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Saving in schools gains momentum

Visit any upcountry school and you will get amazed at how much the pupils/students understand that they have to save the little they receive from their parents. They have even gone an extra step and formed savings clubs.  “The most important thing is to start with the little money you...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 12:00am

Muhanga millionaire tips on wealth-creation

He was forced to abandon his dream of becoming a doctor after he was denied admission into secondary school due to the prevailing political situation at the time. This, however, did not to stop Athanase Ndagijimana from seeking opportunities to improve his life through other avenues. Ndagijimana...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 12:00am

The brave smilers: Life with cancer

When she was diagnosed with breast cancer 11 years ago, Oda Nsabimana, 52, says it seemed like the worst thing that would ever happen to her in life.  “Before, the only killer disease my head would ever imagine was HIV/Aids. Then, one time I watched a doctor on TV educating women about...

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 12:00am

Behaviour neurotherapy clinics can help improve mental health

Usually, the brain is one of the commonest sites for cancer metastasis or migration. For this reason, the brain is usually a center of interest for all oncologist professionals.  I have spent some good time during the last month (may) undertaking extensive studies on the brain lesions,...

Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 12:00am

Is Rwanda ready for Big Brother Africa?

AFRICA’S MOST popular reality TV show Big Brother is back.  This year, Rwanda will participate in the show which will have representatives from 14 countries eyeing $300,000 (Rwf 210 million) up for grabs. Rwanda will take the place of Angola in the 9th season which starts on September 7...

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 12:00am

The women shaping Rwanda’s fashion industry

THE Rwanda fashion industry has over the years evolved into a lucrative and vibrant business sector. Women have been largely behind this mushrooming industry. They have placed Rwanda on the global fashion scene thanks to designs that have been displayed at events like Rwanda Day in London and...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 12:00am

Coping with life after university

Congratulations! You made it through! For at least eighteen years, it was blood sweat and tears as you moved from one level of education to the next. And now, you can finally stop worrying about being up in the middle of the night, reading for an exam. For Pascal Yankurije who hails from the...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 12:00am

Investments in fertiliser trade hit Rwf5b mark

Investment in fertiliser trade has almost doubled since the government privatised the import and distribution of the input last year. According to research by the Ministry of Agriculture, since the privatisation of fertiliser importation and distribution, there has been an increase of 46 per cent...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:00am

Malnutrition: Balancing the dietery equation

Fish on Monday, ground nut stew on Tuesday, vegetables on Wednesday, beef on Thursday... to some, this is what makes a balance diet. It is the ultimate ‘proper nutrition.’ The idea that one can be malnourished despite seemingly eating ‘well’ will not hold to this school of...

Monday, May 26, 2014 - 12:00am

Spinal cord compression lead cause of urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the accidental leakage of urine. At different ages, males and females have different risks for developing this problem. In childhood, girls usually develop bladder control at an earlier age than boys, and bedwetting is less common in girls than in boys.  However, adult...

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 12:00am

20 reasons why you should live in Rwanda

AFTER LIVING in Kigali, Rwanda for the past two and a half years, I can’t speak highly enough about the place. The lively culture, the friendly and innovative people, the delicious food… it’s pure paradise, and there’s no end to the adventures, opportunities, and passion...

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 12:00am

Cine Femme: The nursery bed of female filmmakers in Rwanda

IN Hollywood, women make the list of some of the best film makers. Mira Nair, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston and Maya Angelou among others are some of the female stars at the helm of Hollywood.   However, back home, the film industry is just taking off. We don’t have household names...

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 12:00am

What facilities does your school have?

EVERY Wednesday and Saturday afternoon, Callixte Gashugi carries his sewing machine to Ndera Minor Seminary in Gasabo district, city of Kigali to sew torn clothes of students. “Whenever I come, I make a minimum of Rwf3,000 which is a good deal,” says the tailor in his late fifties....

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 12:00am

Muhanga maize farmers reap big from collective marketing

Tilling the land is for many people an unrewarding job. However, so for the hundreds of maize and soya bean farmers in Cyeza sector, Muhanga District in the Southern Province, it is a different story.  The farmers, who are organised under the Tuzamurane Co-operative Society, are reaping big...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 12:00am

How risky are cell phones to your child’s health?

A fancy toy in the eyes of a child comes in form of a gadget. That makes their excitement cell phone, cell phone and more cell phones. Even if you made it a gigantic tablet, as long as that your one-year-old love sees your lifting it to your ears whenever it rings, they will want to imitate you....

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 12:00am

Malnutrition has greatly reduced, says MoH official

The governmnent has been running several programmes to promote nutrition in the country. It is hoped that if the populace observe proper feeding pattern, it will greatly enhance not only health but also human capitcal for economic prosperity. Ivan Ngoboka caught up with Alexis...

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 12:00am

Rwanda’s future talents

People, art and culture have umbilical ties. Through these ties, people are able to voice concerns, societal ills, illuminate lives and live a life that could only be achieved through dreams.   Rwanda currently sprawls with different and unique talents that range from musicians, film...

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 12:00am

Uwantege’s selfless service has transformed Kinigi sector

AT a tender age of 23, Faith Uwantege quit her job as a front office manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge where she earned Rwf 200,000 a month. Her reason for quitting was a calling to help orphans, widows and the most vulnerable families in Kinigi Sector, Musaze District. She established Faith...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:00am

Education vs talent: Which is better?

The Oxford dictionary defines education as “the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction especially at a school or university.” Everyone that has had the chance to go to school has been subjected to this process; sitting in an enclosed room with a book, a pen and a piece...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 12:00am

Harmonising regional capital markets laws will boost local bourse – CMA

When the East African Community (EAC) was revived in 2000, most people were hopeful it would play a big role in the development of the region.  The ‘old’ EAC collapsed due to misunderstandings between leaders in the 70s. With pro-integration leaders at the helm of member states,...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 12:00am

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