Women

Classic Macaroni Salad

This is a salad that everyone will love. It is just a pleasing taste that will suit everyone. Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Ready in: 4 hours 30 minutes Ingredients l4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni l1 cup mayonnaise l1/4 cup distilled white vinegar l2/3 cup white sugar l2 1/2...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12:00am

Five things to do every day to keep the house clean

Want to feel like your home is clean and organised and like you’ve got ‘it’ together? First of all, it’s important to keep these things in mind: Organisation takes time, it won’t happen overnight. Stop worrying about instant results, concentrate on progress. Routines...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12:00am

The healthiest cheeses to eat

Whether it’s paired with wine or melted over a burger, cheese is where it’s at. And not just because eating it makes life worth living. Cheese is a nutritional powerhouse, rich in nutrients including protein, phosphorus, and don’t forget calcium, says Jim White, R.D.,...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12:00am

What effective birth control method can I use?

Dear Doctor, I gave birth to my first child two months ago. I want to start birth control but I’m not sure of which method to use. What’s the best birth control method and what are the side effects? Pamela Dear Pamela, Menstrual cycle, pregnancy, delivery, all phases in the life...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12:00am

Birth control: What are the methods?

Implant This matchstick-size progestin-releasing implant is placed by a doctor under the skin high up on your inner arm. The progestin thickens cervical mucus, making it tougher for sperm to reach an egg. That is, if one is released. Progestin can also halt eggs from leaving the ovaries to begin...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12:00am

Black and gold: How to keep it classy

When it comes to fashion, colour mixing is an interesting aspect and every woman should know how to go about it. Knowing how to combine the colours of your attire and accessories helps bring out an elegant look. To succeed in ‘mix and match’, you should know which colours blend well...

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12:00am

Gahaya Links: Weaving a better future for vulnerable women

When I met Prisca Nabayo, my first impression of her was that she is a calm and collected woman. Across the room, she sat alone immersed in her work, knitting jewellery.This is her life, and as I came to learn later, her passion too. Married with two kids, Nabayo’s life almost came to a...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:00am

AFRICA MY HOME

Africa my home Where the sun’s never brighter Warming up the backs Of our soldiers our fighters We the descendants Of such an inheritance Gifted with beauty Power and intelligence Threw it away Those are the sad facts This is our day When we all need to come back Renew what was...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:00am

A ray of hope

What would you do if you didn’t have food for your four-year-old child? No milk to give him.  Not even porridge; nothing to calm your child’s hunger. What if your children were sick and you could not afford to take them to the hospital? What if your husband was a drunkard because...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:00am

A legacy to my son

Growing up, I was often told how much I looked like my father. Even as an adult, when people met me for the first time, they would often take one look at me and guess correctly whose daughter I was. I used to wonder whether my mom felt bad that I didn’t look more like her. It’s not like...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:00am

Are your children safe on the Internet?

A six-year-old boy in Tanzania has become an over-night celebrity for being the youngest ever to create a computer application for children. It is amazing what incredibly young minds can do with technologies as each day goes by. Most parents cannot believe how fast their children catch up and...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:00am

What causes urinary tract infections?

Dear Doctor, I’m in my 30s and fairly healthy. However, I keep getting urinary tract infections. My husband and I want to know what I can do to prevent them. Dina Dear Dina, For various reasons, urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common in young women. First is the short length...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:00am

Karengera on how she became a global makeup artist

Laura Isimbi Karengera describes makeup as “an art form like any other”. “It’s very competitive but very rewarding. Some do wear makeup just because they love it and some because they need it to feel more comfortable in their skin. It can be therapeutic for some too. It’s an expression of...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:00am

KWEZI AND I... Three years down the road

Nasra and Kwezi This Saturday, Iman Hannah Kwezi turns three. I have had a good time on this planet and I really cannot complain but none of it can ever compare to having my daughter. But like you know her and I by now, her journey into this world was not short of drama. I will however spare...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:00am

Can I still have a period if I’m pregnant?

Dear Doctor, After all the classic symptoms of pregnancy, I took a test and it came out positive. I’m 24 years old and this is my first. I’m not sure how far along I am though. However, for about three days now, I’ve had what I assume is a period. Is that possible? Can I still...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:00am

How can I boost my toddler’s appetite?

Dear Doctor, For weeks now, my toddler’s appetite has been strange. I’ve tried to make her all sorts of things but she refuses to eat and just wants milk. I’ve been advised to give her toractin syrup but I do not know much about it. Is it safe for babies? Are there natural...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:00am

Women need to unlearn every patriarchal lie, says Irakoze

As far as dreams go, Judicaelle Irakoze hopes that every woman discovers her potential. The 23-year-old runs ‘Abigaelle Closet’, a fashion house that is also used as a platform to empower women, and she has also set up a number of other organisations advocating for women and the youth...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 12:00am

What do I need to know about still births?

Dear Doctor, I’m pregnant with my first child but I’m worried because of all the things that could go wrong. I’m in my third trimester and so far so good. I’ve heard about still births and I would like to know what causes that and what I should avoid. Is exercise good at...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 12:00am

What do I need to know about still births?

Dear Doctor, I’m pregnant with my first child but I’m worried because of all the things that could go wrong. I’m in my third trimester and so far so good. I’ve heard about still births and I would like to know what causes that and what I should avoid. Is exercise good at...

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:00am

VIDEO: How single mother painted her way to accomplishment

Last week, I delivered construction materials to my relatives in Gisozi Sector in Kigali. When I got to the house, the workers were at it, but what caught my attention the most was a woman clad in safety gear busy painting walls. I later found out that her name was Jeanne Uwamahoro.  ...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:00am