When Gashora girls became Africa’s debating giants

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When it comes to public speech and debating, Gashora girls are a class apart. From wining debating competitions locally, they have taken the continental stage by storm.

Uwase on using art to empower women

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Crista Uwase is a collage artist using paper from magazines as a medium to create meaningful art. Her artwork is mainly aimed at empowering women to address their challenges, including...

KWEZI AND I...Do you know what your child is eating?

I seem to always be discussing food but by now, you must also know that besides eating, sleeping and causing ‘mayhem’ in the house, there is not much else toddlers...

What are the do’s and don’ts of pregnancy?

Dear Doctor, I’m 23 years old and a few weeks pregnant with my first child but I do not know what to expect. I live alone and don’t have many...

Meet the women drumming their way to prosperity

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Drumming is a common form of entertainment in Rwandan culture; however, the idea of female drummers was unheard of in the past. 100-year-old Elizabeth Nyirahirwa from Rusizi District vividly recalls...

KWEZI AND I...Speaking the food language

People who say that Kwezi is a copy and paste version of me have only made that conclusion based only on our physical resemblance. What they don’t know is that...

How bad can fibroids get?

Dear Doctor, I have had fibroids for more than two years. I was advised to have an operation, however, due to financial constraints; I have not been able to do...

How a former street vendor charted a rags to riches journey

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Anastasia Abambuzimana is the true definition of persistence. Neither fate, nor circumstances linked to her humble background, could stop her from achieving her dream.

KWEZI AND I: Celebrating small milestones

If you know me well, then you must know how I believe that I know many things. In fact, I sometimes even secretly think that I know everything, which is...

NEXT WEEK'S PROBLEM: Will long distance affect my marriage?

My husband was recently transferred to another country, and he has about two weeks to leave. We have three kids together. I have never been in a long distance relationship,...

I can't give my husband kids

I suffered a miscarriage six months ago and things got so complicated that I was told I may never have kids. The news was devastating. My husband and I have...

Why is my menstrual cycle erratic?

What is your age currently? When did your menses start and how long have you had this problem of irregular menses? Answers to these questions can help find the underlying...

HEALTHY LIVING: 4 health benefits of eating vegan

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Vegan diets are known to help people lose weight. However, they also offer an array of additional health benefits. For starters, a vegan diet may help you maintain a healthy...

Legendary Kamaliza; 23 years later, her legacy lives on

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It’s been 23 years since over one million people lost their lives in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The effects of the tragedy still ripple through the daily lives...

Why 20-year-old Ishimwe won the 'Queen's Young Leaders' award

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This year, 20-year-old Yvette Ishimwe was one of the two lucky winners from Rwanda selected to receive the ‘Queen’s Young Leaders’ award at Buckingham Palace, London.

KWEZI AND I...by Nasra Bishumba

Three years ago, if someone had told me that I would today be a mum to a toddler, I probably would have laughed. I was young, or so I thought,...

The Counsellor's thoughts...

Good grades are the result of hard work and intelligence. There is nothing wrong with being a smart student regardless of whether your father is a principal or not. Having...

I can't give my husband kids

I suffered a miscarriage six months ago and things got so complicated that I was told I may never have kids. The news was devastating. My husband and I have...

How can I make friends in school?

I recently enrolled at a secondary school where my father is the principal. I am naturally a smart student and I pass my tests at the top of my class....

How can I lose weight after child birth?

Accept my sincerest congratulations on the arrival of the new baby. During pregnancy one can gain up to ten kilogrammes, or even more, of weight. The abdomen is stretched and...

5 ways to gain weight in a healthy way

Don’t let more than four hours go by without eating. Your body needs a continuous supply of energy since it’s like an engine that’s always turned on (your heart is...

Your feedback: Edina suspects her husband of flirting with the help

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Some men do that but I believe that it should not in any way be the reason for a broken marriage.

The Counsellor's thoughts...

There is no smoke without fire. If two maids have come out to complain about romantic advances from your husband, then this is evidence enough that your man is a...

How can I make friends in school?

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I recently enrolled at a secondary school where my father is the principal. I am naturally a smart student and I pass my tests at the top of my class.