As Rwandans celebrate International Refugee Day today, under the theme ‘One Family Split by War Is One too Many’, Marie Chantal Ingabire is especially thankful to be celebrating the day in her country. For only a few years back, the 33-year-old was languishing in Zambia. She only returned to Rwanda in November 2011.
Over the weekend, I watched a few episodes of one of my favourite television shows, Desperate Housewives. One devious character, Edie Britt (played by Nicolette Sheridan), went to great lengths to keep the guy she was dating, even though he was clearly still in love with his ex-wife.
The world has embraced a distinctive kind of lifestyle, but all that seems to have happened is that we have literally shot ourselves in the leg. Human beings have a yawning desire to be loved and appreciated. I am a very observant person and I have noticed how we relate to one another.
This is not to say women have completely figured men out, but let’s be honest, I think we are doing okay. However, during a recent conversation with a man friend, I realised men have never been so far away from the truth.
I’ve been dating this guy for three years now. He has very bad mood swings and it’s like I am a burden to him in ways I don’t understand. But I love him and want to keep this relationship going though he makes it hard.
Lately I have come across many vile news stories, video clips and even word of mouth testimonies of child-minders, even here in Kigali, who have been caught abusing children physically or even molesting them sexually. I find myself very much angered by these accounts but more than that, I am terrified.
I am in my first trimester of pregnancy and very excited because it’s my first baby. However my appetite is high and unlike other women, I seem to like everything. Could there be certain foods pregnant women should avoid? What are they?