My husband is punishing me for his mother's mistakes

My husband recently found out that the man who raised him is not his biological father. This shocking information was news to his father too at some point. Their relationship,...

KWEZI AND I...Mobility comes with its set of challenges

As you celebrate the fact that your child is now crawling or even walking, you tend to forget that her quest for mobility also comes with some challenges. For instance,...

When will my teen get her period?

Dear Doctor, My daughter made 16 and she’s never gotten her period. She developed breasts two years ago although they are rather small. I started worrying when she was 14...

HEALTHY LIVING: 7 reasons you NEED to eat carbs

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When you want to slim down or just eat healthier in general, it’s tempting to try to ditch carbs entirely. After all, we grew up in an Atkins diet-loving world,...

in the kitchen: Grilled Salmon

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A simple soy sauce and brown sugar marinade, with hints of lemon and garlic, are the perfect salty-sweet complement to rich salmon fillets.

Taking stock of maternity leave benefits scheme

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It is over eight months since the new law on maternity leave was published in the national gazette, effectively compelling all employers to implement maternity leave benefits scheme.

Kalimpinya on empowering teens through sex education

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Miss Rwanda 2017 third runner up, Queen Kalimpinya, is the co-founder of ‘Bambe Clubs’, an NGO that sensitises the youth on sexual reproductive rights. It began its operations last month...

KWEZI AND I...The barriers are being broken

As I have told you in the past, raising a child is a constant learning experience. For instance, Kwezi and I have conquered the porridge dilemma, having found the perfect...

Why does my baby sweat a lot?

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Sweating occurs due to eccrine glands, that is, sweat glands. These glands help to keep the body cool in face of excess temperature, either of the body or the environment....

Is my girlfriend dangerous?

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Why unpaid care work is a thorny issue in women empowerment

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Joseline is a single mother employed in a restaurant in Kimironko. The mother of two wakes up at 4am to prepare her children for school. This includes preparing breakfast, bathing...

How 21-year-old Umuhoza plans to fight climate change

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Grace Ineza Umuhoza, a third year student at University of Rwanda, wants to make a difference in society and is already devising initiatives on how to accomplish this. As soon...

KWEZI AND I...The terrible 2s phenomenon is real

Whether you have had a child or not, you probably have heard parents lament about the ‘terrible twos’. Simply put, it is that phase when your toddler decides to be...

What are the risks of tying my tubes?

Dear Doctor, I am pregnant with my third child and I was thinking this might be the last. I want to have my tubes tied after birth. Is it a...

Turn heads with a one shoulder dress

Fashion evolves and some trends have a way of making a comeback, like the one shoulder dress, for example. Just one of the many chic trends to add to your...

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...