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Disabled Women Confront Stigma In Burkina Faso

Disabled Women Confront Stigma In Burkina Faso

“Before this initiative we were confined to our homes. We couldn’t go out.” Sitting under the shade of a tree, a group of women drink traditional beer to escape the searing 40-degree-Celsius heat. Perched on a massive tricycle, one woman passes a wooden bowl full of beer to her neighbour, whose eyes are closed. The […]

Rant Of The Day – I love You On Facebook

Rant Of The Day – I love You On Facebook

We celebrated Mother’s day in this part of the world on sunday and social media was flooded. There were so many writeups for mothers and pictures of all kinds celebrating mothers on that day. It felt good to be  a mother and acknowledging the fact that motherhood is a forever institution.   Though what I […]

President Ellen Hails Progress By Liberian Women

President Ellen Hails Progress By Liberian Women

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has hailed the women of Liberia for making tremendous progress that has impacted not only Liberia but also the world with women advancing everywhere and every day. According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf made the statement on Tuesday, March 7, at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville […]

Women Bring Solar Power To Rural Tanzania

Women Bring Solar Power To Rural Tanzania

For six years now, Esupat Loseku has known the joy of an income outside of livestock sales. The 29-year-old mother of six installs solar power systems and builds cookstoves in Enguiki village and its environs in northern Tanzania. In a week, Ms Esupat can serve four homes or even more, charging Tsh25,000 ($11) in her […]

The Growth Of Ugandan Women In Business Still A Challenge

The Growth Of Ugandan Women In Business Still A Challenge

There have been several efforts to empower the Ugandan woman by moving her from the kitchen to putting her at the fore-front of trade and commerce. These efforts are not only geared towards contributing to her financial independence but also enhancing the country’s economic base. There are certainly a rising number of successful women in […]

The Top 5 Qualities Female Entrepreneurs Need To Succeed In 2017

The Top 5 Qualities Female Entrepreneurs Need To Succeed In 2017

How do we reconcile the reality that women are so much less likely than men to start new businesses today with the fact that having women in leadership positions is proven to help businesses thrive? One way is to identify characteristics shown to help women succeed in entrepreneurial roles. Here are five qualities that women […]

Nigeria Targets 7 pct GDP Growth By 2020

Nigeria Targets 7 pct GDP Growth By 2020

Nigeria is targeting economic growth of at least 7 percent by 2020, the Ministry of Budget and National Planning said on Tuesday, as the government seeks to lift the country out of its first recession in 25 years. The target for gross domestic product growth is part of a medium-term economic recovery plan, it said […]

Food and Agriculture Organization Supports Fisheries Department Of Gambia With Fishing Gears

Food and Agriculture Organization Supports Fisheries Department Of Gambia With Fishing Gears

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 28 December handed over fishing gears worth over GMD4.7m to 12 communities and the Fisheries Department at a brief ceremony held in Banjul. The Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources Pa Ousman Jarju who presided over the event received the donation on […]

What You Can Do To Revitalize Your Career Right Where You Are

What You Can Do To Revitalize Your Career Right Where You Are

Often, time away from work and a focus on milestones, like a new year for example, will highlight areas in life where we are feeling stuck and stagnant. Downtime with friends and loved ones, maybe some home cooking (beans, greens, potatoes…) perhaps some travel, may draw attention to the fact that before the holidays, life […]

Why Connectivity In Africa Is Set To Be The Next Big Issue

Why Connectivity In Africa Is Set To Be The Next Big Issue

The varied experiences of technology and connectivity across the continent speak clearly to the phrase ‘Africa is not a country.’ From Kenya to Nigeria, and from Egypt to South Africa, national infrastructure and the narratives that surround the digital space are often worlds apart. It is undeniable however, that the world is sitting up and […]

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