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The Rise Of African Supermodels – Accepting The Path A Woman Choses

The Rise Of African Supermodels – Accepting The Path A Woman Choses

Today, East Africa has a number of modelling agencies, supplying both female and male models for all sorts of creative commercial work from runway fashion shows to music video shoots. It all began in 1973 when Alan Donovan, already running African Heritage the house of fashion, was asked by the Hotel Intercontinental in Nairobi, to […]

President Buhari Soon To Sign African Free-Trade Agreement

President Buhari Soon To Sign African Free-Trade Agreement

Nigeria is one of Africa’s two largest economies, the other being South Africa. Buhari’s government had refused to join a continental free-trade zone established in March, on the grounds that it wishes to defend its own businesses and industry. The administration later said it wanted more time to consult business leaders. “In trying to guarantee […]

The State Of Girls Education In Zimbabwe

The State Of Girls Education In Zimbabwe

Glen View 8 is a community like any other in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital. It is a densely populated settlement, full of life and activity, where the sight of a girl accompanying her grandmother to market on a weekday, selling vegetables or serving customers in the family tuck shop, is not unusual. Shantel Marekera was once […]

Should FGM Be A Societal Problem?

Should FGM Be A Societal Problem?

Five years ago, the prevalence of harmful traditional practices were very high in Somali state. The government has been trying to reduce such practices thereby making the state free from such harmful traditions. Together with other stakeholders, the states’ Culture and Tourism Office has also been working extensively to achieving this objective. The office is […]

Climate Disasters Will Hit Women The Hardest

Climate Disasters Will Hit Women The Hardest

Some women and girls are forced to sell sex to survive, and others are raped in times of conflict and catastrophe growing more frequent due to climate change Women will suffer most from the devastation of climate change, as lawlessness triggered by disasters and food shortages make them vulnerable to rape and other violence, acclaimed […]

UNECA Tackles Gender Gap By Funding Women-Led Businesses

UNECA Tackles Gender Gap By Funding Women-Led Businesses

A new fund targeting women-led businesses in Africa will invest up to $500 million over the next decade to increase their participation in investment. The African Women’s Leadership Fund is a brainchild of the United Nations Economic Commission on Africa (Uneca), UN Women, the African Union Commission and the African Women Leadership Network. Uneca executive […]

Congolese Kids Drown Returning From Zambia

Congolese Kids Drown Returning From Zambia

 Seven children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)have drowned while attempting to return from Zambia. The International Organisation of Migration (IOM) confirmed the deaths of the minors at the Lake Mweru on the border between the two countries. It is believed they minors were among 35 people that had been returning to their […]

Girls Thrive With Women Teachers

Girls Thrive With Women Teachers

Over the past few decades most advanced countries have witnessed two striking reversals of the gender gap. First, teaching has become a profession dominated by women. This is particularly true at primary school level, where 84.5% of teachers across all countries classified as “developed” by UNESCO are women. The second reversal has been among pupils. Girls now outperform boys in […]

Only Five Percent Of CEOs In Africa Are Women

Only Five Percent Of CEOs In Africa Are Women

 Women make up only 5 percent of chief executives of big corporations in Africa according to a survey by Africa CEO forum. The survey reveals there is a low representation of women in the top echelons of African companies despite finding that businesses with most women on their boards have an operating profit over 20 […]

Women Short-Changed On Commercial Land Deals In Africa

Women Short-Changed On Commercial Land Deals In Africa

 Land in Africa is often communally held, with fathers assumed to be the rightful owners who usually pass it on to their sons Women are often short-changed compared to men when communities are compensated or resettled during commercial land deals in Africa, and governments should take action to rectify that, researchers said on Tuesday. The […]

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