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The Story Corner : Association Of Womb Watchers

The Story Corner : Association Of Womb Watchers

For our non-African readers, in this part of the world when a woman gets married, they start expecting to see her pregnant, they begin to question her fertility if they haven’t seen anything after two years, or three years, then the gist would start flying maybe she is barren, maybe she has done this and […]

Stellenbosch University Responds To Furore Over Coloured Women ‘Low Cognitive’ Risk Study

Stellenbosch University Responds To Furore Over Coloured Women ‘Low Cognitive’ Risk Study

The findings, opinions, conclusions and recommendations of an article that claimed that coloured women in South Africa have an increased risk of low cognitive functioning, owing to low education levels and unhealthy lifestyle behaviours, are those of the authors alone, Stellenbosch University said on Wednesday. The highly criticised study, titled Age- and education-related effects on […]

Women In Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership In Government

Women In Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership In Government

Following 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country’s government. But women still struggle to rise up the ranks in other sectors. I am thrilled to witness the fantastic changes that have taken place in Ethiopia over the recent months, with women assuming leadership positions at the […]

African Women Surmount Obstacles To Redefine Their Countries

African Women Surmount Obstacles To Redefine Their Countries

In the 17th century, a fearsome group of African soldiers defended their kingdom against invaders and marauders. Well-trained and thousands strong, the Women Warriors of Dahomey inspired fear and won battles for more than 200 years in what is now Benin. In 20th-century Eritrea, women fought alongside men and led soldiers into combat throughout the […]

First Lady Fatima Bio Launches ’50 Million African Women Speak’ Project

First Lady Fatima Bio Launches ’50 Million African Women Speak’ Project

The First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Bio, has yesterday officially launched the “5o Million African Women Speak Platform” project at the Bintumani International Hotel in Freetown. The project worth $13.2 million is an initiative of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS), the East African and […]

Let’s Empower Women To Help Save Africa From Climate Change

Let’s Empower Women To Help Save Africa From Climate Change

Africa must unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector according to African delegates as the world prepares to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change in Katowice, Poland, last week. Research shows that when women are involved […]

Beaten, Thrown Out, Property Taken Away, Accused Of Killing Her Husband

Beaten, Thrown Out, Property Taken Away, Accused Of Killing Her Husband

Her in-laws claimed she had used witchcraft to kill her husband, and seized the small house where she lived with her two children in the Zimbabwean capital Harare. “I was accused of bewitching my husband. I am not a witch and I did not kill my husband. It was a terrible experience because everything happened […]

AfDB’sTo Fund Women-Owned Businesses

AfDB’sTo Fund Women-Owned Businesses

Banks operating in Africa have been urged to accelerate funding for women-owned businesses or risk limited lending from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the institution cautioned on Wednesday. AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina made the announcement during an Invest in Women panel discussion at the three-day Africa Investment Forum at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg […]

WAELE Mobilizes Women From 29 Countries On Peace Building

WAELE Mobilizes Women From 29 Countries On Peace Building

A non-profit-making international women organisation, Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Empowerment, WAELE, at the weekend, mobilised women from 28 African countries to converge in Abuja for a two-day peace building/training workshop. The Founder, WAELE, Dr Basirat Nahibi-Niasse, in a welcome address said the essence of the training was to equip women who are members […]

Caring For Widows -The Pain, The Guilt, The Journey

Caring For Widows -The Pain, The Guilt, The Journey

I helped set up International Widows Day after seeing the harsh injustices endured by my mother when she became a young widow When my mother was widowed at the age of 37 following my father’s death from tuberculosis her grief was compounded by a cruel social stigma that she endured her whole life. That was […]

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