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Three Women To Join Kagame’s African Union Reform Team

Three Women To Join Kagame’s African Union Reform Team

At least three eminent women are set to join President Paul Kagame’s team that is charged with spearheading reforms at the African Union. After The EastAfrican exclusively reported the appointment of Carlos Lopes, Donald Kaberuka, Strive Masiyiwa and Acha Leke to the team, one of the president’s 1.5 million Twitter followers questioned why no woman […]

‘Ogun, Oyo, Ondo Top in Violence Against Women’

‘Ogun, Oyo, Ondo Top in Violence Against Women’

States that have not domesticated the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015 (VAPP) have been blamed for the increasing rate of women abuse in the South West. Among the states that top the list are Ogun, Oyo and Ondo. The disclosure was made by participants at a one-day workshop organised by the New Initiative for […]

Uganda Women Demand Museveni Campaign Sanitary Pads Pledge

Uganda Women Demand Museveni Campaign Sanitary Pads Pledge

A group of 37 non-government organisations dealing in the promotion of girl-child rights have asked President Museveni to honour his campaign pledge and deliver the sanitary pads he promised during the presidential campaigns early this year. Addressing journalists yesterday, Elliot Orizaarwa Tumwijukye, the executive director Women and Girl Child Development Association (WEGCDA), said since the […]

U.S. African Development Foundation and GE Africa Announce New Partnership for Women & Energy Challenge

U.S. African Development Foundation and GE Africa Announce New Partnership for Women & Energy Challenge

The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and GE Africa are pleased to announce a partnership for a new 2017 Off-Grid Energy Challenge targeted toward African women-owned and managed energy enterprises and innovations.  Since 2013, GE has partnered with USADF to fund a total of $5.0 million in awards and 50 African energy entrepreneurs who have […]

Botswana: Ransome Advocates for More Women in Politics

Botswana: Ransome Advocates for More Women in Politics

British High Commissioner to Botswana, Ms Katy Ransome, says it is important to have more women in politics because they bring different perspective on issues and things that they discuss. Speaking at a reception to welcome 44 women from 11 constituencies, who attended the first of the five women in politics workshops, September 16, Ms […]

Pallisa Women Benefit From Dairy Cow Project

Pallisa Women Benefit From Dairy Cow Project

When two farmers’ groups convened in Namugongo village, Kamuge Sub-county in Pallisa District, it was at the house of Jesca Fida Outa, one of the members. In the cowshed, were the animals, which they were to receive from Send a Cow Uganda, a development NGO. The Outa family and 19 other beneficiaries were yearning for […]

Namibia: Thousands of Women Get Commercial Farms

Namibia: Thousands of Women Get Commercial Farms

Windhoek — Of the 5 231 individuals who benefitted from the resettlement programme since independence to date, 1 405 are female, while 2 039 are men. The remaining 1 787 are classified as ‘group resettlement’. Director for land reform and resettlement in the Ministry of Land Reform Peter Nangolo said all landless Namibians that apply […]

Rwanda: ‘New Face, New Voices’ To Invest Rwf16bn In Women Fund

Rwanda: ‘New Face, New Voices’ To Invest Rwf16bn In Women Fund

‘New Faces, New Voices’ is finalising plans for a women investment fund expected to invest $20 million (about Rwf16bn) to support women who have been facing huddles in their pursuit to access finances. Launched in Rwanda in June, last year, New Faces, New Voices is a Pan-African advocacy group that focuses on expanding the role […]

Amosun’s Wife Seeks More Attention for Girls, Women

Amosun’s Wife Seeks More Attention for Girls, Women

The wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Olufunsho Amosun, has called on the Nigeria Girl Guides Association (NGGA) to pay more attention to girls and women so as to encourage and improve their standard of living. Amosun made the call recently at the opening of the association’s conference tagged ‘Ogun 2016 International Camp’ with […]

Uganda: Rural Women Still Walk Miles For Childbirth

Uganda: Rural Women Still Walk Miles For Childbirth

Though health experts say walking is good exercise for pregnant mothers, walking 20 kilometers in search of health services is abnormal. Nighty Alwoch, 19, walked for several hours from Achol Pi to Dr Ambrosoli Memorial hospital in Kalongo, Agago district, roughly 38km away! Alwoch, who had just delivered when we visited the hospital, said during […]