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A Proposal For More Women MPs In Kenya By Gladys Shollei

A Proposal For More Women MPs In Kenya By Gladys Shollei

The woman representative seat could be scrapped if a proposed constitutional amendment sails through. The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2019 tabled by Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Boss Shollei in the National Assembly on Wednesday, seeks to create at least 179 positions for women in Parliament and county assemblies through elections and not party […]

Health Minster Oly Illunga Dismissed Over Ebola Outbreak In The DRC

Health Minster Oly Illunga Dismissed Over Ebola Outbreak In The DRC

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s health minister resigned Monday after he was dismissed as head of the team tackling a persistent Ebola outbreak. Last week, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak in eastern Congo to be an international health emergency. As of July 20, 1,643 people have died, among 2,484 confirmed cases of Ebola, […]

A New Cold War

A New Cold War

Last week, the 12th US-Africa Business Summit, a high-level event attended by 11 African heads of state and government and some 1,000 business leaders, was held in Maputo, Mozambique. During the three-day event, US officials unveiled a USD 60 billion investment agency which will seek to invest in low and middle-income countries, with a special […]

Rwanda And France Strengthen Economic Ties

Rwanda And France Strengthen Economic Ties

The Director General of the French Development Agency (AFD), Remy Rioux, is on a two-day visit to Rwanda for talks on key areas of cooperation between Rwanda and France as the two countries look to stronger ties. AFD is the implementing agency of different development-oriented interventions that France is engaged with globally. The agency funds […]

GFC Provides Life Saving Skills To Teenage Mothers

GFC Provides Life Saving Skills To Teenage Mothers

Having the cognizance that adolescence is a vital stage of growth and development when young people are intensely influenced by their peers and the outside world, Girls for Change (GFC) Executive Director, Mrs. Ora Barclay Keller said. She says her organization, since 2013, has been keeping sleeves above elbow to provide lifesaving skills to teenage […]

The Plight Of Rural Women

The Plight Of Rural Women

Their life needs not be romanticized; it is their lived reality. She wakes up at dawn to pound the grain for breakfast, lunch and dinner with her baby on her back. She walks to the field and works with crude, backbreaking tools when the baby sleeps. She puts her/him in a close by makeshift shed […]

Gender Ministry Apologises After Blaming Girls For Sexual Assault

Gender Ministry Apologises After Blaming Girls For Sexual Assault

Madagascar’s Ministry of Education has issued an official apology after a publication on its Facebook page last week asking girls to dress modestly to avoid being sexually harassed or assaulted by men. The publication, which came out on Friday, sparked a major storm online. The original posting has a drawing of a woman wearing a […]

Women Detainees Released, Flogging Verdicts Quashed In Sudan

Women Detainees Released, Flogging Verdicts Quashed In Sudan

 On Tuesday, the Omdurman Women’s Prison in Sudan released a large number of young women who were held during demonstrations over the past weeks. Large crowds in front of the prison chanted slogans condemning the recently imposed State of Emergency and calling for the overthrow of the government. On the same day, the Court of […]

Kagame Challenges Leaders To Turn Things Around

Kagame Challenges Leaders To Turn Things Around

President Paul Kagame has challenged local and central government leaders as well as private sector operators to change the attitude and mindset in order to deliver on the country’s aspirations. He was yesterday closing the 16th National Leadership Retreat, Umwiherero, which was attended by more than 350 leaders from the public and private sector at […]

Breakthrough For TB Prevention Announced By Pan-African Health Organization

Breakthrough For TB Prevention Announced By Pan-African Health Organization

Ten million people around the world became sick with tuberculosis (TB) in 2017. The World Health Organization calls it “the world’s deadliest curable disease”. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.3 million people died that year of TB-related illness. But how often do you read and hear about the problem?   […]

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