Lifestyle

Understanding the immune system

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say that taking additional precaution to stay healthy is paramount. Among the guidelines offered by the government, frequent washing of hands and practicing social distances are key in preventing the spread of the virus. However, health...

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:06am

How NGO is using technology to offer medical training

For over 10 years now, a team of medical volunteers from the US has been coming to Rwanda under the patronage of the International Organisation for Women and Development (IOWD), to carry out free fistula repairs and train local doctors on how to care and treat the dreaded obstetric condition....

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:05am

Coping with stigma, infertility’s veiled burden

Children are highly valued in Rwandan culture and around the world, but the psychosocial challenges faced by families dealing with infertility are unfathomable. Not being able to have a baby makes women and men feel inadequate, like they are failing. In many cases, however, the woman is thought...

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:04am

The best of broad beans

Scientifically known as ‘vicia faba’ and known in the culinary sense as the ‘broad bean’, ‘fava bean’, or ‘faba bean’, this legume is in the pea and bean family with edible flattened seeds. It is of uncertain origin and widely cultivated as a crop for...

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:02am

Self-care: Ways to take better care of yourself

One day, Florah found herself wishing to go into a comma. She was daydreaming of being bedridden reasoning that, she would then manage to find some rest without feeling guilty for ignoring her responsibilities. You see, she had a lot on her plate and too little time for herself. This, however,...

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 12:03am

Marriage longevity: What’s the secret to a long, happy union?

Her Majesty the Queen of England and the Duke of Edinburgh looked frail and aged in the latest photo released by Buckingham Palace to mark Prince Philip’s 99th birthday. For a couple that has been under constant scrutiny by the public and media, and with a lot of rules to observe, it appears...

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 12:01am

Swapping finance for ballet: A dancer’s passion for the art

Evelyne Mukashyaka is a ballet dancer who consistently charms with her performances. Her dedication allows her to have an unusual skill.  Regardless of her talent, however, she never dreamt that dancing would be her livelihood someday. It was at the age of 15 that she took her first...

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 12:04am

Rape can NEVER be justified

I passionately denounce the deafening silence that has enveloped, stigmatised and traumatised half of our society. Just like the adage goes: one who educates a woman educates a community, he who rapes a woman rapes a nation, defiles our humanly constructs, and betrays the future we ardently...

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 12:02am

Stori Africa: Shaping a new generation of storytellers

It a time when the world is witnessing the devastating effects of COVID-19, young people as well as educators are utilising the opportunity to produce content that responds to the current circumstances. Since the pandemic has continued to change the way students access education, educators have...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:07am

Origin of ordinary things: Graphs

Data is presented in graphs as information is easier to retain visually than as numbers or tables. Graph theory is a branch of mathematics concerned with networks of points connected by lines. The subject of graph theory had its beginnings in recreational math problems, but it has grown into a...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:06am

How an online platform is helping students achieve academic excellence

The countrywide closure of schools has led to a number of disruptions in the education system.  Even with the adoption of online learning and teaching, concerns still remain and one of the key concerns is how students’ facilitation with appropriate lesson follow ups according to their...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:05am

Addressing the challenges of home-schooling

As students wait to resume studying in September, home-schooling has taken the place of the classroom. As a way of keeping up with their academics, students are obliged to study from home by making use of different media channels as well as online platforms. Nevertheless, many students and...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:04am

Addressing the challenges of home-schooling

As students wait to resume studying in September, home-schooling has taken the place of the classroom. As a way of keeping up with their academics, students are obliged to study from home by making use of different media channels as well as online platforms. Nevertheless, many students and...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:03am

Ways to nurture students’ special talents

Imparting students with basic academic skills has been a fundamental aspect in education. But discovering and nurturing special talents in children has proven to be just as relevant in their academic journey. This is why educators suggest the need for teachers and parents alike to put as much...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:03am

The tobacco war: Where do we stand?

In 2015 while in high school, Christian Abayisenga started hanging out with friends whom he later found out were smokers — something they’d do after school. It wasn’t long before he too picked up the habit. “Smoking started as a way of bonding with friends, also, it made...

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 2:36pm

How to deal with a visible scar

Not a single day in our consultations goes without people coming in complaining of a visible scar. These scars are usually located on the face, neck, arms, legs or any body part of individual concern. They are usually from a past burn injury, road traffic accident, healed skin condition, skin cuts...

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 12:04am

What causes infertility in women?

It is distressing for a woman to try to conceive but in vain. Infertility is defined as trying to get pregnant for at least a year with no success. Many things can go wrong in the processes that lead to infertility. Dr Iba Mayele, a gynaecologist at Clinic Galien, Kimironko, says to get pregnant...

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 12:03am

African eggplant: What are the health benefits?

The African eggplant, locally known as ‘intoryi’, is a tropical perennial plant that is closely related to the eggplant (aubergine) and widely cultivated for its use as a food, medicinal purposes, and ornamental plant. The plant is grown for its edible fruits which are cooked and eaten...

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 12:03am

Tips for moving house amid Covid-19

A month ago, Irebe found herself living alone after her roommate moved back into her parents’ house. She had lost her job to the current pandemic and could no longer afford the independence they had shared for almost two years. Because the house they were living in was a bit expensive, it...

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 12:05am

Teenage pregnancy; what should be done?

A conversation I had about teenage pregnancy reminded me of my teenage years. When I was growing up my mum was the bad cop and my dad the good one, they had completely different ways of talking to their children and even punishing them for the wrongs they committed. At a certain age when the boobs...

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 12:04am

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