Joan Mbabazi

FEATURED: Africa Improved Foods to offer free Nootri deliveries to its customers amidst Covid-19 citywide lockdown.

As Rwandans are still taking precaution measures like washing hands with soap and clean water, and mostly practicing social distancing, as well as staying home to avoid the spread of Covid-19, Africa Improved foods Ltd. (AIF), a food processing company in Kigali, has announced that with effect from...

Friday, March 27, 2020, 11:59 PM

The role of leisure to students’ wellbeing

Work without play surely breeds dullness. Imagine having a sequence of learning without taking a break, or resting enough—it can wear one out.  Herbert Mutabazi is a senior six graduate; he recalls when he thought passing and excellence in academics required continuous reading. He...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

Entrepreneur’s experience: Starting a pedicure and manicure business

Idi Nuwagaba is one of many young people trying to make a living from practical skills. Having worked in a hair salon before in pedicure and manicure since 2002, he had no doubt that it is the kind of job anyone can do, whether educated or not. He is a nail technician offering various services,...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 1:00 AM

Aloe vera juice: The benefits

You can argue about its taste, but you can’t afford to overlook the internal and external natural remedial benefits of aloe vera juice. Emmy Ntamanga, a Kigali-based nutrition consultant, explains that aloe vera juice keeps your liver healthy. Aloe vera juice is perfect for the liver...

Monday, March 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Empowering vulnerable women and curbing unemployment: An activist’s vision

Violet Busingye has always longed to be a pillar of empowerment of vulnerable women, to enable them become financially independent. Her vision is a world where underprivileged women start up their own business and culminate unemployment. In 2018, her dream took shape. She was financially...

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Home-schooling: How parents and learners can cope during COVID-19 crisis

On March 14, the Ministry of Health sent a public notice on the new measures to prevent COVID-19 spread. One of the measures was to close all schools and higher education institutions, public and private, effective Monday 16. However, in this period that learners are away from school, how can...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Are you a social media addict? Here’s why you should consider a detox

It all starts with an impulse that someone can’t stay away from their phone for long. Each notification just excites them to log in instantly with an eagerness to see and know what’s happening. When online, friends and strangers start conversations and before one knows it, the day is...

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:10 AM

FEATURED: Weekend stay at Park Inn by Radisson Kigali; a moment to reminisce

Usually, I plan how best to spend my weekends by Friday. Well, last week was a bit different. As I was still anticipating on whether to meet and catch up with friends or stay at home and relax, a notification flashed on phone screen. Guess what? It was an email from the PR and Marketing Manager...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 1:00 AM

Healthy eating on a budget

The body needs ‘good food’ for proper functioning, to gain the energy to carry on its daily tasks. Health eating bloggers might make meal plans look expensive and hard to maintain, however, you can actually keep your meals healthy on any budget. This is how: Emmy Ntamanga, a Kigali-...

Monday, March 9, 2020, 9:04 AM

FEATURED: Simba Voyages Ltd celebrates one year of operation in Rwanda

Having operated in Rwanda since 2019, Simba Voyages Ltd, a travel, leisure, and Tourism Company located at KBC Kimihurura, celebrated their first anniversary in style, amidst partying and dining with their friends and esteemed clients. The event that took place on Friday 28, from 8:00 pm, was...

Friday, March 6, 2020, 10:11 AM

Drugs nearly ruined my life - Lucky Coco

The journey to stardom is not an easy one. Aspiring  artistes or actors encounter many drug-related experiences that it will take guts to pick themselves up and continue pursuing their passion. Such is the case of Consolee Ruhimbaza, an upcoming singer who has had to battle drugs and family...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 6:33 AM

What happens to leftover restaurant/supermarket food?

Have you ever wondered what happens to the food that is leftover in big restaurants? What about the fruits and veggies in supermarkets? What really happens to restaurant and supermarket food if it’s past its sale date? A number of products indicate manufacturing and expiry dates,...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

Study finds consumption of fruits and vegetables linked to lower stroke rate

Health experts say that what you eat defines your health. Stroke is one of the deadliest illnesses and a cause of disabilities in both men and women. But the good news is, food can help lessen the rate of stroke, as scientists discovered. A recent study indicates that the risk of suffering a...

Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

Teamwork: Bridging the learning gap between private and public schools

when it comes to education, a number of factors can raise or hinder excellence. Of course, every child’s dream is to have the necessary learning equipment, competent teachers and all the support required to enable them achieve their dreams, regardless of whether they are in a public or...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 12:00 AM

Why underwear hygiene is mandatory

How often do you wash underwear? This question has circulated in many social media groups, gathering answers ranging from daily, to weekly to even months (rare but true). Health experts say that anything worn directly on the body requires proper hygiene. With dirty underwear, you are prone to...

Monday, February 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

The dark side of slimming teas

If you are a regular social media user, you have probably come across many blogs talking about slimming teas. If you notice, these blogs have a large following. Some clients actually give feedback and send “before and after” photos — showing that these detox teas work wonders in...

Monday, February 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

The dangers of being underweight

Nutrition experts advise maintaining a proper Body Mass Index. This is why it is necessary to do check-ups often so that you are advised on the necessary meal plan that falls under your weight. According to Rene Tabaro, a senior nutritionist and dietician at King Faisal Hospital, Kigali, body...

Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Park Inn by Radisson Kigali unveils special goodies for Valentine’s Day

The long-awaited love season is here. Are you pondering on where to take your loved one on Valentine’s Day to be celebrated on Friday February 14? Then worry no more because Park Inn by Radisson Kigali, has got you sorted. The mood is already created. Come enjoy delicious meals, lots of...

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 4:46 PM

The benefits of early childhood learning

The greatest gift one can ever have is education. Early childhood education, also known as nursery education, is of great significance. This is education that children acquire during the first years, and then continue to primary education. Research shows that early childhood learning has a great...

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Karate in Rwanda, Olympics in Tokyo

The fifth annual Karate Ambassador’s Cup finally came on a beautiful sunny Sunday,  February 9, it was organized by the Embassy of Japan in Rwanda and the Rwanda Karate Federation (FERWAKA). About 400 people including “Karateka” (Karate Players) and the public got together...

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 12:00 AM