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...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, Organisations like Aspire Rwanda are the reason why some disadvantaged women in Gisozi and Rutanga wake up every morning with something to look forward to. A great number...

How much water should you drink a day?

Water is essential to good health, yet needs vary by individual. These guidelines can help ensure you drink enough fluids. Studies have produced varying recommendations over the years, but in...

Dress code: Is age just a number when choosing what to wear?

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Why would a 45-year-old woman walk around town wearing clothes that her teenage daughter would also not fit in? She is literally suffocating in the small cropped top, revealing the...

I'm becoming bitter because I can't have a baby

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I've never been a jealous person, but up until now I have turned into a seething, jealous, bitter hag. My husband and I hit the one year mark of trying...

Letter of the week: Agnes Mutoni is an inspiring young woman

Editor, On Tuesday, I read a story on the United States Airforce Academy website about Agnes Mutoni. She is a young Rwandan girl who is determined to break barriers and...

Editor's Letter

Dear readers, It is painful to watch a woman old enough to have grand kids walking around town in clothes so tight that most of her 'assets' are bulging in...

Is there nutrition in frozen foods?

Dear Doctor, I'm trying to eat more fruits and vegetables, but I don't have time to go to the grocery store every week. So I stock up on frozen produce....

Healthy foods; the calcium boosters

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, according to the National Institutes of Health(NIH), and the recommended intake is 1,000 mg a day for adults. Ninety-nine percent...

Chicken Caesar wrap

This chicken Caesar wrap recipe is elevated by the irresistible smoky flavour of grilled chicken and lettuce wrapped in a tortilla. Whisk together this easy Caesar salad dressing.

Kamariza's generous hand is touching the vulnerable in hospitals

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Isabelle Kamariza's humility is a lesson on its own. The founder of Solid Africa, a non-governmental organisation that supports vulnerable patients, works from a plain office that tenants have stayed...

Where is the place of women in public procurement?

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As innovative, committed and hardworking as they may be, for a long time now, women entrepreneurs have had low participation in public tenders globally. This also applies to Rwanda, a...

The maxi allure

Maxi skirts are back - big time! One thing for sure with maxi skirts is that they look good on any figure. This is because the main feature of a...

Rwanda Decides