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Myths, Secrets and Inequality Surround Ugandan Women’s Sex Lives

Myths, Secrets and Inequality Surround Ugandan Women’s Sex Lives

Mambera Hellem tells her friends and neighbours about all forms of contraception, yet despite their high HIV risk she knows many of the women she speaks to will not use condoms. When I ask Mambera and her friend Kyolaba Amina if it is a woman or a man who decides to wear a condom, Kyolaba […]

Born on an Airplane, This Newborn Will Never Have To Pay For His Flights

Born on an Airplane, This Newborn Will Never Have To Pay For His Flights

They say walk before you can run, but chances are, this kid will probably just fly. A new-born baby has been awarded a lifetime of free flights on Buraq Air after his mother gave birth while aboard the airline. The airline announced the gift on its Facebook page in celebration of the inflight birth. The […]

Earthquake In Tanzania kills 11, Injures More Than 100

Earthquake In Tanzania  kills 11, Injures More Than 100

At least 11 people have been killed and more than 100 injured after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit northern Tanzania. The quake struck 43km from Bukoba, a city on the western shore of Lake Victoria on Saturday, at a depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey said. Tremors were felt as far away as western […]

How Do You Get Africans To Stay And Develop Rural Areas?

How Do You Get Africans To Stay And Develop Rural Areas?

Representatives of 30 African countries have been working this week to map out ways to stop the continent’s mass rural exodus at the Forum on Rural Development in Yaounde. Emmanuel Afessi works on his desk top at Odja center in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde, where he is training 30 youths on information technologies at the center […]

These African Nations Have Weight Problems

These African Nations Have Weight Problems

Obesity is a health condition where a person has high levels of cholesterol, sugar or salt and insufficient nutrients. Poor dieting regimes, genetics or lack of physical exercises are major causes of the condition. In Africa, obesity has been on the rise in recent years due to a rapidly growing urban population across the continent. […]

Nigerian Wins The First UN Military Gender Advocate Of The Year Award

Nigerian Wins The First UN Military Gender Advocate Of The Year Award

Nigerien army officer, Major Aichatou Ousmane Issaka, has won the first UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award for her service with the United Nations Mission in Mali between 2014 and 2015. The award recognises her dedication and effort of an individual peacekeeper in promoting the principles within the United Nations Security Council Resolution […]

A Breakthrough In Africa’s Rice Production

A Breakthrough In Africa’s Rice Production

The first hybrid rice varieties developed in sub-Saharan Africa are yielding up to four times more than other improved varieties, say scientists, who are using web-based tools to identify the right climate conditions to maximise harvests. The 15 hybrids, bred in Kenya and Tanzania, are also resistant to diseases and the high temperatures found in […]

Egypt’s Statue Honouring Soldiers Gets Tongues Wagging As Depicting Unwanted Advance On Women

Egypt’s Statue Honouring Soldiers Gets Tongues Wagging As Depicting Unwanted Advance On Women

The sculpture, titled “Mother of the Martyr,” depicts a slender peasant woman, a traditional artistic representation of Egypt, with her arms outstretched. A helmeted soldier is standing behind her, looking over her shoulder with his arms wrapped around her. According to Africa News Agency, A provincial governor in Egypt has ordered changes to a sculpture […]

Here Is The Most Translated African Fable

Here Is The Most Translated African Fable

A fable on how humans learnt to walk upright is the most translated short story in African history, according to the group that published it. The piece was written by award-winning veteran Kenyan author, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, and published by the Pan-African collective Jalada Africa. Titled “The Upright Revolution: Or Why Humans Walk Upright,” it […]

Women Matter Africa Report: Representation Of African Women In The Private And Public Sectors

Women Matter Africa Report: Representation Of African Women In The Private And Public Sectors

Drawing on research undertaken at over 200 African companies and interviews with more than 30 women leaders across the continent, McKinsey & Company’s latest report on Africa, Women Matter Africa, highlights that the continent has taken big strides regarding women’s representation in the private and public sectors.   SOME KEY FINDINGS IN WOMEN MATTER AFRICA REPORT: In the […]