Flashback; big shoulder pads are in

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How to rock shoulder pads What looks to be a big trend is anything to do with the shoulder. We’re talking shoulder pads, shoulder embellishment, anything to do with exaggeration...

In the kitchen: Beans with cassava combo

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This is a traditional Rwandan recipe for a classic vegetarian dish of beans mashed with cassava, onion and celery. What you’ll need •200g of local Rwandan beans •300g cassava, cut...

Nutrition: Snacking between meals

It’s a couple of hours since you last ate, and your stomach is rumbling. But with a long stretch ahead until your next big meal, it can be tempting to...

Kaliza started doing business at 12, going regional at 26

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For most young people, one must complete college or university education first, save or even borrow a lot of money and then start a business.

Baby switching: Should expectant mothers start getting concerned?

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It is the nightmare of every mom-to-be. And rightfully so, because the joy of knowing that the little bundle you've been carrying for the last nine months will be in...

Being an air hostess is more than the looks and smiles, says Umurungi

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Glamorous, smart and sophisticated- that’s the image most people get when they hear ‘air hostess’. Clad in classy suits, trained to be professionals in customer service, and of course, their...

My sister is dating a "crackhead"

My 25-year-old younger sister returned from Nairobi where she was pursuing a degree. She has always been the independent type and I always admired her for acting more mature than...

Ask the Doctor: How can I handle my husband's Guillain Barre syndrome?

Dear Doctor, Three months ago, my husband was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome. He is 36 years old. The onset was gradual, beginning with numbness in his hands and feet, and...

Dressing your belly

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Style secrets of the chic and pregnant Start with neutrals. Your (mostly black) basics can be mixed and matched to work for anything from a cocktail party to a trip...

Letter of the week

Reference to the story When the desperate search for a boy pushes mothers to the edge, January 15, 2015 Editor, I read with much interest last week’s main story in...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, When Emille Rukundo and his wife Beatrice Uwamariya were told they had delivered a baby boy, they were ecstatic. But in a strange twist, they found themselves with...

In the kitchen: “Ugali” (African cornmeal mash)

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UGALI is an African cornmeal mash enjoyed in the region and beyond. Much as it’s simple to cook, it must be well prepared to be enjoyed.

Nutrition: Foods that help reduce stomach fat

While excess fat in anybody area isn’t ideal from a health standpoint, fat that accumulates around your midsection is particularly problematic. Unlike fat elsewhere, belly fat is largely visceral, according...

Video Interview: Life is about taking risks, says KGL proprietor

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Some party lovers might not be acquainted with the face behind one of Kigali’s most famous night spots, KGL fast food restaurant and bar. Opened in 2013, the popular hangout...

When the desperate search for a boy pushes mothers to the edge

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.According to a story published in Uganda’s New Vision, Mathew Mboga Sserubidde, a spare parts dealer in Kampala, dumped his first wife Len Sserubidde, also the mother of his three...

The children I’m raising aren’t mine

I have been married for 10 years now. I love my wife more than anything in this world and the day she gave me two beautiful baby girls, I thought...

Ask the Doctor: Can I avoid colic?

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Dear Doctor, I am only a few weeks away from labour, and this is my first child so I’m really excited. However, I have heard about colicky babies and I’m...

Afrolicious bliss

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It’s official; the afro is back!!! The fro is no longer a hairstyle relegated to the 60’s and 70’s and reminiscent of the Jackson 5. It’s a look worn by...

Letter of the week

Reference to the story The plight of a single mother, The New Times, January 8, 2015 Editor, After my wedding in 2005, little did I know that months later, I...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, It’s been said to be grateful for the things we have because some people are not as lucky. To have food on your plate when somewhere in the...

In the kitchen: The Rwandan beef stew

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Joseph Gatabazi, a chef at Happy Corner restaurant in Nyabugogo says it’s a straightforward stew to which all sorts of root veggies can be added.

Nutrition: Foods you should eat every day

Lean protein This is where you can indulge your inner carnivore. Lean sources of protein may help speed up your metabolism and encourage your body to burn more fat. Turkey,...

Women can make it in journalism - Ingabire

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Recently, the Association of Rwanda female journalists elected a new president, Egidie Bibio Ingabire, giving her a three-year-term at the helm of the group. Collins Mwai caught up with her...

The plight of a single mother

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For some, it’s a choice they made to go down the road of single parenthood due to many factors like careers that they don’t want to mix with commitment. Others...