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OPINION: African Women Have Genes That Prevent Onset High Blood Pressure

OPINION: African Women Have Genes That Prevent Onset High Blood Pressure

African women possess a special gene that prevents onset of high blood pressure during pregnancy, a medical conditional called preeclampsia, according to findings of research by British and Ugandan scientists led by a Makerere University lecturer, Dr Annettee Nakimuli. Dr Nakimuli, a senior lecturer at the department of obstetrics and gynaecology, School of Medicine, Makerere […]

A Song in Seven Stanzas: for our Grand-Daughters

1. Tradition and the remembrance of things past, Are a re-discovered country Of things we struggle against; Where as pygmy women we stand tall among the Bantu And name ourselves Babongo. We stand here, compassionate witnesses, To witches who are just mothers, to mothers who are just loyal, To those who wrestle snakes to feed […]

Empowering women will mean little without decent jobs, UN panel warned

Empowering women will mean little without decent jobs, UN panel warned

Bold promises to empower women economically will come to nothing if the structural barriers that prevent women from getting decent jobs are not removed, civil society groups have warned. A high-level panel backed by the World Bank, UN Women, the International Monetary Fund and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is producing an action plan to […]

OPINION: ‘Are Women Human Beings?’

OPINION:  ‘Are Women Human Beings?’

How far have we come as a species, in terms of our spiritual and intellectual development, if in the 21st century some can question: “Are women human beings?” The reality is that globally, whilst women may have made great strides, patriarchal attitudes prevail in a male-dominated world. The question ‘Are women human beings?’ is the […]

How Facebook is working to create online safety for African women

How Facebook is working to create online safety for African women

No doubt, technology and social media platforms in general are some of the best things to have happened to mankind. With increased connectivity, ‘likes’ and ‘follows’, have shaped the world into a global village of virtual communication. But even so, there are the certain disadvantages of these genius innovations; these include issues like bullying, harassment […]

Maasai women are the new solar warriors of Africa

Maasai women are the new solar warriors of Africa

The Maasai are a semi-nomadic pastoral tribe spread across Kenya and Tanzania, and globalization has not been kind to them. Vulnerable to wildlife that steal their livestock and powerless after the sun goes down, many Maasai often have to walk many kilometers just to charge their phones. But a new project spearheaded by Green Energy […]

2016 List of Scholarships for African women and Developing Countries

2016 List of Scholarships for African women and Developing Countries

A number of organisations encourage women empowerment through education at different levels by offering specific scholarships for African women from Africa and developing countries. Although women looking for scholarships can as well apply for other scholarship programmes that are non-gender specific, there are sponsorship programmes that reduce the competition by offering their scholarship programmes solely […]

Life and Business Lessons from African Market Women

Life and Business Lessons from African Market Women

“Being an African woman is what you will make of it Zenzele. But never forget that for the majority, it also means to rise out of bed before others, to make the cold kitchen warm, to work the fields in the blazing heat, to walk for miles on dusty paths carrying water on your head, […]