Lifestyle

There’s more to dance than entertainment - contemporary performer

From childhood, Grace Ingabire, a contemporary dancer, loved to dance. However, there were no dance schools at the time to help her explore her passion, until high school when she began showcasing her skills. “As a child, I danced at every opportunity at home, I danced all day but then it...

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 3:11pm

Relationships: Knowing when to walk away

Monica married her best friend five years ago. Before her marriage, she had encountered two failed relationships that left her shattered, but when she finally met her husband, she knew she had ‘met the one’. She vowed to be the best version of herself and build a lasting union....

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:11am

The concept of an open relationship

Jada Pinkett, wife to Actor Will Smith, trended this week after singer August Alsina claimed he had a love affair with the actress for years. He went on to say that her husband Will Smith knew about it and gave them his blessing. The Smith couple has previously denied divorce rumours, with Jada...

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:08am

Podcast sharing experience of Rwandans from the Diaspora

In recent years, there’s been a surge in what some have termed the reverse-brain drain in Africa. That is, Africans living abroad, including the well-educated and wealthy, are choosing to live and work on the continent.  The reasons and motivations for this are many, including: better...

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:08am

Paying even when you’re not earning

I know JFK said not to ask what your government can do for you, especially when said government is doing a lot already, most notably cracking down on opportunists hiking food and commodity prices, among other things. That said, these are extraordinary times indeed that have turned virtues and norms...

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:07am

How local NGO empowers vulnerable women amid Covid-19

According to the United Nations, the combination of economic and social stresses brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as restrictions on movement, have dramatically increased the number of women and girls facing abuse, in almost all countries. In this regard, Root Foundation, a local NGO...

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 12:03am

Young philanthropist on empowering the youth to be agents of change

23-year-old Willy Shema has a vision to create a generation of young people capable of leading themselves, their communities and their continent. As a God-fearing, energetic and young visionary leader, Shema says he is driven by an endearing heart of helping, mentoring and nurturing fellow youth...

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 12:01am

Students and online safety

Since the eruption of Covid-19, schools around the world have adjusted to teaching and learning online.  However, this transition, experts say, poses a range of online safety risks for students, teachers and parents. It is believed that this could lead to increased online child...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:06am

Origin of ordinary things: The thermometer

Hundreds of years ago scientists realised they could measure changes in temperature by using primitive glass devices filled with liquids that expanded when they were warm and contracted when they cooled. Alcohol and mercury were the liquids most commonly used. According to Jamaica.org,...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:05am

Why the education system needs to be reformed

Anciently, future paths and career options were predetermined by race, class and ethnicity. Education systems in Africa were shaped for homogeneous groups of students with a narrow range of career options. Specific groups of people were raised to be engineers, doctors, lawmakers, among others....

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:04am

Rethinking micro, small and medium-scale enterprises

The world is hampered with anger and hunger: employees have been laid off. Their vital businesses have either collapsed or their market has gravely diminished overnight. Social media is awash with wistful emotions: we are all thoroughly fed up with the lockdown. What started as washing hands,...

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 4:13pm

Is honey healthy?

Honey is known for its sweet taste, but it serves many purposes, medicinal even. It is used as a substitute for sugar, others use it to treat cough or the common cold, among other things.  According to Dieudonne Bukaba, a nutritionist at Avega Clinic Remera, honey contains a number of...

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 12:08am

Dealing with cracked tooth syndrome

Do you have sensitivity to biting or perhaps feel an unpleasant sensation when you eat something? It could be that you are suffering from cracked tooth syndrome (CTS). Experts say it is not wise to ignore cracked teeth, reason being it can lead to an infection and if untreated, will progress and...

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 12:06am

Yummy yams: What are the health benefits?

Yams, locally known as ‘amateche’, are nutrient-dense tubers that can be cooked in various ways.   For instance, nutritionists say yams can be boiled, steamed, roasted or even fried, depending on one’s preference. They can also be eaten alongside other dishes, such as...

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 12:05am

The importance of birth control and spacing

Papias Bizumuremyi from Bukure in Gicumbi District has a six-month-old baby, and expects to have another in five years. “The reason we have given ourselves a five-year gap is to have another child when we are more financially stable,” Bizumuremyi says. This is because of the high...

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 12:03am

World suffers a deficiency of responsible men

Lately on the different social media sites, people share videos of women struggling to feed their children, or fighting with men over child support, or sometimes just making a public appeal after the father of the child or children went missing.  These cases have become too many that one...

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:24pm

An essential guide to online shopping

The internet has given rise to a number of online activities, especially during the current pandemic.  Among these is the rapid rise of online shopping as most people were inclined to buy most of their necessities online during the recent lockdown that was imposed as a measure to curb the...

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:23pm

Cycling to work? Not if you’re a girl!

Any ladies out there wish they could cycle to work? I know I do. It’s inexpensive, well except for the initial cost of the bike, but other than that, you don’t need to fuel it and maintenance and repair don’t cost anything close to what cars or even motorcycles require. Cycling is...

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:01am

Local NGO on serving nutritious meals to vulnerable patients

When Isabelle Kamariza founded Solid Africa in 2010, her dreams of feeding 5000 patients from the 20 that she started with seemed too wild to be true. Today, however, the organisation provides three nutritious meals to 800 vulnerable patients daily across six public hospitals in Kigali, namely:...

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 4:22pm

Sex offenders’ archive: What does it mean for the GBV fight?

Last week, Rwanda Public Prosecution Authority embarked on a process to establish a national registry of all individuals convicted for rape or defilement. The registry which will also be open to the public, will help law enforcement and justice to track repeat offenders — and contribute...

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 12:03am

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