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First Lady Gertrude Condemns Gender Based Violence

First Lady Gertrude Condemns Gender Based Violence

 The country’s First Lady, Professor Gertrude Mutharika on Thursday condemned the acts of violence and abuses that women, girls and children in the country go through. The First Lady was speaking during one of the events of a campaign branded ‘Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG)’ held at Ndungunya Primary School in Phalombe District. […]

FG To Invest N72bn In Electricity Distribution

FG To Invest N72bn In Electricity Distribution

Minister of state, power, works and housing, Suleiman Hassan Zarma, has stated that the federal government is ready to dole out N72 billion to electric distribution companies in the country to boost  power supply and increase consumers confidence. The minister who disclosed this yesterday in Gombe during the commissioning of 1x30MVA 132/33KV power transformer at […]

‘Rape Taboo’ Spurs Women In Slums To Report Attacks Via SMS

‘Rape Taboo’ Spurs Women In Slums To Report Attacks Via SMS

 Hundreds of women and girls in Kenya are using SMS to report cases of rape through a toll-free messaging service set up to help survivors break the silence around sexual violence in the conservative nation, the initiative’s founder said on Thursday.   Although there are several hotlines for victims of sex attacks, the SMS platform […]

Coding Should be 50-50 For Both Women And Men

Coding Should be 50-50 For Both Women And Men

It’s a real problem. I’ve been working in business and technology for over a decade and throughout the years I’ve come to realize that gender disparity is still a jarringly palpable issue in the tech sector. Like the apps and software technologists develop, the tech industry and greater culture has evolved incredibly quickly. This rapid […]

Women In News Africa Call For Gender Diversity

Women In News Africa Call For Gender Diversity

The three-day Women In News (WIN) Africa Summit in Nairobi of journalists and media managers from Tanzania, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Zambia and Zimbabwe has called for gender diversity in Africa’s media industry. Organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wa-Ifra) with the theme “Reshaping Media Leadership”, the forum sought, among other […]

The Pain Of Maternal And Child Deaths In Nigeria

The Pain Of Maternal And Child Deaths In Nigeria

Every day, Nigeria loses 2,300 children below the age of five and 145 women of childbearing age, making the country the second worst place on earth to conceive, give birth or raise a child. Martins Ifijeh writes that underneath the statistics lies the pain of thousands of families. In the expanded room sits the head of the […]

Rohey Lowe Promises Youth, Women Empowerment

Rohey Lowe Promises Youth, Women Empowerment

Rohey Malick Lowe, the Mayoral Candidate vying for the Mayoral seat of Banjul City Council under UDP ticket, promised to empower Youth and Women of Banjul. Rohey made these remarks during her rally held at Dobson Street in the Banjul South Constituency on Sunday May 6. Rohey indicated that it is among her priorities to […]

Tanzania To Host Top Women Leaders, Entrepreneurs Conference

Tanzania To Host Top Women Leaders, Entrepreneurs Conference

OVER 500 women from 25 African countries are expected to convene in the country next week for the fourth annual Africa Reconnect Empowerment Conference and Exhibition, with the agenda of promoting industrialization. The women include first ladies, decision makers, business women, politicians, bankers, women in mining, women in construction, women in sports, small business owners, […]

Fayemi Wins Ekiti APC Governorship Election

Fayemi Wins Ekiti APC Governorship Election

It was sweet victory for Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, saturday as he emerged the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Ekiti State. Picking up 941 out of the 2, 313 valid votes cast, Fayemi defeated 31 other contestants, including former Governor Segun Oni, who is also […]

Salvation Army Donates Chlorine As Karonga Hospital Scales Up Sanitation

Salvation Army Donates Chlorine As Karonga Hospital Scales Up Sanitation

Salvation Army has donated chlorine worth K2.5 million to Karonga District Hospital to promote sanitation and hygiene in the district. Speaking after presenting the donation on Monday, the group’s programme manager Matthews Tulombolombo said even though the district has registered zero cases of cholera for about a month, sanitation and hygiene practices need scaling up. […]