The plight of a single mother

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For some, it’s a choice they made to go down the road of single parenthood due to many factors like careers that they don’t want to mix with commitment. Others...

My fiancé and family are at loggerheads

I am 29 years old and set to get married this year. All is going well but I am having problems because of misunderstandings between my fiancé and my parents.

Choosing the perfect saree

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Saree is the quintessential Indian traditional wear, which women can carry off with great panache. Every woman can look good in this wonderful garment, provided she chooses it well. So,...

Ask the Doctor: Why do my breasts hurt?

Dear Doctor, I am three and a half months pregnant with my second child and the pregnancy has been normal without any complications. However in the past month, I have...

Letter of the week

Reference to the story Let’s prioritise economic empowerment, says new Women Council boss, The New Times, January 1 2015 Editor, I would like to commend your team’s efforts for publishing...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, Women with children out of wedlock, to this day, still face the harsh criticism of society, a society that has no clue how they got there. From dealing...

Nutrition: 5 benefits of carrots

Forget about vitamin A pills. With this orange crunchy power food, you get vitamin A and a host of other powerful health benefits including beautiful skin, cancer prevention, and anti-aging....

In the kitchen: Kachumbari

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Kachumbari is a Swahili name for fresh tomato and onion salad that is common in East Africa, originally from Kenya and now enjoyed around the region, especially with pork. It...

Let's prioritise economic empowerment, says new Women Council boss

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About a week ago, Jacqueline Kamanzi Masabo was handed the Executive Secretary of the National Women Council position by Christine Tuyisenge, who had been at the helm of the council...

Women's expectations for 2015

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"With a population that is 52 per cent female, Rwanda cannot ignore women and their rights,"� President Paul Kagame said while addressing the Standford Business School Global Speaker Series in...

My step son is out of control

My 20 year-old-step son, soon to be 21 is tearing my family apart. His out of control antics started about three years ago, stealing, drug use, verbal abuse towards everyone...

Do fibroids prevent conception?

Dear Doctor, Five months ago, I started experiencing pain in my pelvis and heavy menstrual bleeding. After consulting with my doctor, tests showed that I have fibroids. My husband and...

Letter of the week

Editor, Reference was made to the counselor's question on Thursday, December, 25 2014 of a man who was contemplating to leave his girlfriend for an old flame he bumped into...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, First of all, Happy New Year! 2014 was indeed an eventful year for Rwandan women, and if that is anything to go by, it is only the beginning...

Nutrition: Food for a sore throat

Sore throat produces various uncomfortable symptoms such as pain while swallowing foods and liquids. Certain foods eaten during an episode of sore throat will help relieve the symptoms to some...

In the kitchen: The famous 'kabox'

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Kabox is sauce that is prepared without frying. It is very good for people who have health problems and one could even make it at their own place if they...

Mary in the 21st century

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The greatest story ever told, the birth of Christ, will be voiced till the human race goes extinct. Save for the fact that God's own son was born to human...

What are you doing for Christmas?

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Christmas is finally here and we all know the hype that comes with it. There are usually parties all over town; some animals will face the knife. Others will see...

Should I dump her for another?

I need help. I'm 31 and I believe I'm running out of time to get married and have a family. I have been with my girlfriend for four years. I...

Why the pain in my knee?

Dear Doctor, I'm a 27 year old. About six weeks ago I began having pain in my right knee. I can't remember any specific injury that caused it, nor was...

Letter of the week

Reference to the story The women of 2014, The New Times, December, 18 2014 Editor, I was really impressed with the people on the list and I think it is...

Letter from the editor

Dear readers, Everything we read about in the original Immaculate Conception story could very well happen again, after all, Jesus did promise to return. How he will return, however, is...

Nutrition: 7 foods that help fight belly fat

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Black Beans All legumes are full of protein and fiber - two well-known appetite crushers. And thanks to their dark colour, black beans are also one of the highest in...

In the kitchen: Smoked tilapia BBQ

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Smoking tilapia is a great way for you to enjoy this popular fish in a traditional way. Tilapia is becoming one of the most common freshwater fish recipes in restaurants...