FEATURED: Oshen King Faisal Hospital in drive to promote oral health

Over one hundred patients received free oral dental check-up during a campaign that was organised by Oshen King Faisal last week. The campaign which was held under the theme ‘the importance of taking care of our oral cavity is not limited to the mouth, but goes beyond the entire body...

Monday, July 16, 2018, 9:45 AM

The struggles of achieving a work-life balance

Juggling a successful career at the same time maintaining a healthy social life among other demands of life can sometimes be stressful. A recent report ‘It’s time we all work happy: the secrets of the happiest companies and employees’ released by Robert Half, a human...

Saturday, July 14, 2018, 11:36 PM

Why women in business are on the lighter side of the seesaw

The focus of many discussions is often on the women – or lack thereof – cracking typically male dominated industries, such as engineering, but there is also the unanswered question of why there are few women in the business sector. Despite commendable strides registered by Rwanda in...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 8:34 PM

How a local drone company is inspiring youth into technology

When Arlette Iribagiza graduated three years ago, she was aware of how uncertain the job market was but only hoped that things would work out differently for her. She had been searching for a job in her domain but all her efforts yielded nothing. As an Information Systems and Management...

Saturday, July 7, 2018, 11:38 PM

Sexual harassment: The woes of a young woman looking for employment

Lina Mutesi recently received a call from a friend who connected her to an official working with a government institution. For a young woman who had been searching for employment for years, the opportunity was almost too good to be true. And indeed it was. Even though it was not a long-term deal,...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 8:28 PM

Chiropractic treatment: Benefits and risks

Chiropractic care is a fairly known practice; however, it is a method used to re-align the spine, joints and muscles. Its efficiency lies in the gentle but manual operation of re-alignment. The word chiropractic means ‘to be done by hand’. Experts explain that this kind of treatment...

Friday, June 29, 2018, 7:31 PM

Are you living beyond your means?

Adocumentaryunveiled the life about Congo Dandies, men in Congo Brazzaville who are living in poverty but want to spend like millionaires. ‘Sapeurs’ as they call themselves, are members of the ‘La Sape’ movement (The Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People) who spend...

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 11:12 PM

Impanuro Girls Initiative: Nurturing girls with a vision

Violet Murekeyiteto started out selling avocado in her home area of Gitega, a Kigali suburb, but the little money she earned was barely enough to cater for the expenses of her home, let alone provide what was necessary for her two children. Even with her husband’s pay, it was still not enough...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 9:47 PM

Call for joint efforts in fight against malnutrition

The Minister of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF), Esperance Nyirasafari, has encouraged the use of a dynamic approach in the fight against malnutrition and called on all responsible parties to join efforts because that way a lot will be achieved. She made the call last week during a forum...

Monday, June 25, 2018, 11:37 PM

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, 9:54 PM

Uwihoreye on grieving and growing as a young widow

Eugenie Uwihoreye was widowed when she was 24 years old. She lost her husband during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.  They had been married for five years and had three children. She lost the father of her children, her companion and closest friend, she says. Naturally, her life took a...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7:19 PM

Award winning Rwandan scientist keen to help end hunger in Africa

Cedric Habiyaremye, the winner of this year’s Rise against Hunger’s World Hunger Leadership Award, has pledged to establish an organisation that will support community agricultural development and youth empowerment in the agricultural sector in a bid to fight hunger in Rwanda and Africa...

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 5:00 AM

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, 4:00 AM

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, 5:00 AM

Child birth: When women choose to go under the knife

For women with a complicated pregnancy, a caesarean section (C-section) may be necessary for the health of either the mother or child, or both. However, for a variety of reasons, some women choose to have their baby by a ‘planned’ or ‘intended’ caesarean section even when...

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 3:20 AM

PM calls for more trust in media as RBA celebrates 55 years

Trust should be the core aspect that the media industry should continue focusing on if more achievements are to be registered in the industry. The call was made by the Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente during celebrations that were held on Friday as Rwanda Broadcasting Agency marked 55 years in...

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 12:58 AM

55 years on, how far has RBA come?

Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) will today celebrate 55 years in service. For the public broadcaster, the day will be an opportunity to reflect and re-commit to better serve the people, its leaders say. The broadcaster will be marking 55 years since its first transmission went on air as the...

Friday, May 18, 2018, 4:16 AM

What’s it like to be a female sports journalist in Rwanda?

It is easy to think of sports as macho. This is because the field is dominated by men — and not just the athletes — but reporters too. Sports journalism has historically been a difficult area for women to break into. But lately, there are many prominent female sports journalists around...

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 5:00 AM

Relationships: The dilemma of taking back your ex

Lillian Kagisha’s boyfriend dumped her after two years of serious courtship. She was devastated and to say that her heart was broken would be an understatement. She had given her all in the relationship for she believed she had met ‘the one’. But fate dictated otherwise and the...

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 11:44 PM

If you think you want your ex back, here’s what to do

These are the important things to remember before you reach out. Examine why you broke up In the first place The reason why you broke up may point to whether or not it’s a good idea to take a second chance. “Many times we are nostalgic when thinking about an ex, and it’s easy to...

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 11:35 PM