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Mugabe Removed As WHO Goodwill Ambassador After Outcry

Mugabe Removed As WHO Goodwill Ambassador After Outcry

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who made the appointment at a high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Uruguay on Wednesday, said in a […]

Smart Companies Are Designing Remote Working Programs That Fit Their Unique Needs

Smart Companies Are Designing Remote Working Programs That Fit Their Unique Needs

When I started FlexJobs in 2007 I had experience working remotely, but never in a fully remote company and never in building one from scratch. However, with the mission of FlexJobs being to help people find flexible work — such as remote jobs, freelance opportunities, part-time and flexible schedule jobs — I wanted to create the […]

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 […]

The 7 Traits of Sound Emotional Leadership

The 7 Traits of Sound Emotional Leadership

Anyone looking to be extraordinary in this changing world can no longer afford the tough, angry, brittle facade of fear-based leadership. Gone are the days when the metric for success is based on the dollar amount in your bank, the achievements won or the accolades collected. While these are fabulous measures of performance and results, […]

Finding the right key

Finding the right key

In the right key one can say anything. In the wrong key, nothing: the only delicate part is the establishment of the key. – George Bernard Shaw One of the best ways to become aware of the astonishing diversity of human reactions is to speak to a group of people. You can’t help noticing how differently people […]

The Last Thing Kenya’s Economy Needs Is a Chaotic Election

The Last Thing Kenya’s Economy Needs Is a Chaotic Election

For Ike Ochiango, who sells long-life milk to informal traders in Nairobi’s sprawling Kibera slum, Kenya’s Aug. 8 presidential election is bad for business. “People are not buying,” says the 26-year-old, as he takes a break from pulling his makeshift handcart laden with cartons along a rutted dirt road in the traffic-choked capital. “They are […]

Zambia Suspends 48 Opposition MPs For Snubbing President’s Speech

Zambia Suspends 48 Opposition MPs For Snubbing President’s Speech

Zambia’s parliament suspended 48 opposition lawmakers on Tuesday for boycotting a speech by the president, widening a political rift that has alarmed rights groups. Parliament’s speaker barred the United Party for National Development (UPND) politicians from taking their seats for 30 days, a move that banned them from the building and stopped their pay. Their […]

Being A Woman And A Leader: It’s Challenging But Achievable

Being A Woman And A Leader: It’s Challenging But Achievable

Ladies, this isn’t news to us. As a woman in the work force you need to work twice as hard, be twice as successful, twice as creative, and be twice as productive as the men in your field just to even be recognized as a valuable asset to your company. The stakes are even higher […]

Women In Leadership – Why The Gap Is Still Wide

Women In Leadership – Why The Gap Is Still Wide

Executive Director of Women Fund Tanzania Ms Mary Rusimbi presents a paper at an event in Dar es Salaam. She is flanked by the Chairperson of the Coalition of Women and Constitution Tanzania, Prof Ruth Meena. ALL women have in-born leadership character. What needs to be added is talent promotion, and this mostly should be […]

‘A Day in the Life Of’ GE Africa’s Supriya Bhandari

‘A Day in the Life Of’ GE Africa’s Supriya Bhandari

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Supriya Bhandari was the youngest of seven children – six girls and one boy. At the age of 10, her family immigrated to the United Kingdom (UK) to stay in the Midlands. Supriya came from a family that supported education and growing up, she developed a passion for investigative journalism, resulting […]