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Give Women Loans— Okonjo-Iweala

Give Women Loans— Okonjo-Iweala

Former Minister of Finance and co-chair, Women’s World Banking, Africa Advisory Council, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said that giving the 70 per cent of women, who are financially excluded in sub-Saharan Africa, access to financial services could spur the next phase of economic growth within the continent and hasten recovery in most parts of Africa. […]

Federal Government To Purchase 38 Surveillance Cars

Federal Government To Purchase 38 Surveillance Cars

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved the direct procurement of 38 patrol SUVs manufactured locally, to enhance the operations of the inspectorate division of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. This was the high point of the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari during which the council also ratified the […]

Lamiae Benmakhlouf Heads Morocco’s First Start-ups Incubator

Lamiae Benmakhlouf Heads Morocco’s First Start-ups Incubator

Heading up Morocco’s first start-ups incubator is not an easy task. But Lamiae Benmakhlouf, the new Executive Director of Moroccan Information Technopark Company (MITC), has no doubt that she has the ability to meet the challenge, as she told Quid.ma. She shares with us her vision and ambitions for MITC. Q: How were you appointed […]

Humanitarian Crisis Worsening As Famine Looms

Humanitarian Crisis Worsening As Famine Looms

U.N. aid agencies warn the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, already one of the biggest in the world, is getting worse as famine looms and growing numbers of refugees flee to neighboring countries. The World Food Program reports a 38-truck convoy, carrying food for about one month, arrived in the South Sudanese town of Yei […]

Social Grant Recipients Sent Home Empty-Handed

Social Grant Recipients Sent Home Empty-Handed

Social grant beneficiaries in Pietermaritzburg say they did not get their November grants last week because of a breakdown in the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) computer system. Beneficiaries say that when they went to collect their grants last week on Tuesday they were told to come back on Wednesday. More than hundred beneficiaries […]

Kenya: ‘Wealthy’ Women Also Disadvantaged Says CS Henry Rotich

Kenya: ‘Wealthy’ Women Also Disadvantaged Says CS Henry Rotich

Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich on Tuesday defended government departments under pressure for classifying well-to-do women as disadvantaged in awarding multimillion tenders. Mr Rotich said all the women had the right to do business with government and that they should not be discriminated based on their status in life. The CS remarks follows controversy over […]

Mozambique: One Per Cent Of Budget Should Go On Gender Issues

Mozambique: One Per Cent Of Budget Should Go On Gender Issues

At least one per cent of the Mozambican state budget should be earmarked for activities focused on gender equality. This was a recommendation made on Sunday by Raquel Credmades, a European Union specialist in gender-responsive budgeting, speaking to reporters after the end of seminar in Chidenguele, a resort in the southern province of Gaza, intended […]

“Take Centre Stage” – Mrs Machel Tells Women

“Take Centre Stage” –  Mrs Machel Tells Women

Founder of the Grace Machel Trust , Mrs Graça Machel, has called on women in Africa to be united if they are to change the economic filed which is male dominated. Mrs Machel says there is need for women on the continent to take the centre stage and change the existing structures. She has said […]

Gender Media Awards – A Step In Right Direction

Gender Media Awards – A Step In Right Direction

Last Friday, November 4, the Uganda Media Women’s Association (UMWA) launched the Gender Media Awards (see Daily Monitor November 7, “Uganda media women body launches gender media award”). These awards shall be held in May next year after a review period of more than six months, and of stories across seven TV stations, 15 radio […]

AfDB Approves $1 Million To Reduce Malnutrition In Borno

AfDB Approves $1 Million To Reduce Malnutrition In Borno

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Board has approved one million dollars to support the fight against malnutrition in Borno State. The bank announced this in a statement by the Senior Communications Officer, Nigeria Country Office, Mrs Fatimah Alkali, in Abuja. It said that the grant was approved by the executive directors of the bank as […]