In the kitchen: Mexican salad

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I have never really finished a salad before but things changed after I tried this one. I have heard people say that healthy foods are not delicious but I beg...

We are proud to study welding “ female students

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For many years, women have not been associated with certain jobs such as building, welding and many other physical ones.

Breast cancer awareness: A vital weapon in the fight against the deadly disease

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As the breast cancer awareness month comes to an end, one can only hope that efforts put into the campaign will bear fruit as the medical experts still grapple to...

From despair to triumph: The story of a breast cancer survivor

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Phillipa Kibugu was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994 while living in the United States of America. This was four years after her sister died of the same disease at...

Blazers: A timeless trend

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The best thing about blazers is that they are not gender biased. These fashionable jackets are available for men and women. They blend with any outfit, says Denyse Kayumba, an...

I want a baby with or without nuptials

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I am 30 years old with a stable job and dependable income and want to have a baby so badly. However, as things stand I am neither married nor dating....

Ask the Doctor: Will my kids have eczema?

Dear Doctor, I don't have any kids but my sister has two and they were both born with eczema. I am not that familiar with the condition but I see...

Letter of the week: Young girls should borrow a leaf from Amina Umuhoza

Editor, I was humbled by Amina Umuhoza's story that appeared in Women Today on Thursday last week. It takes a woman with guts to venture into work that is largely...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, The recent Ulinzi Walk was staged in Kigali to promote awareness of one of the most common cancers in Rwandan women, breast cancer. Health workers, survivors and supporters...

Nutrition: Foods to help you lose weight

The best way to kick a cold is to drink plenty of fluids and eat immunity-boosting foods. Here are some of the best items out there: Broth-based soup It's not...

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...