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Lydia Atieno

Why you need digital literacy skills as a student

Digital literacy means being able to understand and use technology. It relates to the ability to find, use, and create information online in a beneficial and useful way. The American Library Association (ALA) defines digital literacy as the ability to use information and communication...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 12:16 AM

Miss Career Africa boot camp kicks off in Eastern Province

38 Miss Career Africa (MCA) 2020 contestants on Monday November 23, commenced their four-day boot camp at Seeds of Peace Hotel in Kayonza, Eastern province. The contestants will go through a five-day boot camp, with a team of experts helping them in shaping their ideas into viable and scale-able...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Mint leaves; a healthy addition to your diet

Mint leaves are a popular ingredient in several foods and beverages, ranging from teas and alcoholic drinks to sauces, salads, and desserts, smoothies as well as in water. Locally and easily found in food markets and grocery stores, mint leaves are pocket friendly at only Rwf 200 a bunch. The...

Monday, November 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Why you should keep food portions under control

To attain or maintain a healthy weight, your portions are just as important as what you eat, health practitioners say. One may ask, ‘how much food is enough’; nutritionists define a portion as how much food one chooses to eat at one time, whether in a restaurant, from a package, or...

Monday, November 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Singer Alyn Sano on releasing her new album

Alyn Sano is working on her new album which, she says if all goes well, her fans should expect it soon. The afro-pop singer says the album entitles 11 new songs, which are all inspiring, and tackling different issues that people go through in their daily lives. She says that the title of the...

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Discovering your strengths for career and personal growth

Experts believe that discovering your strengths and figuring out what you’re good at are key elements to finding the right career fit and maintaining that fit over time. No one puts it better than Donald O. Clifton, the late professor and creator of Strengthsfinder- a personal development...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Why you need a professional portfolio

A part from a resume, employees also need to have a portfolio.  A portfolio is a way to document your professional journey and demonstrate your skills and abilities. It can be a collection of your work and accomplishments in either a physical or digital format. What makes a portfolio...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Entrepreneur’s experience starting a vending outlet

After joining campus, Emmanuel Kayitare was determined to become an entrepreneur immediately on completion of his studies. His dream was to contribute to changing people’s lifestyle by providing them with healthy and natural juice. To fulfill this dream, he opted to take up the evening...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

What are the health benefits of watercress?

Watercress is a dark, leafy green that is said to be an excellent source of minerals. Consuming all types of fruits and vegetables, including watercress, has been linked to better overall health. Health experts say the benefits of eating watercress are many, and that one can eat watercress...

Monday, November 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

Irritable bowel syndrome; when to call the doctor

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the intestine. In most cases it normally results in abdominal pain with constipation, diarrhoea, or alternating periods of both.  Celestine Karangwa, a medic at Technology Clinic in Remera-Kigali, says sometimes it can be mistaken for...

Sunday, November 15, 2020, 8:53 PM

Gihozo on aspiring to take her music to another level

Pacifique Gihozo has been in the music industry for only three years, but she says the experience inspires her to do more and achieve greater heights. To her, this is where she finds peace of mind; therefore, she expects to make a difference in her music as a career. She agrees that although...

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 12:31 AM

What are the benefits of volunteering?

Greek philosopher Aristotle once said that “the essence of life is to serve others and do good.” His sentiments suggest that voluntary work comes with many benefits. These benefits can last a lifetime—and not only for those who you are helping, but for you as well. What is...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 12:20 AM

What is the purpose of skills assessment?

As the rate of technical change intensifies, the challenge to keep the skills of employees relevant for an organisation to stay competitive accelerates too. So how do companies or organisations ensure their employees have the skills to achieve the goals? Dr Andrew E. Ivang from the Department...

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 11:57 PM

What are the main challenges holding back cooperatives?

Leaders of cooperatives across the country have blamed price fluctuations and lack of market for their produce as one of the challenges that discourage farmers’ participation in cooperatives. This was said during the ongoing cooperative leadership seminar at Kabusunzu RICEM Campus-Kigali...

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

Skin abscess; causes, symptoms and treatment

Skin abscess is defined as a confined pocket of pus that collects in tissues, organs or spaces inside the body. Francis Kazungu, a general practitioner in Kigali, says they are typically caused by infections, and that when touched, are painful and warm. “Abscesses can show up anywhere...

Monday, November 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

The benefits of massage therapy

In a bid to contain Covid-19 in the country, massage therapy, among other therapeutic services, were halted since mid-March. Last week, however, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) announced massage therapies as one of the services permitted to resume their operations. According to health experts...

Monday, November 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

The sunny side of eating eggs

As part of a balanced diet, it has been established that eggs provide many health benefits; in fact, research suggests that eating eggs can also support weight loss. Nutritionists say eggs make one feel fuller, hence eating fewer calories throughout the day. However, nutritionists caution...

Monday, November 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Citybuddiz: How young entrepreneurs are promoting tourism through cycling,

Rwanda is a country blessed with richness in natural resources and cultural heritage. However, the country has got various precious places, mostly natural, that are still unexplored and whose enormous potential has remained untapped. After carrying out different researches, Citybuddiz...

Friday, November 6, 2020, 8:12 AM

Why networking is important for your career

Networking has been regarded as a powerful tool for career growth. For someone who has a vision of succeeding in the career world, it is important to have skills and a clear strategy-and networking is among the approaches that can help you climb the corporate ladder.   Experts say that...

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 12:44 AM

Are you an influential leader?

Generally, leaders are supposed to inspire and influence those they lead. However, the question is, how does one attain this? Experts define an influential leader as someone who, through powerful influence (as opposed to coercion), achieves effective results through people who choose to follow...

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 12:25 AM

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