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Lydia Atieno

Cyuzuzo on taking his music career to another level

BORN AND RAISED IN RWANDA, Patrick Cyuzuzo lost his father at an early age. As if that wasn't enough, when he was only five, his mother abandoned him for reasons he hasn't been able to understand up to now.  His maternal aunt picked him up and was raised in Huye District. He...

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 5:12 AM

What to consider when improving your workouts

With a modern lifestyle, there are a lot of hindrances that tend to keep people off from sticking to a physical routine exercise and also from taking advantage of regular workouts. The vast benefits that come along with physical activities are undeniable and for those who are already engaged in...

Monday, May 31, 2021, 12:00 AM

Are you taking in enough calcium?

Calcium plays an important role in the body and its deficiency can bring about health issues that affect the entire body. Erick Musengimana, a nutritionist at Rwanda Diabetes Association-Kigali says generally, the reason why taking in enough calcium is important is because it's needed for...

Monday, May 31, 2021, 12:00 AM

Gaining and sharing knowledge is my satisfaction – bodybuilder Jimmy Ntare

At his training place, Jimmy Ntare Rwamugereka is going on with his daily fitness sessions. This time around, he is training a bit harder than he has been doing before. When Weekend Sport visited him at the WAKA fitness center-Kigali on Wednesday, the 37-year-old had just completed lifting...

Friday, May 28, 2021, 12:00 AM

Benefits of honing your entrepreneurial skills

Entrepreneurship has become a dream for lots of people all over the world. Despite this, studies point out that very few people understand the importance of entrepreneurship and dare to turn their dreams into reality. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI), enterprise is a crucial...

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 12:00 AM

Relevance of understanding your personality type at the workplace

Personality type is defined as a collection of personality traits which are thought to occur together consistently, especially as determined by a certain pattern of responses to a personality inventory. Some of these traits can include being helpful, reliable, and sociable, trusting among others...

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 12:00 AM

Health benefits in different banana stages

Apart from the health benefits that bananas are known for, sometimes people want to enjoy them because they taste good and sweet, especially the yellow ones.  Experts note that regardless of the reasons one chooses to eat bananas, they still deliver nutrients and vitamins to our bodies....

Monday, May 24, 2021, 12:00 AM

Adolescence and nutrition advocacy: What role do parents have?

Parents or adults play a big role of the gatekeeper as regards to helping young people or adolescents choose good nutrition.  This was revealed  last week during a virtual meeting with journalists on adolescent nutrition advocacy. Organised by Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Alliance...

Monday, May 24, 2021, 12:00 AM

André Mazimpaka: The making of former Rayon Sports goalkeeper

André Mazimpaka played in goal since he was a small boy, and steadily developed into a polished product that went on to sign for top tier clubs in the country. The 31-year-old played a pivotal role as Rayon Sports clinched the 2018/19 Rwanda Premier League title – the club’s 9th...

Friday, May 21, 2021, 12:00 AM

The benefits of setting realistic goals for your career

Are you the kind who expects too much or too little in life? Well, experts urge to strike a balance noting that it’s imperative for anyone to always set realistic expectations for themselves and their career, in this case. For instance, Gabriela Mukashema, a youth mentor based in Rubavu...

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 12:00 AM

Reasons why active listening is important for your career

When we talk of active listening, it simply involves paying attention to the conversation without interruption, and taking time to understand what the speaker is discussing. Active listeners avoid interrupting at all costs, summarise and repeat back what they have heard, observe body language to...

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 12:00 AM

Why you should consider expanding your professional network

Professional or career networking involves establishing and building valuable or professional connections with people in your profession or industry. With it, a person has the ability to learn about career opportunities that can be helpful for their growth. When it comes to networking, it...

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 12:00 AM

Lemongrass and its many uses and benefits

Lemongrass is a herb with a lemony scent, the leaves and the oil are used to make medicine and its strong, refreshing flavour is used in teas and cocktails. In Rwanda, some families grow lemongrass in their homestead and it’s cultivated largely in the eastern parts of the nation. It is...

Monday, May 17, 2021, 12:00 AM

Using karate skills in real life; Byukusenge shares his story

During high school, it was a must for all students to participate in extracurricular activities – particularly sports. Clement Byukusenge had no preference and didn’t know which way to go. After taking time to observe how different games are played, he finally resolved to join the...

Friday, May 14, 2021, 12:00 AM

How teenager’s philanthropy led to Presidential Scholarship

During lockdown, Elisa Rwagasana was among the many students who had to put their studies on hold. However, for her, this presented an opportunity to search for a scholarship to continue studying online. “I wanted to keep on studying despite the challenges the world was facing. Some...

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 12:00 AM

Leveraging technology to ease learning for students with disabilities

Sylvie Irakoze, a Primary five pupil born with a disability was forced to put her studies on hold when challenges became too much for her to bear. In class, she had relied on her feet to write but this was too hard for her and prevented her from doing most of her class work with ease. She also...

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 12:00 AM

Why your ability to ‘work under pressure’ matters

Sudden events or changes at work occur no matter how a person plans. This normally comes with panic and pressure but as an employee, how you respond to the unexpected is very crucial. The ability to counter such situations depends largely on how well an individual works under pressure. Having...

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 12:00 AM

New STEM centre expected to foster innovation among learners

Rwanda as a country has set its priorities on science subjects and this is yielding results. According to data released by the Higher Education Council (HEC), 64.4 percent of the 9,968 students who qualified for government scholarships for the academic year 2019- 2020 pursued STEM courses....

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 12:00 AM

‘Gakondo music helps preserve, value our culture' says Gihoza

At just the age of eight, Santos Credo Gihoza was already expressing his love and talent for singing, and was into genre of RNB until he switched to Gakondo music. The inspiration, he said, came from listening to music, especially traditional songs, legends like Cyprien Rugamba and...

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 12:00 AM

Cherimoya: More than just a fruit

Cherimoya, also called the custard apple, is a roundish green fruit with a unique scaly outer skin. It has a creamy texture and an exotic, tropical taste. Some compare the flavour of cherimoya to a banana, mango, papaya or coconut. In Kimironko market, the fruit goes for Rwf 300 per piece albeit...

Monday, May 10, 2021, 12:00 AM