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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

Find your home, move in and stay there

These special times have made me redefine or rather extensively explore the concept of HOME. As the majority of the world population is confined inside, some are gladly spending more quality time with their loved ones whereas others are living in fear, anxiety and depression resulting from all...

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 2:04pm

Life lessons: Tips for your younger self

For so many of us, life is a hefty journey with many twists and turns. It’s, therefore, inevitable that at some point, we pause to reflect deeply about what’s left of our life; for us to look back at the years lived so far, reflect on the present and think of where to go next. It is...

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 6:50am

It is possible to prevent suicide

Last week I wrote about people moving on after the death of a spouse, and the story was based on a lady who had lost her 19-year-old husband after he committed suicide in the family garage. Camryn, the wife, opened up about how he died and shared the full story with the aim of addressing anyone who...

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:09am

Will we ever know everything there is to know about 9/11?

Hard to believe it’s been 19 years since the 2001 September 11 terror attacks in the US. Feels like just yesterday but also a lifetime ago that the tragic events of that day unfolded before our very eyes. Well, not quite for everybody as many of us only watched on TV, but I don’t think...

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:07am

Commitment is the foundation of resilient marriages - Archbishop Mbanda

For Laurent Mbanda, the Archbishop of Anglican Church of Rwanda and his wife, their Christian faith has been the bedrock of their marriage. And in the 36 years they have been married, he says commitment has been the core facet that has held their union together. Whereas it’s a desire for...

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 12:12am

The story of matchmaking

Indian Matchmaking’ is a Netflix production that features Sima ‘aunty’ Taparia, a matchmaker who helps people unlucky in love to find those that they can connect with. Arranged marriages are a common thing in India and other parts of the world. Traditionally in Africa it was done...

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 12:11am

See-through toilets? I’ll pass!

I’ve never invented anything so perhaps I should be the last person to critique other people’s innovations and ideas. Nevertheless, I’m struggling to understand why anyone would want a see-through toilet like those being tried out in Japan. I get self-conscious in my own toilet at...

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 12:10am

Why you shouldn’t flaunt your relationship on social media

If you are a regular social media user, you might have come across couples who constantly give updates on their relationships. They share pictures of almost every minute of their relationship, sometimes even the intimate moments.  Yvette Uwamwezi, a mother of two, believes that most couples...

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 1:08am

Tips for the perfect staycation

Travel enthusiasts have been affected with the looming coronavirus. With closed borders and limited travel abroad, planning for luxurious vacations out of the country is more complicated than ever. Regardless of the complex circumstances, however, it is still possible to enjoy time away from...

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 1:04am

Women get emotionally attached to relationships

The decision to walk out of a relationship is never an easy one women make, especially where children are involved. Bear with friends who keep coming to you for advice and each time you think it’s over, they go back. You are then invited back to their house and served by a woman wearing a...

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:50am

Learning the hard way

Schools had been set to reopen in September but that may or may not come to pass as we continue to grapple with Covid-19 containment measures. For those of us who went through school with little to no disruption, it’s hard to imagine what losing a term, semester or entire academic year feels...

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:47am

How to deal with toxic people

It took time for Sheila to understand why she always felt emotionally exhausted every time she was in the presence of her best friend.  She, however, later managed to pick on her friend’s backhanded comments about her appearance and jealous tendencies, these always left her with...

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 12:08am

Tweni-tweni: When ‘time stood still’

Someone posted, ‘is 2020 still your year, or you can explain?’ and to say that the post was well-received would be tantamount to perjury. A few laughed, some rolled their eyes and others responded with undeniable contempt. I do not think he meant to offend anyone but given everything...

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 12:07am

Are we getting more ‘leeches’?

Have you heard about the ‘dry’ Rwandan dating market? If you live or have lived in Rwanda as a single woman, you might know what I’m talking about. Forget the days when they would not look in your direction, matters worsened, today a lot of men have diverted from being providers...

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 12:06am

The resident rat

I was getting ready to enjoy a relaxing weekend when I saw the unmistakable droppings that could only mean one thing. There was a rat in the house — my house! I had no idea how it got in or where it was hiding. I know it hasn’t left and I’m not happy about that. Usually, I’m...

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 12:05am

Catfishing: Signs that your online romance is a scam

The dating scene has transformed a lot in the past years. People mostly meet physically but this is all gradually changing with the rise of online dating. Many people are now meeting online and although this has somewhat simplified dating, it has opened doors for a whole new wave of romantic scams...

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 6:50am

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