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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 […]

#AW Gist : Are You Really Ready?

#AW Gist : Are You Really Ready?

When people say they want to take over the world, they want to be agents of change, they want the world to hear them, and do this and do that, oh, it is a good thing. It is a good thing to get on high dreams but how prepared are you? Are you really ready […]

Govt Says No To Extension Of Maternity Leave In Tanzania

Govt Says No To Extension Of Maternity Leave In Tanzania

The Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children deputy minister, Dr Faustin Ndugulile, says the government has no plan to extend maternity leave limits. According to him, mothers, who give birth to one baby will continue enjoying 84 days of maternity leave while those with twins are entitled to 100 days. Dr Ndugulile made […]

Women Lobbyists Eye 40 Percent Political Positions In Malawi

Women Lobbyists Eye 40 Percent Political Positions In Malawi

Women lobbyists have increased their campaign and hype for female parliamentary and local government aspirants, saying they want women to get 40 per cent of the seats in both parliament and councils. Emma Kaliya, chairperson of Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC) said Malawi is not doing well in terms of putting women in decision making […]

Business Stakeholders Validate ‘She Trades’ in Gambia

Business Stakeholders Validate ‘She Trades’ in Gambia

Stakeholders in the business and entrepreneurship sector in collaboration with partners, yesterday February 26th 2019, validated the ‘She Trades’ initiative in The Gambia. The International Trade Center (ICT), launched the ‘She Trades’, a global initiative to create an ecosystem of integrated solutions which empowers women economically, through greater integration in trade and investment. The global […]