team DJs take two-year anniversary celebrations to Rubavu

Rwanda’s finest DJs, known as Dream Team DJs, are in preparations to entertain party goers in Rubavu District, Western Province, as they celebrate a two-year spinning disc experience. The three-day bash will start June 29 to July 1 at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel. Dream Team DJs comprise of four...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:33pm

Selma Blair celebrates two years of sobriety: ‘I am a living miracle’

Selma Blair has a bonus reason to celebrate on her 46th birthday this weekend. The actress revealed on Friday, June 22, that she is officially two years sober. “2 years sober. 2 years feeling everything and nothing. 2 years of extreme gratitude and humility and grace,” she wrote via...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:19pm

Are millennials a ‘lost’ generation?

“How is it that these days one kilogram of meat is barely enough for a household of like four people, yet back in the day, our parents fed about 12 people with one kilogram and it seemed enough?”, someone asked on Facebook. From a millennial’s point of view, what our parents...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:54pm

Seka Live returns for fourth edition

With three successful seasons under its belt, the ‘Seka Live’ comedy series can only get better. Now organisers have announced July 1 as the date for the 4th edition, and the venue remains the same — the outside marquee at Kigali Serena Hotel. ‘Seka Live’ is a...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:13pm

What’s on this weekend?

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There’s always something going on in Kigali. Check out our guide for things to do this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Book discussion Murika Rwanda in partnership with Kigali Public Library and Innovation Village are organising a book discussion...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:53pm

The era of deadbeat dads

Every third Sunday of June is designated Father’s Day and each year on this day, people around the world find various ways to honour the fathers and father-figures in their lives. Unfortunately, we live in times when more and more mothers are playing both their role and that of the father...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:44pm

Discover your adventurous side

I always thought I was fairly acquainted with my country, however, I am not. Warmly known as “the land of a thousand hills”, Rwanda is small but fast-growing, and whereas many of us grew up here, we are yet to discover what this green nation has to offer. When people talk about...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:23pm