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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 […]

Mugabe Says Never Thought Mnangagwa Would Turn Against Him

Mugabe Says Never Thought Mnangagwa Would Turn Against Him

Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe said he never thought new President Emmerson Mnangagwa would turn against him and denounced Mnangagwa’s move to oust him last year as a coup, in an interview broadcast on Thursday. Mugabe, 94, ruled Zimbabwe from independence in 1980 until he stepped down under pressure from Mnangagwa’s allies in the army […]

Commonwealth Africa Summit Focuses On Youth, Gender Equality

Commonwealth Africa Summit Focuses On Youth, Gender Equality

Delegates from across Africa are attending the Commonwealth Africa Summit in London – where the theme this year is the ‘Common Good’. Topics under discussion include climate change and improving gender equality. The Commonwealth has its origins in the British Empire – most members were former colonies – and Britain is hoping to rekindle those […]

Out in Africa? Tillerson Trip Leaves Hosts Nonplussed

Out in Africa? Tillerson Trip Leaves Hosts Nonplussed

From the outset, Rex Tillerson’s first trip to Africa looked half-hearted and token, but with the hindsight knowledge that the U.S. Secretary of State was fired just two days in, his African hosts must be wondering why they bothered. Beyond $533 million in humanitarian aid and some pat remarks about security and not getting too […]

Say No To Child Marriages In Namibia, In Africa – Doreen Sioka

Say No To Child Marriages In Namibia, In Africa – Doreen Sioka

The minister of gender equality and child welfare, Doreen Sioka, condemned child marriages in the country, saying it permanently damages the future of the Namibian child. She made these remarks yesterday at Katima Mulilo during the international women’s day celebrations. At the same occasion, she also launched the national plan of action for the implementation […]

Africa: A Continent Without Democrats

The second wave of democratization in Africa, beginning in the 80s, and the gradual establishment of democracy as the new normal in the continent brought much hope and excitement. As we have seen in the recent intervention by the military in Zimbabwe, coup d’etats have become unpopular and unacceptable in the entire continent in deference […]

#The Time Is Now : The Role Of African Women In Curbing HIV/AIDS

#The Time Is Now : The Role Of African Women In Curbing HIV/AIDS

After decades of working in HIV and Aids programmes in Tanzania, Dr Yeronimo Mlawa knows it too well why women are more prone to HIV infection than men. Recently, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released data showing that the adult HIV prevalence in the county was now higher among women, at 6.5 per cent […]

Ivory Coast Cocoa Farmers Get Relief as Rains Return Early

Ivory Coast Cocoa Farmers Get Relief as Rains Return Early

Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast, the world’s top producer, got some welcome relief in the past week with higher-than-normal rainfall across the main growing regions. It rained heavily on Wednesday night for more than six hours, said Robert Glaou, a farmer in the western town of Bangolo. Harmattan conditions have ended, he said, referring to […]

Central Asia Metals Looks To Enter Africa In Search Of Copper Project

Central Asia Metals Looks To Enter Africa In Search Of Copper Project

Base metals miner Central Asia Metals (CAML) is on the hunt for a new copper project in Southern Africa for up to $400 million in what would be its first foray into the continent, its chief executive said. The London-listed company, which has two mines in Kazakhstan and Macedonia, is prepared to spend $300 million-$400 […]

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