Sweet Pain of Labour

Beads of sweat have covered my forehead, the heat is unbearable and I do not know where I am. Did someone kidnap me? A bubbly lady slaps me in between my thighs and I let out a loud cry. I must have dozed off, and as I try to get up it all dawns on […]

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Being Your Kind Of Beautiful

We are living in the 21st century and everything is being defined for us. Depending on where you live, words like beauty have got meaning attached to them. Beauty now comes in particular sizes and specific body shapes, which means that those that don’t fit into the preferred category are simply not beautiful? With being […]

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Bold and Opinionated!

Took long to come up with an article because I was so wallowed in on ideas and I couldn’t pick one that was so personal to me. Here’s one. At the age of 8, I was already a class monitress in what at the time was called kindergarten, I was in a foreign country with […]

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Living in Nigeria: My Key Takeaways

Fourteen months ago, on 25 Nov 2019 to be precise, I relocated from Kigali to Lagos for work. However, before making this decision, I went through a rollercoaster of emotions and self-doubt. Is this a good idea? Could I do it? What if I failed? What if it doesn’t work out? What if I don’t […]

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Sunday Kinda Meal: Coconut Fish Curry.

  • by Natacha Umutoni
  • Feb 08, 2021
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We are in a second lockdown in Rwanda, and I am close to losing my mind. The only consolation I have is food, not just eating but making it. I am experimenting with spices and herbs, and the smell in the kitchen gives me inexplicable joy. I have tried multiple dishes, from east African to […]

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Similar But Different

My twin sister is mischievous. I put up with her – I mean – she is my twin and my best friend, so I kind of have to. But sometimes, she exasperates me. Like now. What she is explaining to me right now is beyond ridiculous. I was enjoying a quiet nap when she barged into the room, waking […]

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Everything You Need To Know About SHINE

  • by Salha Kaitesi
  • Feb 01, 2021
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In 2021, there has to be an even greater push to make sure that African women can access better and accurate information, so that they can maintain their sexual and reproductive health. Beyond having access to contraception, African women and all women in general also need to be educated about birth control and their options for usage. Women’s control over […]

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