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Fatou Kinteh Appointed Minister For Women Affairs

Fatou Kinteh Appointed Minister For Women Affairs

Mrs Fatou Kinteh has been appointed by President Adama Barrow as Minister of Women’s Affairs, Children, and Social Welfare with effect from, Friday, 1st March 2019. According the press release from the Office of the President, the “creation of the new Ministry is part of the president’s women empowerment drive to give prominence to the […]

‘Mama Taraba’ Resigns As Minister For Women Affairs

‘Mama Taraba’ Resigns As Minister For Women Affairs

Aisha Alhassan, Nigeria’s women affairs minister, has resigned her position. Ms Alhassan, known widely as Mama Taraba, was appointed in 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.  In a September 29 letter to the president, Ms Alhassan decried her disqualification from contesting for the All Progressives Congress’ governorship ticket in Taraba State, saying the action constituted a […]

Monica Juma Roots For Women Empowerment In Kenya

Monica Juma Roots For Women Empowerment In Kenya

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma has stressed the need to empower women politically as well as economically and them in policy-making at national and continental level so as to tackle gender inequality. Juma said that gender equality and empowerment cannot be achieved without the equal, full and effective participation of women at all levels […]

CSIR Warns Of Jobs For Sex Scam Targeting Young Women

CSIR Warns Of Jobs For Sex Scam Targeting Young Women

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Thursday warned that two individuals were scamming young people by promising them fake jobs at the organisation. The individuals, who called themselves Stephen and Sherinne, claim they are working for the CSIR recruitment office, said spokesperson David Mandaha. “According to the information we have, Stephen finds […]

Clara Makungwa Appointed Aide On Women Affairs In Malawi

Clara Makungwa Appointed Aide On Women Affairs In Malawi

President Peter Mutharika has rewarded former Director of Women in Peoples’ Party (PP) Clara Makungwa, who recently joined the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), to be a presidential adviser. Government Chief Secretary Lloyd Muhara confirmed in a statement on Tuesday seen by Nyasa Times that Makungwa, who served as Minister of Gender, Children and Social […]

Federal Government Plans To Establish Special Schools for Married Women – Aisha Alhassan

Federal Government Plans To Establish Special Schools for Married Women – Aisha Alhassan

The Federal Government will establish special schools for women who abandoned school to get married, Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, has said. “All women that married at early age will have the opportunity to continue with their education from their husbands houses. “The schools will be in two categories so as to avoid problems […]

South Africa : Make the Next Minister Of Women A Man

South Africa : Make the Next Minister Of Women A Man

South Africa’s approach to its gender issues needs a radical shake-up. Here’s one idea: put a man at the helm of the Department of Women in the Presidency. The move could send some imperative messages about gender roles and the need for men to take responsibility for many of the issues currently making life hard […]

Botswana: Women Make Headway In Sport Leadership

Botswana: Women Make Headway In Sport Leadership

History was made this past weekend in the local sporting fraternity when two women were elected in sport leadership positions. On Saturday, Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) appointed Ntebo Maplanka chairperson of Botswana Sports Volunteer Movement (SVM). As women were still celebrating a major success, Botswana Basketball Association (BBA) also elected Boineelo Hardy as their […]

Women Affairs Minister Collapses in Adamawa

Women Affairs Minister Collapses in Adamawa

The Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan, collapsed monday at the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camp in Fufore Local Government Area of Adamawa State while addressing vulnerable IDP women inside a store in the camp. Alhassan, who was in crutches when she arrived the camp, and after addressing the IDPs, entered the store to […]

Minister Urges Women To Support Buhari

Minister Urges Women To Support Buhari

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, has enjoined women to be steadfast and support President Muhammadu Buhari in his bid to transform the wellbeing of Nigerians. The minister made the appeal at the weekend in Warri while addressing scores of women from the 25 local government areas of the state, noting […]

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