Lifestyle

The dangers of self-medication

It’s surprising that many people see no problem with self-medication but the question remains; why would people engage in self-medication, are they aware of the dangers it poses on health? These medicines are often referred to as ‘over-the-counter’ or ‘non-prescription...

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 12:07am

Reasons to eat a salad today

How about making one simple change to your diet, like adding a salad almost every day? Experts say it can pay off with plenty of health benefits. However, they warn against salad topped with creamy dressing or packed with fatty, high-calorie mix-ins (an additional ingredient mixed into food to add...

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 12:06am

What you should know about pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease is an illness that every woman should be aware of. However, health experts say that at times, it might not show signs and symptoms, but it is dangerous and can lead to infertility or worse. Dr Raoul Kabadi Gizenga at Hôpital La Croix du Sud (HCS), Remera says...

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 12:05am

Know more about pneumonia

Pneumonia is a common lung infection caused by various germs such as bacteria, fungi and viruses. Globally, anyone can get pneumonia, though some people are at higher risk than others. Pneumonia and its symptoms can vary from mild to severe form depending on the infecting germ and attacked person...

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 12:05am

What to do when marriage turns into ‘dictatorship’

Recently, a woman wrote to a marriage counselor on her instagram in a segment known as “Ask the counselor,” explaining how her marriage is at the verge of breaking, reason being, what she thought her husband was, is just the opposite of who he is. He is a dictator whose true colours...

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 6:35pm

25 years later, a generation blossoms

Mashirika is a Performing Arts and Media Company at the core of which is social transformation through art. Since its inception in 1997, Mashirika has been re-telling the story of Rwanda and confronting crimes against humanity through theatrical productions such as the Bridge of Roses (2014),...

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 6:31pm

So you think I’m fat?

One of my favourite songs is Crooked Smile by J. Cole. I fell in love with this song because of one particular part, “Love yourself girl or nobody will. Oh, you a woman? I don’t know how you deal with all the pressure to look impressive…” This here hit home, and always...

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 6:26pm

How Bad Rama plans to build a powerful music empire

It is three years since 44-year-old Ramadhan Mupende, commonly known as Bad Rama, founded The Mane, a record label which has since signed singers like Safi Madiba, Marina Debol, Queen Cha and rapper Jay Polly. The Kicukiro-born producer has established himself as one of the best music managers in...

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 6:19pm

Meet Kigali’s leading emcees

Emceeing is one of the most important roles at an event, but for a long time, this was more of a ‘side hustle’. However, this has since changed. Choosing the right emcee for a particular ceremony has become crucial, and being the host and facilitator of the event, an emcee can either...

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:15am

Falling out with friends: What do you do after a friend breakup?

I believe we all have friends, but as time goes by, it gets hard to keep up with all of them. Some, you may not have anything in common with anymore, others may have travelled and so you lost touch, and it is possible that another’s character, status, or what have you, isn’t admirable....

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:12am

The simple explanation: The Lion King: Is it too realistic?

Disney’s‘ The Lion King’ remake is upon us. Giddy quivers run up, down, left and right of the spines of fans of Disney cartoons. But the progress of these quivers is obstructed at a few places by controversy. Why? ‘The Lion King’, the first one, in 1994 was a classic,...

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:11am

Relationship or situationship?

At the end of relationship there are two things that could happen, either the two people involved will amicably go their separate ways or will start throwing shade at each other. Our African stories mostly fall in the second category. Sadly, when we get out is when we will say how much we had...

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:10am

Tushabe and the saxophone: A game changer in the music industry

A group of musicians, poets and dancers staged an outstanding performance at the recent celebrations of Liberation Day held at Amahoro Stadium. Among the performers, was Stella Tushabe, an exceptional saxophonist, whose skill defined and set the tune for the performance. The mix of her mellow and...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 1:07pm

How to shape eyebrows like a professional

It doesn’t matter if yours are naturally wild or have been victims of over-plucking, perfectly shaped and groomed eyebrows are possible to achieve, for those who are into that sort of thing. If you’re struggling to keep your brows neat or can’t quite nail that perfect arch, there...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:06am

How can I treat the common cold at home?

Dear Doctor, I caught a cold from my toddler and whereas she seems to be getting better, mine has many issues, including the fact that I’m losing my voice. It is now hoarse and I’m wondering if there is anything that can get it back to normal. What home remedies can you recommend for...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:05am

Waking up to washed phones

I doubt there are parents out here, especially with toddlers, who have not had an experience that involves the urge to literally grab their child by the shoulders and shake sense into them. Personally, there is not a single day that I am not thankful to God for blessing me with Kwezi but there are...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:04am

School holidays: A time for parents to reinforce discipline among children

Students will soon be breaking off for second term holidays. Teachers have observed that learners normally go for holidays with acceptable behaviour, however the story is different when they return to school. So why is discipline important for school children on holiday? Ronald Wandira, head of...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:19am

Why early learning is important for a child’s development

A child’s early years are the foundation for his or her future development, hence providing a strong base for lifelong learning and learning abilities is very vital. Neurological research shows that the early years play a key role in children’s brain development. Early learning is also...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:18am

Cambridge and national education system: How do the two differ?

The education system has evolved and this includes the form of curriculum offered by education institutions. Today Students have the liberty to attend any kind of education system that they can afford or are comfortable with. In the past, most schools mostly offered the national curriculum however...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:17am

Origins of ordinary things: Rubber bands

The simple rubber (or elastic) band is one of those nifty little items that costs next to nothing and yet has so many uses most commonly, holding multiple objects together such as bank notes and pens and pencils. Throughout history two types of rubber have been used to manufacture rubber bands...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:16am