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Can African Countries Industralize?

Can African Countries Industralize?

Narratives are essential. Humans are, after all, “helpless story junkies”. Business and economic success depend much more than is commonly acknowledged on getting the narrative right. And if there is a narrative where getting it right or wrong matters hugely, it is the narrative about Africa’s industrial development. Africa is the poorest continent. It is likely to be […]

Australia Women Soccer Players’ Goal On Equal Pay Hoped To Boost Girls In Sport

Australia Women Soccer Players’ Goal On Equal Pay Hoped To Boost Girls In Sport

A landmark equal pay deal brokered by the Australian women’s soccer team, the Matildas, has the potential to boost female participation in sports, equality advocates and sports groups said on Wednesday. Australian soccer’s governing body announced it had reached a “unique” agreement with the players’ union that “closes the pay gap” between the men’s and […]

Traditional Leaders In Liberia Sign Declaration To Tackle Teenage Pregnancy

Traditional Leaders In Liberia Sign Declaration To Tackle Teenage Pregnancy

The National Council of Chiefs and Elders of Liberia (NACCEL), has affirmed its commitment to re-adjust all traditional norms and practices that stand as barriers against their fight in curtailing teenage pregnancy. In a statement released by the traditional leaders over the weekend in Monrovia, under the guidance of Chief Zanzan Karwor, NACCEL said their […]

Ilhan Omar Donates U.S.$5000 Towards Flood Victims In Somalia

Ilhan Omar Donates U.S.$5000 Towards Flood Victims In Somalia

Somalis in the diaspora including Minnesota which has the largest number of immigrants in North America have been fundraising towards what has been termed as the most devastating calamity in South Central Somalia in recent years. Others organisations such as the UN, Save the children have chipped in to aid the victims. It is expected […]

Pregnant Students In Africa Need Your Support, Not Rejection

Pregnant Students In Africa Need Your Support, Not Rejection

In late 2018, Sierra Leone’s First Lady, Fatima Bio, opened a national campaign “Hands Off Our Girls.”   Her campaign made big promises to reduce child marriages and teenage pregnancies in the country, in part to tackle the spike in teenage pregnancies following widespread rape during the Ebola crisis. Reflecting on this campaign, President Julius Maada […]

Kenya Vows To Cut Emissions As Dirty Stoves And Fuels Kill 21,500 A Year

Kenya Vows To Cut Emissions As Dirty Stoves And Fuels Kill 21,500 A Year

More than 21,500 Kenyans die each year from cooking with traditional fuels like charcoal and firewood, new government data showed on Tuesday, as authorities pledged to meet a global goal of universal access to clean cooking energy by 2030. The health risks were greatest in rural areas, where 90% of households use wood stoves, compared […]

Women Now Constitute 52% Of Kagame’s Cabinet

Women Now Constitute 52% Of Kagame’s Cabinet

President Paul Kagame on Monday reshuffled cabinet, making changes in which women comprise 52 per cent, an increase from the 50 per cent women representation in the previous cabinet. The members of the cabinet have also increased from 26 to 27, as ministries and fully-fledged ministers also increased from 17 to 18, because of the […]

Tackling CyberCrime In Nigeria – NITDA

Tackling CyberCrime In Nigeria – NITDA

The National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says it has adopted a multi-faceted approach to addressing the growing cybersecurity threat in Nigeria. The Director-General of the agency, Kasheem Inuwa, said this at the Information Assurance Workshop in Abuja on Wednesday. Mr Inuwa spoke through the Director of Information Technology and Infrastructure Solutions Department (ITIS), […]

Accessory Of The Week

Accessory Of The Week

Watches When it’s of good quality and is also in sync with your choice of outfit, then you can never go wrong with watches. A watch tells time and gives a hint about the wearer’s lifestyle and personal style. That is why choosing the type of watch one wears is very important. They come in […]

Abused Bangladeshi Housemaids Struggle For Justice

Abused Bangladeshi Housemaids Struggle For Justice

Traumatised Bangladeshi women who return home after being tortured and abused working in the Middle East rarely get justice because brokers intimidate them and they cannot afford legal aid, a rights group said on Wednesday. In interviews with 110 returnees, 86% did not receive their full salaries, 61% were physically abused, 24% were deprived of […]

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