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VIDEO: Meet Clarisse Uwayo, a rising taekwondo star

At a young age, Clarisse Uwayo once watched people practice taekwondo and she immediately fell in love with the martial sport. In 2013, she decided to be part of the team in Rwanda. “I fell in love with the sport, especially because anybody can play the sport regardless of their strength,...

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 1:10pm

20-year-old violinist on using instrument to refresh music industry

Eugene Turikumana grew up singing in a church choir, and that’s how he got acquainted with the violin. After every practice, he would stick around to try out different instruments, however, it was the violin he got attached to. With a friend, they would train each other, and that’s...

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 12:08am

Should one take painkillers for menstrual cramps?

DEAR DOCTOR, Is it okay to take painkillers for cramps? My sister does so and I feel like this is something she can cope with without medication. How do I get her to stop medicating herself? JUSTINE DEAR JUSTINE, Does your sister get cramps in the legs while walking or is it cramps in...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 6:23pm

Government launches one-month reading challenge

Developing a love for reading during childhood can have a huge impact on education and future wellbeing. Besides, according to various reports, reading books is incredibly beneficial to children. And so, the Ministry of Education in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Culture, this week...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:17am

Covid-19: How rising screen time disrupts learning experience

The coronavirus pandemic is remaking the way children learn, and it could have an impact on their academic progress. With schools shifting to remote learning globally, experts argue that children are spending more time in front of computer screens, mobile phones, among other gadgets, hence,...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:16am

Lifelong learning: The key to a budding workplace

Educationists argue that lifelong learning is a state of mind, but something that we can make much more likely by the ways in which we encourage young people to learn. Lifelong learning is defined as is the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated” pursuit of knowledge for either...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:15am

Tips for a smooth job interview

Whether someone is coming back into the workforce or looking ahead at their first interview, there’s no denying that a smooth job interview is a difficult undertaking. For the most part, the applicant is expected to possess virtues to a good degree, playing down weaknesses and explaining...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:14am

Origin of ordinary things: Sandwich

Sandwich, in its basic form, can be defined as slices of meat, cheese, or other food placed between two slices of bread. According to whatscookingamerica.net however, the first recorded sandwich was by the famous rabbi, Hillel the Elder, who lived during the 1st century B.C.  He started the...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:13am

Virtual learning: How to improve student participation

As students continue with online learning, it has been shown to increase retention of information, and take less time. However, experts say that for all the advantages they offer, virtual classrooms also present significant challenges. Mark Ndagijimana, a teacher at GS Ruhango Catholique,...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:12am

Covid-19: How rising screen time disrupts learning experience

The coronavirus pandemic is re-forming the way children learn, and it could have an impact on their academic progress. With schools shifting to remote learning globally, experts argue that children are spending more time in front of computer screens, mobile phones, among other gadgets, hence,...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:11am

Dealing with workplace bullies

Everyone is entitled to a safe working environment—one that enables them to relate with other employees freely without feeling intimidated or oppressed. Workplace bullying can be defined as repeated inappropriate behaviour, direct or indirect, whether verbal, physical or otherwise,...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:10am

Office etiquette: The dos and don’ts

In an office or any other workplace setting, how you present yourself or interact with others speaks volumes about who you are as a person, as an employee and co-worker as well. This is why minding about etiquette or how you conduct yourself matters and not only does it define your personality, it...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:07am

Women to say goodbye to painful natural birth

Fear of childbirth (FOC) is a serious problem for women, since it leads to avoidance of pregnancy, maternal and foetal stress, and an increase in maternal requests for caesarean section. Normal vaginal birth for women is a painful experience due to uterine contractions, recurrent vaginal...

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 11:39am

Food and climate change; the impact

The food production set-up has evolved in recent decades, increasing the availability of food. Experts say this can easily be underestimated by the enormous impact that food production has created to support human societies trying to reach today’s nutritional needs, as we deal with the world...

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 12:07am

Neuropathy; causes, treatment and prevention

Neuropathy (nerve pain, peripheral neuropathy) is damage or dysfunction of one or more nerves that typically results in numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, burning sensation, increased sensitivity to touch, and sharp jabbing pain. According to Gerald Ruzindana, a body wellness expert at Amazon...

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 12:06am

Why pumpkin leaves are good for you

Pumpkin leaves are dark green leafy vegetables rich in water, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, and magnesium, vitamins A, K, and folate.  Nutritional value Rene Tabaro, a nutritionist at King Faisal Hospital, says apart from a taste similar to a mixture of green beans, asparagus,...

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 12:02am

How does one get over a breakup?

A breakup can be one of the most painful experiences in life. It’s never easy letting go of a relationship that once meant the world to you, and to let go of all the memories and plans you once held. Leaving all of this behind can trigger all sorts of unsettling emotions.   However,...

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:15am

Till a crime of passion does us part!

On the September 9 a Ghanaian pastor killed his wife in the city of Orlando. The man of God loaded his gun went to his wife’s place of work, a bank, and shot her dead in the presence of her colleagues. He was not a common ‘mwananchi or muturage’, he headed a congregation, he run a...

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:14am

The 5 love languages and why it is important to know them

I once got into an argument with one of my friends because I was trying to make her a personalised gift for Christmas and she was doing everything in her power to ruin it. Never have I been so frustrated about something I was equally confused about. Imagine how puzzled I got when my friend ended up...

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:13am

Our love-hate relationship with The Kardashians

Where were you when The Kardashians announced they’d be cancelling their show “Keeping up with the Kardashians” after 20 seasons? And how have you been coping since the “devastating” news broke? Have you been binge-watching past episodes and any clips you can find...

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:11am

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