In the kitchen: Delicious potato skin

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Whether you have these for dinner or have them as a starter meal, you do not want to stop eating. There's nothing quite as tasty as a crispy potato skin....

What is the fate of the rural woman in Rwanda?

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On October 25, 2014, Rwanda will join the rest of the world to celebrate the International Rural Women's Day under the theme “Let's support each other in the journey of...

The life of a female taxi driver

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The sight of a woman driving a taxi is something we don't see every day. The taxi business is male dominated given the tough conditions that come with the job...

Ask the counselor: I don't get along with my boss

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My boss is very young (24) and new to the job but not new to the workplace, she's worked here three years. She's good at her job, is lucky to...

The chiffon blouse

“Chiffon tops don't only come in classic colours, but they also have innovative patterns and prints,”¯ says Zainab Mulerwa, the owner of Zoxy Fashions, a boutique in T-2000 in town.

Why are my teeth discoloured?

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Dear Doctor, Over the last three months I have noticed that my teeth are not as white as they used to be. Right now, they are not particularly brown or...

Letter of the week: Kudos to Abunzi

Editor, The new system of conflict resolution where mediators, most of whom are women, talk to warring parties and settle their disputes marks a milestone in improvements to our justice...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, Saturday October 25 2014 marks this year's International Rural Women's Day which will be celebrated under the theme, “Let's support each other in the journey of self-reliance.”¯

Nutrition: Foods to help you lose weight

Beans Inexpensive, filling, and versatile, beans are a great source of protein. Beans are also high in fiber and slow to digest. That means you feel full longer, which may...

In the kitchen: Canadian Poutine

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This is the most delicious yet simply made food you can imagine. Mebs Kara, general manager of Accord Hotel/OC Pizza Bar and Grill, says the Canadian delicacy is one of...

Abunzi: How women are contributing to peaceful conflict management

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In 2010, Dorcus Zaninka, 41, was voted to the Mediators Committee (Abunzi) in absentia. The mother of four and a business woman serves on the 12-member committee of Abunzi in...

AU official tips on the role of women in democratisation and peace building

A fortnight ago, a high level two-day Gender Pre forum was held in Kigali to discuss the role of women in peace building and democratisation. The meeting attracted gender experts...

Ask the Doctor: Am I late for antenatal?

Dear Doctor, I am expecting my first baby and I'm really excited. I am in my second trimester now and have had a couple of scans that tell me that...

Ask the counselor: I'm scared to tell my parents I'm pregnant

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I am 22 years old and moved out of my parent's house after I got a job because I wanted them to see that I was responsible and could look...

Letter of the week: Thank you Aspire Rwanda

Editor, There was a time when women all over the world were ridiculed by chauvinistic men, with husbands beating their wives and deeming it perfectly normal. However, times have changed...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, The reintroduction of the Abunzi system in 2004 was motivated by the need to reduce the backlog of court cases, to dispense justice and make it affordable and...

Nutrition: 4 reasons why you should never skip breakfast

Are you tired of being told about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Well, this might never end as it is one of the most important...

In the kitchen: Quesadilla: The Mexican stuffed pancake

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A quesadilla is basically a Mexican-style stuffed pancake, like a toasted sandwich, made with two tortillas containing cheese-based filling, chicken or beef and pico de gallo sauce then toasted through...

Aspire Rwanda: The backbone of Gisozi and Rutanga's disadvantaged women

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After a five minute drive off Gisozi memorial centre, we enter through a gate next to a sign post with an inscription of Aspire Rwanda. Past a big play ground...

Uwizeyimana's journey from a struggling freelancer to a media entrepreneur

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2013 was an eventful year for most journalists in the country. But it was even more eventful for Marie Louise Uwizeyimana as she was crowned journalist of the year 2013....

Ask the counselor: I think my neighbour's teenage son hits her

I'm not a nosey neighbour, and if it wasn't for the seriousness of the situation, I'd probably mind my own business. But on more than one occasion, I have heard...

Zahabu's kitenge and modern mushanana

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At the recently concluded Rwanda Day in Atlanta, fashion designer Francis Zahabu impressed the Diaspora with an exhibition of locally made fashion designs. His designs are a blend of Kitenge...

Ask the Doctor: I have a phobia for sex

Dear Doctor, I am a 24-year-old virgin and planning to get be married in December this year. However, silly as this might sound, I am scared of the thought of...

Letter of the week: Ladies, please dress appropriately

Editor, Women all around the world love to look good. Everyone wants to wear clothes that make them attractive. I do believe that your clothes should be according to your...