Mary in the 21st century

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The greatest story ever told, the birth of Christ, will be voiced till the human race goes extinct. Save for the fact that God's own son was born to human...

What are you doing for Christmas?

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Christmas is finally here and we all know the hype that comes with it. There are usually parties all over town; some animals will face the knife. Others will see...

Should I dump her for another?

I need help. I'm 31 and I believe I'm running out of time to get married and have a family. I have been with my girlfriend for four years. I...

Why the pain in my knee?

Dear Doctor, I'm a 27 year old. About six weeks ago I began having pain in my right knee. I can't remember any specific injury that caused it, nor was...

Letter of the week

Reference to the story The women of 2014, The New Times, December, 18 2014 Editor, I was really impressed with the people on the list and I think it is...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, Everything we read about in the original Immaculate Conception story could very well happen again, after all, Jesus did promise to return. How he will return, however, is...

Nutrition: 7 foods that help fight belly fat

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Black Beans All legumes are full of protein and fiber - two well-known appetite crushers. And thanks to their dark colour, black beans are also one of the highest in...

In the kitchen: Smoked tilapia BBQ

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Smoking tilapia is a great way for you to enjoy this popular fish in a traditional way. Tilapia is becoming one of the most common freshwater fish recipes in restaurants...

The women of 2014

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As 2014 comes to an end, some women have risen to the forefront by shredding stereotypes and having influence in various fields such as policy making, culture, activism and technology...

What would you give mum for Christmas?

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Christmas is fast approaching, and with that comes the need to spoil our loved ones with gifts. Donah Mbabazi asked a few ladies what their ideal gift for a mum...

I'm no longer in love with my husband

By the age of 22, I had two boys. Later, I separated from the father of these kids and met someone else. He was kind and I fell for him....

Letter of the week

Reference to the story Domestic Violence: When women turn the heat on men, The New Times, December, 11 2014

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, 2014, like every other year, has had its ups and downs. It has been a year of disappointment, struggles, but at the same time, triumph and beating the...

My cough worries me

Dear Doctor, I have had cough for the past two months and I'm currently recovering from a second chest infection. Ever since I completed a dose of amoxicillin and doxycycline...

Nutrition: Liver: Nature's most potent super food

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Conventional dietary wisdom holds that the micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and trace elements) we need from foods are most highly concentrated in fruits and vegetables. While it's true that fresh fruits...

In the kitchen: Nyamirambo's Asusa

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As far as eating out goes, Nyamirambo can comfortably take pride in its own home-based dish, Asusa. Called the Nyamirambo special liver sauce, it is a simple meal of beef...

Story of Mukarubega: The woman who built a business empire with just Rwf5000

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Her journey is a fairy tale characterised by perseverance and patience. Zulfat Mukarubega the founder of Rwanda Tourism University College (RTUC) has changed the face of the hospitality industry. As...

Domestic violence: When women turn the heat on their men

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Alice Uwineza thought she had found true love. But it turned out to be as brief as her 7-day honey moon.

My friend is in a dangerous marriage

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My friend has been married for almost 10 years now. However, her husband is a serial cheat and everyone knows it, sadly, including her. The man sleeps around with any...

Why does my body itch?

Dear Doctor, I always feel itchy after I take a bath. It doesn't matter whether the water is cold or warm. When I was younger, I used to think I...

Letter of the week

Reference to the story Woes of living with HIV as a woman', The New Times, December, 4 2014 Editor, Last week, the world over celebrated World Aids Day. In the...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, We are not punching bags, activists have said over the years. However, for some, it is easy to walk the streets in protest of such behaviour; after all,...

Nutrition: Snacks with staying power

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If you're fighting the urge to nap on your desk after lunch, then maybe that midday cup of coffee just isn't cutting it. Try these; Lemon water It may not...

In the kitchen: Deep fried yams

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Abdul-Akin Habineza, chef at Mama Boy's restaurant in Nyabugogo says the fried yam shouldn't change the taste of the yams.