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Drug resistance threatens core of healthcare

Emmanuelle Ingabire, from Kabgayi, was still in agony, suffering excruciating pain, her temperature at a burning level. She was vomiting and has general body weakness. All these were three days after she had completed her third course of treatment for a bout of malaria.  “It must be...

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 12:00am

When religion ‘infects’ science

Faith heals. But blind faith kills. Whereas it is good to have a strong faith, whether in God or whatever, when challenges emerge in life, it is important to tread cautiously or at least look at both sides of the coin when it comes to health complications. There was once this relative back in...

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 12:00am

What are your fondest memories of Mom?

She saw you make that first cry when you came into this world. She reacted to your first smile with a hearty laugh. Months down the road, you started to crawl and eventually made the first baby steps as she closely watched you. Sometimes she spanked you out of love to make you a better child....

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 12:00am

More support needed to keep women empowerment momentum, says World Bank gender chief

Jeni Klugman is the Director of Gender and Development at the World Bank. Last week she was in Rwanda to attend the Oxford Human Rights Conference on Women and Poverty. She also visited adolescent girls and women empowerment projects around Kigali.  The lead spokesperson on gender...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:00am

Is it worth getting pregnant in school?

Giving birth is every girl’s natural right but the timing matters. In Africa, a girl is expected to only get pregnant when she’s married – educated or not. This practice, according to elders, discourages defilement and cohabiting and also allows the girl to first complete her...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 12:00am

How new initiatives will improve trade in Rwanda and EAC bloc

Over the past few years, regional governments have stepped up efforts to improve the business environment and promote cross-border trade. This has involved building of new infrastructure and enacting new business supportive policies.  These initiatives were largely responding to traders...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:00am

How you can be the one who gets the promotion

You have always wondered how some of your classmates went up the career ladder ‘so fast’ that you feel inadequate. You could also have been trying to catch the boss’ eye and clinch that promotion (you think is long overdue), but nothing seems to work in your favour.  Well,...

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:00am

Controlling emotion vital for wellbeing

Sometimes when I am angered or disrupted from my mood, I find ways to stimulate enough rest and always prefer  to take a bed rest of 30-40 minutes so as to regain my usual emotional status or working rhythm.  During this short period of resting potential, I never allow myself to enter...

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 12:00am

The ‘respectable’ potbelly?

Potbellies have always been considered a symbol of prosperity, prestige and wealth; that is of course, as far as African societies are concerned. When people see a man with a potbelly, he strikes them  as a symbol of success and wealth. A potbelly will get you a front sit in church or at...

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:00am

Women speak out on how saving schemes changed their lives

DESPITE concerted efforts to empower women and sensitise them on their rights, they still face many challenges. The ordinary women find it difficult to access credit compared to men.  This is because many ordinary women don’t have collateral which is a prerequisite to acquire a bank...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 12:00am

Prepare for mocks like the f inal exam

It is the start of second term, and thousands of students have already registered for Primary Six, Senior Three and Senior Six national exams. The clock is ticking very fast and both students and teachers are intensifying their efforts in order to be ready for the end of the year national...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 12:00am

How a former shop attendant built a business empire

The Business Times annual entrepreneurship series, “Women in Business” is back, and will run for the next two or so months. The series profile women who have defied the odds to thrive in business across all the sectors of the economy, and in research. The project aims to inspire young...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 12:00am

Nursing a grudge is like fermenting ill health

If you are what you eat, then you can as well be what you feel. The feeling of joy makes butterflies in us, but if you are sad and blue because your buddy beat you to Diana’s heart, or because your friend wronged you, then nursing that grudge for long will only be the yeast in fermenting ill...

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:00am

Smartphone overuse could damage eyes, say opticians

People who are so addicted to smartphones they may be increasing their risk of eye damage. Opticians warn that overuse from phones and other devices such as computers, tablets, and flat screen TVs can lead to long-term damage. Andy Hepworth, a UK-based optician said: “Blue violet light is...

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 12:00am

Rwanda Tusker Project Fame stars: Where are they now?

AFRICA HAS seen its fair share of talent search shows and East Africa has not been left behind. Kenya has plenty, Uganda can claim a fair share too but Rwanda is yet to come up with a home based reality show. Primus Guma Guma Super Star (PGGSS), Braliwa’s annual reality singing competition,...

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:00am

Women should be at the centre of conflict resolution, says AU Special Envoy for women

SHE is the founder and president of Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS), which is a women’s movement.  Time Magazine also listed Senegalese-born Bineta Diop among the world’s most influential people in 2011; she has been instrumental in peace building initiatives in Africa with...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:00am

Back to school: What every parent must look out for

After a long eventful holiday, children must report back to school for the new term this week. But how prepared is your child? Or is it even necessary? Well, Education Times explores why early child preparation for school is important and how it should be done.  Occupy the child at home...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:00am

Mathematics is for everyone

Mathematic is one of the science subjects that is feared by students because it is considered hard. Most students (including those at university) tend to avoid subjects or course units that involve many figures. And despite government’s emphasis on sciences, many students have not yet heeded...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:00am

Hospitality sector ready for upcoming AfDB meeting

Rwanda is ready to host the forthcoming 49th African Development Bank Annual Meetings slated for May 19-23 in Kigali, organisers and hoteliers have said. According to the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and hoteliers association, private villas have also been secured to ensure that all delegates...

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 12:00am

Hospitality sector ready for upcoming AfDB meeting

Rwanda is ready to host the forthcoming 49th African Development Bank Annual Meetings slated for May 19-23 in Kigali, organisers and hoteliers have said. According to the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and hoteliers association, private villas have also been secured to ensure that all delegates...

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 12:00am

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