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South Africa: Eskom Ranked 6th For Women Representation

South Africa: Eskom Ranked 6th For Women Representation

Eskom has been ranked sixth in the world in an index of the most gender-diverse power utilities. Ernst & Young’s Women in Power and Utilities Index 2016’s global list of the top 20 most gender-diverse power and utilities companies ranked Eskom at sixth place. “Eskom has been ranked as one of the world’s most gender-diverse […]

Ghana: Chiefs In Gender Equality Battle

Ghana: Chiefs In Gender Equality Battle

The sound of traditional drumming pervaded the air as Ghanaian Queen Mothers arrived for a recent meeting in the northern city of Tamale. Dressed in their best traditional regalia, the royal striped batakari fabrics, they say they are determined to make their voices heard in traditional affairs. Yelzoli Naa Gaana, paramount Queen Mother of Zabzugu […]

Los Angeles Police Kill 14-year-Old Boy; Officers Say He Shot At Them

Los Angeles Police Kill 14-year-Old Boy; Officers Say He Shot At Them

Los Angeles police shot and killed a 14-year-old boy after he shot at the officers, police said Wednesday. The department’s gang unit was investigating a vandalism call in a neighborhood east of downtown around 5:35 p.m. Tuesday when they encountered two youths. One ran off and two officers pursued, police said. “According to a witness […]

Cherika Ukogu Shines At RIO 2016

Cherika Ukogu Shines At RIO 2016

Team Nigeria’s Chierika Ukogu has qualified for the semi-finals of the Women’s Single Sculls Rowing event at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympic Games. For many, the country is gradually itching towards her first medal at the ongoing Rio Olympics and this is coming from an unlikely source. Ukogu, 24, is the first Nigerian to represent […]

80% of 3,600 Nigerian Women Are Trafficked Into Italy For Prostitution -UN

80% of 3,600 Nigerian Women Are Trafficked Into Italy For Prostitution -UN

The United Nations’ International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said that about 3,600 Nigerian women arrived Italy by boat in the first half of 2016, almost double the figure in the same period last year. More than 80% of these women, it said, were trafficked into prostitution in Italy and across Europe. Traffickers use migrant […]

Orphanage Manager Sentenced To 25yrs Imprisonment For Molestation

Orphanage Manager Sentenced To 25yrs Imprisonment For Molestation

A federal high court on Wednesday in Austin U.S, sentenced a 66 year old Texas man who managed an orphanage in Malawi to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing children in his care. U.S. prosecutors said that Gerald Campbell of Odessa, who pleaded guilty in May, could have faced up to life in prison, […]

First Woman To Break Tokyo’s ‘steel ceiling’ Wants To Make It Easier In Future

First Woman To Break Tokyo’s ‘steel ceiling’ Wants To Make It Easier In Future

Yuriko Koike is a woman accustomed to breaking glass ceilings. She became Japan’s first ever female defense minister in 2007, and a year later became the first woman to run for leader of the Liberal Democratic Party. And, earlier this month, she was elected Tokyo’s first ever female governor by a landslide. But breaking through […]

Somalia: Women Hold Demonstrations Demanding Political Participation

Somalia: Women Hold Demonstrations Demanding Political Participation

Hundreds of Somali women on Saturday held demonstrations demanding for their quota in political participation in the upcoming general elections. The women, drawn from civil societies, women organisations, Federal lawmakers, politicians and Banadir Regional administration gathered at Daljirka Dahsoon Square in Mogadishu. The protests in Mogadishu saw huge crowds march through the city chanting equality […]

Baghdad Hospital Fire: 11 Babies Die In Maternity Ward Blaze

Baghdad Hospital Fire: 11 Babies Die In Maternity Ward Blaze

At least 11 babies died when a fire broke out in the maternity ward of a Baghdad hospital early Wednesday, the Iraqi Health Ministry said. The babies were in the pre-term birth unit in Yarmouk Hospital and died of suffocation, said Ahmed al-Rdainy, a spokesman for the ministry. A preliminary report provided by the Civil […]

Only 5 Percent Of CEOs In Africa Are Women – McKinsey

Only 5 Percent Of CEOs In Africa Are Women – McKinsey

There is a business case to have women in leadership. According to the McKinsey Women Matter report for Africa, released recently, there is a link between companies which perform better financially and that have gender diversity. The report shows that in the past 10 years Africa has made progress in terms of gender diversity in […]