Lifestyle

Why are my teeth sensitive?

Dear Doctor, I feel sensitivity every time I take a cold drink. I’ve never had issues with my teeth but a cold drink really irritates my teeth. Do I need a check up? What could be the issue? Allan Dear Allan, - When health, sensitivity does not occur with the teeth or gums. However, when...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 11:00pm

Why do I get pimples when I shave?

Dear Doctor, When I shave my beard I get nasty pimples. They really hurt and take time to heal. Why is this so and what can be done to avoid it? Lucas - Dear Lucas, Nasty pimples after shaving cause discomfort and look bad. But it is not an uncommon problem. Shaving can cause irritation of the...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 10:40pm

DJ Pius, Mayanja brothers bring house down at Iwacu album

DJ Pius’s concert Friday night was to launch Iwacu, his first album since going solo a few years ago. Remember Two4Real? The following day, the two-in-one concert headed to Musanze in the Northern Province for a stadium show. Pius kept his word about flying in a bunch of regional artists...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 9:52pm

Dear married people with single siblings...

A few days ago, a friend of mine had a falling out with her elder sister. The issue of contention was that the elder sister borrowed a large sum of money in August last year with the promise to pay back no later than a month. After two months my friend sent a reminder. The response: “Mana...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 11:03pm

Out of stock

Don’t you hate it when you head out to get your favourite product only to be told it’s out of stock? I think I mentioned before that I’m not one of those people who’re eager to try new things. Once I find something that works for me, I stick to it and good luck trying to...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:35pm

Uwase on lessons learned at the Obama Foundation Leaders Conference

A few months ago, the Obama Foundation, in a bid to support and develop the next generation of African leaders gathered 200 young leaders from across the continent. Imagine We’s founder and CEO Dominique Along Uwase was among the delegates. She shared with Sharon Kantengwa about how the...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 9:55pm

Places to visit

Zanzibar: From slavery to luxury holiday resorts   Centuries ago when the winds of the Indian Ocean blew, Asians made use of the monsoon winds to sail across the Indian Ocean to land on the great Island of Zanzibar, this was around the 12th century. Zanzibar, derived from the Persian...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 9:48pm

Are music festivals in Kigali losing their vibe?

Last week, the 2018 edition of Kigali Up themed, For the Love of Rwanda, Make Kigali a Vibrant City, was held and featured Ivorian reggae musician Alpha Blondy, among the many singers who performed at the cultural music festival, but recorded a low performance.  The Ministry of Sports and...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 9:41pm

Umuganura 2018: Urukerereza impresses, showcases Rwanda’s traditional dances

Rwanda celebrated the National Harvest Day, Umuganura, yesterday. The main event was held in Nyanza District, Southern Province, but there were celebrations across the country. In Nyanza, the national ballet Urukerereza performed different Rwandan traditional dances. Each of the dances has a...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 12:08am

The misinterpretation of feminism

When the ‘wave’ of feminism began at the end of the 19th Century, it was associated with the ideas and actions of the women’s liberation movement. Activism focused primarily on gaining political power, although some feminists were active in campaigning for women’s sexual,...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:52am

Christafari, Beauty for Ashes in ‘Unstoppable’ concert

Christafari, a Christian reggae band from the US, is already in Kigali, ahead of the ‘Unstoppable’ concert tomorrow, August 4. The band jetted into the country on Wednesday evening for the concert, at which they will perform alongside local gospel band, Beauty for Ashes, the organisers...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:01am

WORD HAS IT...

What is going on between Marina and Derek Sano? Is upcoming female singer Marina trying to get on socialite Sandra Teta’s bad side? Sources say that the artiste and socialite are in a bit of a strife, concerning Derek Sano. Teta was dating Derek, a member of Active boy band, until the two...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:43pm

‘Come we stay’ relationships

I find it interesting that the majority of Rwandan girls hardly move out of their parents’ home unless they are moving into a man’s home as a wife. A man who has made himself known to her family and officially asked for her hand in marriage. However, there could be some who find...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:25pm

Kigali vintage car show to attract regional exhibitors

The second edition of the Kigali vintage car exhibition slated at the end of this week is set to attract more automobiles not only from within the country but also from regional countries. Dubbed ‘Shyuha Auto Show’ the exhibition is slated for Saturday July 21 at the...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 11:17am

How one woman strives to give vulnerable children a better life

For 20 years, Anonciata Nakabonye has been taking care of vulnerable children, some orphans, and others, former street kids. Her four-room house situated in the suburb of Busanza, Kicukiro District, is where the once homeless and abandoned children now reside. A single mother, Nakabonye...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:23am

KWEZI AND I... Following in traditional steps

I am very old school when dealing with some aspects of my everyday life. I was raised by traditional parents. My mother raised us the way most children are in a typical African family. I was and I am still in awe of her. Strong. Focused. Dedicated. And most importantly, a fixer of all problems....

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:38pm

Independent but lonely

Dear Counsellor, I am 36 years old and doing very well in my career. I have worked hard to be successful in the corporate world but I feel like this is the reason I am still single. A colleague once told me that ‘I am my own man’ because I’m too independent and that men are...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:35pm

How long should a mother breastfeed?

Dear Doctor, My sister still breastfeeds her three year old daughter. I feel like this is too long. When is the right time to stop breastfeeding? Anita Dear Anita, Breastfeeding has many advantages for the baby as well as the mother. Breast milk provides necessary nutrients like calcium,...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:17pm

Foods that help you stay hydrated

Eat your water According to the old rule of thumb, you’re supposed to drink eight glasses of water per day (and some experts recommend even more). That can seem like a daunting task on some days, but here’s the catch: You don’t have to drink all that water. Roughly 20% of our...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:13pm

Veggie-packed meatloaf

You can make this lean and delicious recipe with your choice of ground turkey or chicken. The mix can also be baked in meatball form: Simply roll it into 30 meatballs and bake 20 to 25 minutes, turning the meatballs once. Prep: 20 m COOK: 55 m Ready in: 1h20 m Ingredients 1 onion,...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:11pm