Lifestyle

Over 200 African athletes want asylum in Australia post-Commonwealth Games

Over 200 African athletes and officials who travelled to Australia for the Commonwealth Games are claiming asylum. The games in the city of Gold Coast ended on April 15 but some of the athletes vanished in between events while others did not even show up for their events. Those who went...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:31am

Guma-Guma road shows back

All roads lead to Gicumbi District as the eighth edition of the Primus Guma-Guma Super Star (PGGSS) music competition kicks off this afternoon. The artistes contesting for this year’s edition were announced on March 14. Primus Guma-Guma Super Star is the country’s premier music...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:31am

Are you living a social media lie?

Early last year, Ditch the Label, a pro-equality and anti-bullying international charity commissioned a tell-all video clip titled; Are you living an Insta lie? Social Media Vs Reality. In the three minute clip, the lie we live on social media is vividly portrayed vis-a-vis our real lives. In the...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:52am

The psychology of social media: How our online lives are harming real-life happiness

In the age of the internet and smartphones, there is no denying that technology continuously shapes our everyday lives. Ours is an ever-connected society, and social media in particular has transformed human interactions well beyond the confines of our immediate circles. We can now communicate with...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:28am

Unmarried and taking my time

Whenever someone says ‘life is tough’ I smile and wish I could tell them it’s not tough till they have lived to Meghan Markle’s age in some parts of this world without a husband or a wife. Why is it always so important for someone to ask another why they are not married? Is...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:01am

Important life lessons for children

There are many things that kids should know and learn. Parents want their kids to grow up as loving, kind, happy and successful individuals. They want them to love and be loved by all. Parents are role models for kids at home before they are introduced to the big world. Kids learn everything fast...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:10am

A glass of milk

Once, there was a poor boy who made a living by selling various objects from door to door. This was the way he earned money to pay for his school. One day, as he was walking from house to house as usual, he felt very hungry and weak. He felt that he couldn’t walk even a few steps. He decided...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:06am

Tongue twisters; the language of the smart

A proper copper coffee pot. The sixth sitting sheet-slitter slit six sheets. Irish Wristwatch, Swiss Wristwatch. Shep Schwab shopped at Scott’s Schnapps shop; One shot of Scott’s Schnapps stopped Schwab’s watch. Denise sees the fleece,  Denise sees the fleas.  At...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:03am

How to instil work ethics in learners

Do you easily identify with “Go to your room and think about what you have done!” or “You will clean the house the whole week for what you have done”? If the latter makes more sense to you, you are in the right company. Many parents, teachers alike, prefer using work...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:57am

Know your rights: You have a right to be heard

Parents, guardians, teachers, the government and other people in authority are responsible for providing care and protection to children. In so doing, they must take into consideration the best interests of the child. This is according to article 6 of N°54/2011 of 14/12/2011 law relating to the...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:54am

Do not let bullies get away with it

Dear Counsellor, I love studying so much. However, lately I am fed up of going to school because of my fellow students who bully me so much. This is making my life at school difficult and my academic performance is declining. I don’t want to bother my parents asking them to take me to...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:54am

Failing: How best can students be helped?

A student who does not perform well in class can be trying, especially for the teacher who in most cases puts in a lot of effort to see all students succeed as far as education is concerned.   Educationists believe that some teachers may not know what to do in this situation, while...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:51am

When to write ‘s’ ‘ies’ or for plural of noun ending with ‘y’

Look at these spelling changes as nouns change from singular to plural: house to houses; dress to dresses, boy to boys and activity to activities. For nouns to change from singular to plural in the English language, several forms are taken. Some take “s”, “es”, “ies...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:50am

Rising above money

Has there been a time when there was no money in any of its forms – barter, mineral, paper, plastic, digital or otherwise?  More importantly, will there be a time when we do not need to use cash? Could it be because there were adequate resources for everyone and there was no need to...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:49am

Origins of ordinary things: Seatbelts

One of the most important road safety rules is that occupants of a vehicle must wear seatbelts as long as the vehicle is in motion. The purpose of the seatbelt is to keep travelers in a safe position in case of an accident. According to The Independent, a media house, seatbelts as we know them...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:49am

Meet 10-year-old Gisa, an upcoming guitarist

It is unusual to see a child playing such a tricky musical instrument as a guitar at a young age. At least that was my impression when I saw 10-year-old Blaise David Gisa Uwijuru skillfully playing the guitar.  Gisa probably takes playing guitar from his father Alphonse Ngendabanga, who used...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:13am

For Richer, for Poorer

Marriage is meant to last forever. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sometimes and couples get divorced! Then comes the question of who takes what and often, it’s contentious, with two people who once had so much love for each other now fighting over the house, car and whatever other property...

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 3:00am

The Solai dam tragedy signals the downside of privatisation

Recently in Kenya, a dam located on private farmland where flowers, macadamia nuts and coffee are grown, burst after heavy rains in the area. The Patel dam was one of a number of dams on a sprawling farm near Solai, but none of the dams had a permit according to a Water Resources Management...

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 3:00am

Dear married women with single friends

I really loved her. We’d been friends for almost seven years. But then she got married and now almost every month she’d put me on the stand and make me feel inadequate for not finding a man yet. “Do you like anyone? Does anyone like you? I need updates! You should learn to lower...

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:42am

What should be done to improve the quality of universal education in Rwanda?

Many developing countries around the world have embarked on universal education as a means to end illiteracy and ultimately, poverty. While free basic education is a great way to enlighten the populace, a big concern is and has always been about its quality. Elizabeth Buhungiro asks; what should...

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:30am