When the maid takes over the home

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For many people, stories about house maids revoke bad memories. They bring back memories of evil deeds like torture of children and conniving with robbers to steal from their employers....

Akiwacu takes stock of her reign as Miss Rwanda

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Colombe Akiwacu’s reign as Miss Rwanda comes to an end this weekend as a new beauty queen is unveiled at the grand finale of Miss Rwanda 2015 Beauty Pageant. Akiwacu’s...

Will my autistic child handle school?

I am thinking about enrolling my eight-year-old son at a school for children with “special needs”. However, I think that it is important that you understand his “special” needs before...

The jumpsuit: Fashion's new moneymaker

Plenty of trends emerged last year, from paper-bag waists to polka dots, but none so dominant as the jumpsuit. Nearly every designer - regardless of aesthetic, or how much his...

Are my friend's eyes sick?

Dear Doctor, I have a friend who always has a disgusting yellow discharge in the corner of her eyes. At first, I thought she was suffering from some sort of...

Letter of the week

Reference to the story Too posh to push: Why women prefer the C-section, published February 11, 2015 Editor, After reading this article, I started talking about it with a few...

Letter from the editor

The day you met her, you literally thanked the hands of fate that sent her your way. She was sweet, respectful and best of all, great with kids. A God-send...

In the kitchen: Fish masala

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What you’ll need •1 (13.5-oz) can unsweetened coconut milk (not shaken) • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or canola oil •2 teaspoons black mustard seeds • 5 (1/8-inch-thick) slices peeled fresh...

Nutrition: Want to lose weight fast? Cut out soda

One of the major causes of obesity is soda. If you want to lose weight, giving up your soda consumption is probably one of the best beginning moves. Within weeks...

Too posh to push: Why women prefer the C-section

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Over the years, the number of expecting women who opt for a caesarean section has increased. Why is C-section a seemingly preferred method of child birth in Rwanda?

Dr Jjuuko's tips on how women can make it in media

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DR. MARGARET Jjuuko is a professor at the University of Rwanda specialising in journalism, media studies and components of communication. The 50-year-old Ugandan scholar first came to Rwanda in 2003...

My mother resents me

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My father was never there at all; my mom left him before I was born. I think my mother has resented me my entire life. I fully understand that a...

How to rock a headscarf

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Headscarves have been worn for many centuries, as a way to keep hair-dos intact, to keep the head warm and to suggest modesty or position. Headscarves are also a fashion...

How can I tell that I'm ovulating?

Dear Doctor, My husband and I are trying for a baby. It will be our first. However, it’s been six months now and nothing has happened. We had ourselves checked...

Letter of the week

Reference to the story Women with passion for long haul bus driving, published February 8, 2015 Editor, Sunday Times carried an inspirational piece about three women who drive long haul...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, Child birth is arguably the most beautiful thing in the world; to bring life into the world is a feeling like no other. For some women, how this...

How to make chapatis

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“CHAPATIS (Indian flatbread) are the perfect accompaniment to most Indian dishes. Learn how to make them with this step-by-step photo tutorial on making Chapatis. Don’t be fooled by the number...

Women with passion for long haul bus driving

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Gatuna border, 4.32pm. Passengers are boarding Kigali-bound Onatracom coaster. After having my documents cleared by immigration, I take my seat in the bus.