Lifestyle

Does pregnancy cause insomnia?

Dear doctor, I am five months pregnant and have a nine-to-five job. However, I have been experiencing insomnia all night even when I feel exhausted. Sometimes I end up falling asleep at work. How can I beat insomnia and make my working hours more productive? Iribagiza ----- Dear Iribagiza,...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 5:04am

Am I suffering from ulcers?

I have been experiencing excruciating stomach pain whenever I eat, especially foods that contain carbohydrates, and I was told that I could be developing ulcers. What are the common signs and symptoms of ulcers? How long does it take for a stomach ulcer to heal on its own? Claude ----- Dear...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 5:04am

What are the dangers of using the sauna?

Dear Doctor, I have been frequently going to the sauna but my friends have warned that it causes impotence. Is this true or is it just a myth? Are there any disadvantages of using sauna frequently? Aaron ----- Dear Aaron, Since time immemorial, the sauna has used for refreshing and...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 5:04am

Are noise pollution laws hurting Kigali’s nightlife?

Kigali no longer has the monopoly on nightlife, thanks to the growth of nighttime businesses operating around the city, and the ever increasing number of visitors that has become an important part of the equation when it comes to creating and shaping nightlife policy. For Axelle Umutesi, an...

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 5:04am

What do you think of the self-testing HIV kit as a way to encourage people to know their HIV status?

In December, 2017, the Ministry of Health launched self-testing HIV kits in a bid to encourage more Rwandans to find out their HIV status. A second phase of the programme is now underway and more kits will be procured and distributed at a lower price to make them easily accessible. Sharon...

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 5:04am

The type of men who make marriage unattractive for me

Several male friends and acquaintances have come up to me mourning the loss of a time when women coveted marriage like the air we breathe. I can’t speak for other women but I know that there are certain types of men who are responsible for my aversion to a lifetime commitment. Let’s...

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 5:04am

Outrage in the age of Newsfeeds

Open Facebook or Twitter, and you are likely to be greeted by a bottomless feed of outrage over one thing or another. There are societal forces driving the rise in news content that incites moral outrage despite the fact that the world isn’t really getting worse. But people have incentives...

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 5:04am

Poetry is my compass in life, says 25 year-old author Gloria Umwali

Gloria Umwali is a passionate poet and writer. She recently released her first digital book ‘Tiny Steps to Healing- Tome 1’ that can be downloaded for free. She studied psychology and is currently a teacher and these two, along with art, are some of her main interests in life. She had a...

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 5:04am

Haute Baso’s Ellen DeGeneres gifts a boost for Made-in-Rwanda

Famous American comedian, television host and actress, Ellen DeGeneres, and her partner Portia de Rossi, have been on holiday in Rwanda since Sunday during which they also witnessed the early stages of the construction of the Ellen DeGeneres Campus that will be dedicated to the late Dian Fossey...

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 5:04am

Europe Street Fair is back with music, kids’ games and more

It’s that time again -- the Europe Street Fair is back! The event will be held from 2pm on June 9, at Kigali Car Free Zone, in downtown. The extravaganza is organised by a delegation of the European Union and EU embassies in Kigali, as part of the annual Europe Day celebrations. All...

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 5:04am

Relationships: When love takes a crazy turn

In 2013, 22-year-old Marquis Baldwin, a Pensacola (USA) resident was arrested on four counts of armed robbery and six counts of aggravated assault after he held up four businesses with a gun, three of them restaurants. But the money Baldwin stole wasn’t being saved for a rainy day; he used it...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:04am

We can control what we say about ourselves

Last week the world commemorated Africa Day 2018, something done annually on May 25 to, amongst other things, symbolise the determination of the people of Africa to free themselves from foreign domination. My sister Linda coordinated a successful Africa Day event at Trinity College Dublin and had...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:04am

Motherhood won’t stop me from reclaiming No. 1 tennis ranking — Serena Williams

Serena Williams has her eyes on the prize. Long ranked the No. 1 tennis player in the world, Serena lost the coveted title after giving birth to baby Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. last September. Following Tuesday’s French Open, where she won her first match since becoming a mom, Williams...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:04am

Things every newbie needs to know about starting a business

Starting a business is exciting — and scary. It’s a bit like driving through a heavy fog where you are only able to see a few feet in front of the windshield — you don’t know what’s up ahead until it’s upon you. However, the longer you are an entrepreneur, the...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:04am

WORD HAS IT...

Is TBB getting back together? Last year was not a very good year for Rwanda’s  music, going by the series of breakups in the industry. First was Urban Boys who shocked their fans when one member, Safi Madiba, publicly announced that he was no longer with the group. Then there was TBB....

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 4:04am

The girl’s room: How sanitary pads keep girls in school

On May 28, the world marked the annual ‘Menstrual Hygiene Day’ under the theme, ‘No More Limits’. It is an awareness day to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management, and an opportunity to address the plight of many girls around the world who do not have...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 8:11am

Gahongayire in charity drive

Gospel singer Aline Gahongayire is undertaking a charity drive that will see her put a smile on the faces of many needy women and children in the country. On May 27, the ‘Awesome God’ songstress kicked off her ‘Ineza’ tour that will see her perform in different parts of the...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:04am

New platform to help link Rwandan artistes to EA audiences

Rwandan jazz, soul and funk artistes will soon be able to perform in festivals and concerts across the region with ease, thanks to an entertainment booking platform, Fezah. Fezah was founded by two ex-Googlers from Uganda and currently helps Ugandan and Kenyan entertainers (musicians, bands, DJs)...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:04am

23- year- old Higiro’s dream is to see children living with disabilities thrive

Alice Higiro, a marketing and sales officer at AOS, a tech company, has had a passion for children since she was a child herself. Her turning point, however, was when she went to the UK to pursue her studies and realised the need to help disabled children back home. Last year, she joined Itetero...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:04am

KWEZI AND I: School time is approaching

It’s exactly two months before Kwezi begins school and to say that I am excited is an understatement. This for me is another step in this journey that I embarked on a little over four years ago when I got pregnant with my baby and decided that come rain or sunshine, I was ready to be a mother...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:04am