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Microsoft Pledges Support For Women In Cybersecurity

Microsoft Pledges Support For Women In Cybersecurity

Microsoft through the Cloud and AI Security Engineering team has reiterated its commitment to advocate for women with an interest in security engineering through the SheHacks annual HackFest Festival. The pronouncement, made during this year’s annual HackFest held at Strathmore Business School, underscores the organisation’s commitment to supporting developing, sponsoring and advocating for women with […]

Nigeria Announces Plan To Enrol 10.2 Million Out-of-School Children

Nigeria Announces Plan To Enrol 10.2 Million Out-of-School Children

The Nigerian government says it has committed N10 billion to remove 10.2 million out-of-school children from streets in the next five years. The governments said it hopes to achieve the target by enrolling two million children yearly in the next five years. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said this during the unveiling of “Education […]

Rensource Engages Female Engineers

Rensource Engages Female Engineers

Rensource Distributed Energy Limited has welcomed a set of new female electrical and electronics engineers into its fold. The new employees were the highest performers in a competency test administered by the company, from the pool of over 300 applications received. The engagement of the engineers was preceded by a rigorous recruitment process which saw […]

‘Empower Girls To Play Leadership Roles’

‘Empower Girls To Play Leadership Roles’

The Eastern Regional Director of the Department of Children, Mr Emmanuel Kwabena Dartey, has called on traditional leaders and the general public to condemn negative acts against girls in the society to empower the girls to play leadership roles in the country. He noted that children, especially girls, were vulnerable in society due to the […]

AfDB Approves The Funding Of Kenya’s Longest Dual-Carriage Highway

AfDB Approves The Funding Of Kenya’s Longest Dual-Carriage Highway

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the financing of Kenya’s north link road which when combined with the current section will make it the longest expressway in the country. The total project cost is €257.68 million, of which €178.02 million (69%) will be financed by the Bank Group, while 12% will come from Africa […]

Namibia Introduces Visas On Arrival

Namibia Introduces Visas On Arrival

Tourists from 47 countries no longer have to apply for visas in advance before leaving their countries for tourism, visiting, or transiting through Namibia. This was announced yesterday by home affairs minister Frans Kapofi at the launch of the ‘Visa on Arrival’ pilot project held at Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA). This project aims to […]

Perils Of Gender And Geography Hamper Global Development

Perils Of Gender And Geography Hamper Global Development

Despite gains in girls’ educational attainment, women’s life chances are limited by social norms, discriminatory laws and policies, and gender-based violence Despite steady development gains, a child’s birthplace is still the biggest predictor of its future health, and no matter which country you’re born in, life is harder if you’re a girl, a major report […]

Kenyatta Roots For Empowerment Of Young Women and Girls

Kenyatta Roots For Empowerment Of Young Women and Girls

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged African women leaders to remain united in developing mutual positions and advocacy for the empowerment of women and girls. Speaking during the inaugural African Women Leaders Network Inter-Generation Retreat, President Kenyatta said there is an increased demand for ways that will help break gender stereotypes and attitudes that propagate discrimination […]

There’s Inequality At Crisis Level In Nigeria – Oxfam

There’s Inequality At Crisis Level In Nigeria – Oxfam

The challenge of inequality is at crisis levels in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa, a new report by international development organisation, Oxfam, said on Tuesday. According to the Oxfam Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index , governments in West Africa are the least committed to reducing inequality on the continent. The report noted that while […]

Kaduna Female Civil Servants To Have 6 Months Maternity Leave

Kaduna Female Civil Servants To Have 6 Months Maternity Leave

Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir el-Rufai has disclosed that as part of efforts to improve on the health of mothers and children alike, all female civil servants in the state will henceforth enjoy six months maternity leave. The governor made the disclosure in him inaugural speech shortly after taking the oath of office as the […]

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