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Africa Women Now Understand The Fun Behind Coding

Africa Women Now Understand The Fun Behind Coding

More women techies could help close income inequality gap At Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Angela Koranteng was an accomplished student with a special dream. At a time when few women were breaking the gender barrier in male-dominated studies, Ms. Koranteng had her heart set on health sciences—but instead of treating patients, she […]

Tragic Plane Crash Kills 5 Year Old And Others In Russia

Tragic Plane Crash Kills 5 Year Old And Others In Russia

Nadezhda Krasova, five, the youngest victim in the crash, died along with her mother Oksana Krasova, 32, after the Antonov An-148 airliner broke up in mid-air, according to eyewitness reports.  The Saratov Airlines regional jet disappeared from radar screens a few minutes after departing from the capital’s Domodedovo Airport, according to the Mail newspaper. The […]

Women, Still Major Victims of Sharp Disparities At Workplaces

Women, Still Major Victims of Sharp Disparities At Workplaces

Reducing gender disparities at workplaces by 25 per cent by 2025 could inject nearly 5.8 trillion dollars into the global economy and boost tax revenues, according to a United Nations, ahead of the UN Labour Organization’s Summit on “A better future for women at work” on June 15. The new report released by the United […]

African Women Network Pledge To Transform the Continent

African Women Network Pledge To Transform the Continent

African women on Friday affirmed their determination to use their leadership roles in the transformation of the continent. This follows the historic launch of the African Women Leaders Network at the United Nations headquarters in New York. It seeks to enhance their leadership roles in the transformation and stability of the continent. By this act, […]

Temmie Giwa And Other Outstanding Women In Tech Across Africa Gets WEF Invites

Temmie Giwa And Other Outstanding Women In Tech Across Africa Gets WEF Invites

 TWO entrepreneurs from the host country, a similar number from Nigeria and two from the East African region have been selected as the best emerging female technology executives ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa held in South Africa. South Africa’s Darlene Menzies, whose FinFind innovation aims to remove a major bottleneck to […]

Gambia’s Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajan, Is The New African Woman Of Year

Gambia’s Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajan, Is The New African Woman Of Year

The fearless Gambian human rights activist won New African Woman magazine’s Woman of the Year Award at the their Award ceremony that took place in Dakar last night. Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajan was instrumental in galvanising the opposition that eventually beat long-term now exiled leader Yahya Jammeh. Held at a glitzy Gala Dinner at the Terrou-Bi hotel […]

African Countries Say They Support Women’s Rights. But Where’s the Money?

African Countries Say They Support Women’s Rights. But Where’s the Money?

The Maputo Protocol, adopted by the African Union in 2003, was expected to transform the landscape for women’s rights on the continent. Its aim was to set standards and create positive change across a range of areas including violence against women, child marriage, land rights and harmful practices. But 14 years and 37 ratifications later […]

Far From Davos, Women Fight Inequality

Far From Davos, Women Fight Inequality

Men in sharp, dark suits are sashaying through the restaurants and meeting rooms of a five-star Swiss ski resort this week as the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos gets under way. The zip in the step of the business and political elite there is enabled by the world’s current inequality crisis, […]

Women Officers In Africa Pledge To Up Momentum Against GBV

Women Officers In Africa Pledge To Up Momentum Against GBV

Women serving in security organs in more than thirty countries in Africa have pledged to keep up efforts against gender-based violence (GBV) by meeting more often to share their experiences and monitoring violence against women and girls more closely in their countries. The pledge was made in Kigali, yesterday, at the closure of a two-day, […]

African Women Cannot Be Silenced

African Women Cannot Be Silenced

On a warm Wednesday night in November 2015, a large group of women, children and men have gathered outside Grahamstown’s City Hall. Many people have on jackets or blankets, some children are wearing pyjamas, and bread and soup in paper cups are being passed around. Other paper cups shelter candles, some lit, others not. Some […]

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