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A Toast To African Women In Tourism At Akwaaba 2017

A Toast To African Women In Tourism At Akwaaba 2017

For their contribution to the development of the tourism sector in Africa, 100 African women were honoured at the just concluded 13th edition of the Akwaaba African Travel Market, at the Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Among the receipts is Mrs Florence Ita Giwa popularly known as Mama Bakassi, for her role in fighting for […]

Wakiso Murders – Activists Demand Mourning Day

Wakiso Murders – Activists Demand Mourning Day

 Activists have asked government to declare a national day in remembrance of women who have been violently murdered in various areas in Wakiso District. A group of women activists also demanded a government commitment to support the bereaved families and protection to avert further killings. “Government does ensure appropriation of adequate financial resources for Gender […]

Emerging Women Tech Leaders Heading To Silicon Valley

Emerging Women Tech Leaders Heading To Silicon Valley

 SOME 100 female emerging technology leaders from 20 countries are to undergo a five-week mentoring and professional development programme in the United States. The project will provide them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities. Google, Twitter and the Chan Zuckerburg Biohub […]

More Women Should Climb The Ladder Of Educational Leadership

More Women Should Climb The Ladder Of Educational Leadership

Ministry of Education has planned to increase the share of women leadership in education by 25 percent this fiscal year. However, the viability of the goal relays on all stakeholders’ concerted efforts in overcoming the potential challenges facing women educational leaders, researchers comment. Indeed, such ambitious plan enhances women’s educational leadership role. But, the efforts […]

2 Seychellois Women Recognised Regionally For Education, Tourism Leadership

2 Seychellois Women Recognised Regionally For Education, Tourism Leadership

Two Seychellois women have recently been recognised during an award ceremony in Mauritius recognizing Africa’s most influential women in business and government. Shella Mohideen and Daniella Payet-Alis were the winners of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) Country and Regional awards in their respective categories – ‘Education and Training Academy’ and ‘Tourism and Leisure’. The awards […]

AboveWhispers Panache : How Healthy Are Your Nails?

AboveWhispers Panache : How Healthy Are Your Nails?

Having beautiful, healthy nails is one of the desires of everyone, especially women. Beautiful nails contribute in boosting one’s confidence, especially when one has to stretch forth their hand in an introduction. It is soothing to hear compliments about our nails from the person we are shaking hands with. But, dull, unhealthy, brittle nails make […]

Women Robbed, Roughed Up In Kisumu In The Name Of Protecting Votes

Women Robbed, Roughed Up In Kisumu In The Name Of Protecting Votes

 An interfaith meeting for women in Kisumu to take stock of Gender Based Violence witnessed in the recent political skirmishes turned chaotic after word went round on social media that IDs were being bought from the women. A group of youths stormed Jumia Hotel, the venue of the meeting. They proceeded to the training room, […]

Zimbabwe: Maternal Deaths Up

Zimbabwe: Maternal Deaths Up

Abigail Mawonde Herald Correspondent Maternal deaths continue to increase, with statistics from the Ministry of Health and Child Care showing that 195 expecting mothers have died since the beginning of the year. In its weekly disease surveillance report covering week 34, the ministry said six more women had died. It said the deaths were a […]

More Women Enrol In Literacy Programmes Than Men

More Women Enrol In Literacy Programmes Than Men

In January 2004, the late Kimani Ng’ang’a Maruge, then aged 84 years, joined two of his grandchildren as a new pupil at Kapkenduiywa Primary School in Eldoret. Today, the Guinness Book of World Records lists him as the oldest person to ever enrol in elementary school. This however was not the achievement Mr Maruge was […]

Court Ruling Raises Hopes Among Women For More Political Representation

Court Ruling Raises Hopes Among Women For More Political Representation

 A fifth of Kenya’s lawmakers are women, the same proportion as in Saudi Arabia. Buoyed by record gains in last month’s elections, Kenyan activists say they hope the nation’s top court will enforce women’s right to better political representation, following a surprise decision to nullify the presidential election. Female Kenyan lawyers have asked the High […]

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