Cancer: Why prevention is best

Cancer is one of the deadliest ailments yet it unfortunately has no specific cause. Studies indicate that it is usually not possible to know exactly why one person develops cancer and another doesn’t, however, certain risk factors may increase a person’s chances of developing cancer....

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 8:32 PM

Success in business is about analytics through technology, says PesaChoice boss

Davis Nteziryayo is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of PesaChoice Company, a technology based firm that operates in five countries–Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. It offers enterprise financial solutions tailored and customised for banks, telecom companies, and other...

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11:00 PM

Car-free day: What is the impact?

Twice a month, parts of Kigali city turn into a car-free zone where residents engage in physical activity from 7am to 10am. People hit the streets to walk, run or ride bicycles, among other activities. The exercise was introduced two years ago by Kigali City Council, in partnership with...

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 9:35 PM

What does local government women network mean for empowerment drive?

Last week, Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA) launched a new initiative called Rwanda Network of Women in Local Government. The platform was established to work as an internal mechanism that will facilitate capacity building of for its members in order to enhance effective...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 10:55 PM

Kibuye: The perfect getaway for a weekend retreat

It is probably a place many have been to but Kibuye remains one of the most beautiful places in Rwanda. It is fresh, it is beautiful and it is transcendent. The sensation offered by this place is unrivalled, whether it is the freshness from the sparkling blue waters or the attractive...

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10:03 PM

Dr Ntirushwa on changing the ‘labour ward experience’ for African women

Dr Isabelle Kayitesi Ntirushwa’s passion put her at the forefront of championing maternal health. As the managing director of Iranzi Clinic, a faith-based private clinic that focuses on maternal health, she believes in empowering women in the most difficult times. Ntirushwa and her team are...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 11:35 PM

How to deal with hypertension in pregnancy

Hypertension is the most common medical problem encountered during pregnancy. It is a very dangerous condition and is defined as elevated blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90mmHg taken at least on two occasions with patient at rest, or with a single reading of 160/110mmHg or greater....

Sunday, September 2, 2018, 7:45 PM

Should the private sector recruit inexperienced staff?

The Private Sector Federation is urging private institutions to hire fresh graduates regardless of not having work experience as a way of curbing the unemployment rates especially among the youth. This private sector says should mainly apply to job positions which are not at the managerial level....

Saturday, September 1, 2018, 11:47 PM

How Habumugisha is using photography to change the world

Gadi Habumugisha’s photography skills involve capturing emotion and memory in one shot.  His first encounter with a camera was when he was eight years old; he fell in love with the device, and taking photos has been his passion ever since. At the time, he was living in an orphanage in...

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 11:52 PM

Religion: Empowering or oppressive to women?

One Angel Nduka-Nwosu recently sparked an interesting discussion on Twitter when she requested African Christian women to quote or reply with a tweet about the most sexist/dehumanising thing they had ever heard about women in the church. Many responded with tweets that condemned religious beliefs...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 11:48 PM

Step children: How to parent beyond the stereotype

Stepmothers have a tough job. They’re compared – often negatively – to biological mummies. They’re portrayed as ‘wicked’ in just about every fairy tale ever written. And many struggle for years trying to build a healthy relationship with their stepchildren. For...

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 11:27 PM

Why is breastfeeding in public still an issue?

A few months ago, Kenyans on social media expressed anger after a woman was allegedly kicked out of a popular restaurant in Nairobi for breastfeeding her baby. The lady identified as Betty Kim said the waiters humiliated her when they threw her out for breastfeeding her baby without covering...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 9:42 PM

Abnormal uterine bleeding: Beyond the basics

Vaginal bleeding between periods, a period more than once a month, or extremely heavy bleeding during a woman’s period, could be symptoms of abnormal uterine bleeding. Abnormal or dysfunctional uterine bleeding is when a woman has abnormal menses — this could be in form of regularity,...

Monday, August 20, 2018, 12:00 AM

Experience a call to the wild with a trip to The Maasai Mara

It is the beautiful savannas and vast species of animals in the animal reserve that makes the Maasai Mara stand out. Its distinct features that encompass the rolling grassland and the beautifully scattered shrubs and isolated trees make it attractive all the more. The Mara is famous because of its...

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 8:02 PM

Rwandan traditional dance: A firm grip on culture

Last week, a Rwandan cultural troupe paid a surprise visit to the Arsenal Training Centre, where players were in preparation of the new season. The men, wearing the intore dancers’ famous wigs and carrying spears, performed for the cheerful group of world famous players and coaching...

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 11:32 PM

The plight of working women living with disabilities

Life is an everyday struggle for visually impaired 52-year-old Patricia Nsabyimana. Nonetheless, she does her best to endure. Nsabyimana is a tailor, and she relies on her sense of touch to make school sweaters for various institutes. Her work, she says, isn’t easy because of the numerous...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9:53 PM

Are you in a toxic relationship?

Relationships can be hard, most people will admit to that. But how hard is normal? And what is the line between the usual relationship ups and downs and a full on toxic relationship? You’d think it should be easy to distinguish between the two, but toxic relationships can be sneaky and...

Friday, August 10, 2018, 12:12 AM

The resilience and rise of vulnerable women in Huye

Nine years ago, Iberata Mukashyaka’s family lived in extreme poverty. With no stable source of income, her children often went hungry and she could barely afford to clothe or give them an education. Her husband is handicapped, he was unable to support them, and so for years, Mukashyaka spent...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 10:10 PM

We aim to be the leading medical centre in Africa – CEO of King Faisal Hospital

Oshen Health Care, the organisation that took over the management of King Faisal Hospital last year, pledged to improve and mould the hospital into an international health facility. Dr Joaquin Bielsa, the Chief Executive Officer of Oshen-King Faisal Hospital, shared his assessment with The New...

Monday, August 6, 2018, 2:11 AM

Places to visit

Zanzibar: From slavery to luxury holiday resorts   Centuries ago when the winds of the Indian Ocean blew, Asians made use of the monsoon winds to sail across the Indian Ocean to land on the great Island of Zanzibar, this was around the 12th century. Zanzibar, derived from the Persian...

Saturday, August 4, 2018, 9:48 PM