Employers should put workers at the heart of their strategies - Umunyana

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Denise Umunyana saw an opportunity and went right for it; with enough experience and willpower, she ventured into a fairly untapped field, human resource.

The Counsellor's thoughts...

A responsible man with dignity cannot date two girls from the same family at the same time. This is a clear-cut red flag that your boyfriend is dishonest and chances...

Is my husband dating my sister?

I am the first born in my family and our parents died 10 years ago in a car accident. I was left with no other option but to take responsibility...

I want to be my own boss

Three months ago, I quit my job because I couldn’t stand my boss’ attitude. He was rude and unappreciative of anything good around the office. I merely said I had...

How can I deal with my baby's cold?

The young baby has definitely caught flu from his elder sister. Flu is contagious and spread by droplet infection. The affected person exhales germs of flu in the atmosphere while...

Eat smart for a healthier brain

There’s no denying that as we age chronologically, our body ages right along with us. But research is showing that you can increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain...

Why women in arts are struggling to claim their place

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IT was a thorny start for musician Yvonne Mujyemana aka Queen Cha when she set out to pursue a music career in 2012. Her family could not imagine their daughter...

Is it menopause causing my voice to become hoarse?

Dear Doctor, I recently noticed change in my voice as it is becoming hoarse. Now that I have begun my menopause, should I take it as the cause or is...

Teenage pregnancy: Why the picture is still gloomy

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Twenty four year-old Josiane Bwiza dropped out of school when she was only 16 years old. Her dropping out had nothing to do with lack of school fees. It was...

Gahimakazi on why she opted for business upon returning to Rwanda

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Twenty-five years ago, Yvonne Gahimakazi an entrepreneur, fled the country to Italy to pursue her dreams. While there, she studied political science to contribute to the peace building of her...

How 19-year-old Ingabire is changing lives of teen mothers

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A group of about 30 young women gather outside the church. They are not here for prayers but have a common challenge that unites them. They all became mothers at...

Widows: Facing life after death of the family breadwinner

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It has been three hard years since Jeanine Mukabacondo lost her husband Patrick Kanyamibwa in a motor accident.

What the Budget means for women empowerment drive

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Women empowerment has always been at the forefront of Rwanda’s tireless efforts. Results have certainly been achieved with an increasing number of women taking part in various development aspects of...

How do I handle my toddler’s eczema?

Dear Doctor, My two-year-old daughter was born with eczema and for the last couple of weeks, it has been unbearable. I’ve visited doctors who gave us medicine but nothing seems...

Understanding natural methods of family planning

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During the London Summit on family planning in 2012, Rwanda committed to ensure the availability of family planning services in every village (Imidugudu), among others.

How can I prevent breast cancer?

Dear Doctor, I am 22 years old and I have a history of breast cancer in my family. I lost two of my aunts to it. My question is, how...

How Nyaruguru women mobilised to kick malnutrition out of their homes

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Their story stands out. It is not because of financial success but their collective effort to kick malnutrition out of their community using limited resources. As malnutrition levels reached alarming...

My goal is to build a platform for Made in Rwanda products abroad - Gasabwa

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Kelia Gasabwa has a dream of building a platform for Rwandan products on the international market. She has been living in the United States of America for over four years...

What’s behind my delayed menstruation?

Dear Doctor, I am 25 years old and have never been pregnant. However, my period is late by about three weeks and this has never happened. I took a pregnancy...

How Umwiza’s disability inspired her to aim for the sky

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As I walked into the gate of Centre de Jeune Sourds-Muets, a primary and secondary school for children deprived of the sense of hearing and ability to speak, I could...

Murebwayire on the hurdles and rewards of self-employment

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10 years ago, Jacky Murebwayire was a graduate with a dream. After attaining her degree in Management from University of Rwanda’s College of Science and Technology, (Kigali Institute of Science,...

How can I control a heavy menstrual flow?

Dear Doctor, I am 20 years old and have always had a heavy menstrual flow. I don’t normally get cramps but my flow makes me uncomfortable and I’m afraid of...

Genocide: Child born out of rape, mother recollect the painful journey to healing

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We arrived at her home located in Kimironko, a Kigali suburb, around 2pm on Wednesday, last week. Due to the delicate nature of the assignment, we were in company of...

Musanabera on her 8-year battle with fistula

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She smiles and clears her voice to talk to me. Her facial expression exudes happiness and a sense of relief. And why wouldn’t she be happy? For a year now,...