Joan Mbabazi

Poetry: A friend to confide in, reveals upcoming poetess

Everyone has that one person or place they feel comfortable to emit their feelings and thoughts. For nineteen-year-old Lutgardis Ineza, poetry is the safest of places to portray what’s deep in her heart. To her, poetry means she has a pal to run to whenever she feels overwhelmed by...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

Benefits of drinking enough water

It is said that ‘water is life’, and health experts explain that the body is about 70 per cent water, which indicates that drinking enough water is essential for good health.  Doctors say that water plays many roles in the body, for instance, maintaining electrolyte balance and...

Monday, September 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

The growing importance of technology in education

The role of technology, new or old, can’t be belittled as it has made a great impact on the world. Computers, smartphones, and the internet enhance the process of learning, and information can be found online with just a click.  Barbara Kantengwa, a Kigali-based teacher, explains that...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Renowned author Umwagarwa on her writing journey

Sometimes life throws you something different from what you expect, this explains Assumpta Happy Umwagarwa’s journey to writing and storytelling. Although she loved reading storybooks and novellas, at a young age, she never saw herself as a writer at any point not until she lost her...

Monday, September 7, 2020, 11:13 AM

The essence of energy giving foods

Lack of energy is the inability to carry on with activities smoothly or becoming less productive. Nutrition experts say that the type and quantity of food a person eats, plays an important role in determining their energy levels during the day. Even though all foods give energy, some foods...

Monday, September 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

Sano speaks about her new song “Perimana”

To the audience that enjoys love music, Alyn Sano has got you sorted with a new love song titled, “Perimana”. The song that will be released on Friday 4, talks about the goodness of two lovers keeping together permanently. In an interview with the “For us” singer, she...

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

Busy KINA Music set to drop fresh tracks

If you were to look for music labels or studios that have been the busiest during the new coronavirus outbreak, Kina Music and Country Records would come first. The two music houses have been releasing hit after hit. KINA Music, one of the top Rwandan music labels, is not about to make their...

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

The benefits of self-centred learning

Although group learning and discussions are considered to be effective ways of learning, so is independent learning. Independent learning, also known as self-centred learning, is a learning method where students direct their own studying outside the classroom and are not supervised directly by a...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

Managing trauma: Health expert weighs in on how to handle emotional distress

A friend recently posted a picture of his 8-month-old baby on his WhatsApp status with a statement “Rest in Peace.” Having reached out in his inbox to know what had killed his only child, he responded that he knocked him with a car by accident, while reversing to go to work. He had...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

Business ideas you can start at home amidst Covid-19 measures

The Covid-19 pandemic has left many jobless, businesses struggling and salary cuts, for those that are still employed. This has left many trying to start business ventures and income streams and at the same time mindful of the Covid-19 measures in place. There are a number of ideas and concepts...

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 12:00 PM

The benefits of walking barefoot

Footwear can hinder one from benefits that come with walking barefoot.  Also called “earthing” or “grounding,” the simple act of walking barefoot offers so many benefits that often get overlooked by society, pushing the importance of wearing shoes at all times....

Monday, August 31, 2020, 12:00 AM

The tales of Ngabo, an upcoming self-taught sculptor

Emmanuel Ngabo is a fascinating and talented young artist, who merges digital and hand drawing in order to create amazing sculptures.  He is a person of few words, but if given an opportunity to watch him communicate in the language that he understands better, which is sculpturing, you...

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

Why is higher education important?

It is said that “education is the key to success” which is why people go an extra mile to pursue bachelors/masters degrees and PhDs. Of course, a number of people have established mega businesses without even completing high school, but the quickest pathway for many, if not most, people...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 12:00 AM

Civil society propose incentives for food fortifying firms

Fortified foods will go a long way in tackling malnutrition, especially stunting among children,  if adequate resources are invested in production, availability, and accessibility to the people in need, Civil Society organisations have said. Stakeholders in nutrition made the observation on...

Monday, August 24, 2020, 2:24 PM

Reasons for getting a good night’s rest

Sleep specialists encourage getting at least seven hours of sleep each night. Medics explain that a single night of poor sleep can leave one feeling lazy and too tired to work efficiently, exercise, or eat healthfully. And over time, continued sleep deprivation raises the risk of a number of...

Monday, August 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

When passion calls, don’t hesitate–classical singer Nyituriki

Denys Nizeyimana Nyituriki was born to sing. When you hear him sing for the first time, you are astonished.  The way he holds the microphone and raises his voice high, with vigour, is intriguing. It would be so indifferent of you, not to develop goosebumps upon hearing him hit the high...

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Bridging the gap between education and employment

Are students studying to pass exams or to be equipped with knowledge that will assist them in the future? Of course, good grades can earn one a good job, but what keeps this person at the job is their capability to work hard and put their studied skills in action. Many job recruiters search for...

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

How to save up for retirement on a low income

It’s a lifetime ambition for most to have a smooth retirement. In Rwanda, the earliest someone can retire under the law is at 60 years, while the late retirement age is 65 years.  Retirement is considered ideal if one is financially dependent at their old age.  It is not uncommon...

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

How to get a healthy glow without makeup

Many people, especially women, desire to have fair and glowing skin. While many use makeup as a way to attain good skin, there are other ways to have clear skin without wearing makeup. Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, wearing face masks is one of the ways to prevent the spread of the virus....

Monday, August 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

It’s not what you say, rather, how you say it - public speaking coach

Joshua Tahinduka’s journey into public speaking has been quite fascinating. One step out of his shell led to a milestone. Having been shy way back in school, his fret was standing before large crowds. At times, he hid behind tall people during school presentations, but now, all that is...

Friday, August 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

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