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The Future Women Want: Free of Violence

Bakera excelled in school. As a girl who grew up in a rural, poor community, she had, against all odds, realized her education goals and was elated to go to the capital city, Kampala where she would now work.
A market in Bamenda,

International Women’s Day in Cameroon: A Day for All Women?

On March 8, women all over Cameroon will don custom-made dresses sewn of pagne, specially printed for International Women’s Day. They will parade through cities and towns, joining women around the world in celebration of the day.
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Smart Tech Will Only Work for Women When the Fundamentals for Its Uptake Are...

Clearly, poor rural women would benefit the most from new ways of working on the land. Therefore, technology and innovation must benefit women and men equally for it to work well for society.
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Where Is The Progress Promised On Gender?

108 years is too long to wait for gender equality - this International Women’s Day, the demands of the women on the front lines must not just be heard, but acted upon.

Cameroon: Land And Property Rights

Cameroon is a Central African country situated on the Gulf of Guinea. Its population is 24.1 million (2017) and just over half the people live in urban areas. Its landscape is diverse and has...
Justine Masika Bihamba at the UN Security Council in 2018.

DRC’s First Peaceful Transition Of Power Was At Expense Of Women

The first peaceful transition in politics in our country has shown the Congolese Women’s Forum that maybe one day we can peacefully achieve equal representation, where we are finally listened to, and where we are able to make decisions on our own futures.
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UFC 235: Kamaru Usman On Title Fight With Tyron Woodley

Kamaru Usman always believed he was destined to achieve great things. More than that, he felt he had a responsibility to do so.Born in Nigeria to a family...
Refugees in Ethiopia

How Ethiopia Is Managing Refugees And Shoppers From Eritrea Amid New Peace

The sudden peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the opening of their previously closed and dangerous border, sent shockwaves of hope and optimism throughout the two countries. But a new issue has arisen: whether Eritreans coming into Ethiopia should still be classed as refugees.
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Burkina Faso: Land And Property Rights

Burkina Faso is working hard to emerge from the large-scale political and social upheaval that characterized the 18 months following the popular uprising that resulted in the resignation of President Blaise Compaoré in October...
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Macky Sall Wins Senegal’s Presidential Elections

President Macky Sall has won Sunday's presidential election in Senegal, the country's prime minister said.Mahammed Dionne, citing a provincial tally, said Sall garnered at least 57% of the votes cast in Sunday's poll."We must congratulate...
East African Real Estate

East African Real Estate Investors Discover The Working Class

The last 20 years of real estate boom in East Africa has changed our building landscape and inventory, as it quite rightly should have done.Our starting point was a region that was short of...
Kenya’s LGBT Community

Things Are About To Change For Kenya’s LGBT Community

There is a quiet air of excitement at the offices of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC), as the countdown draws closer to Friday when a much-awaited ruling by Kenya's High...
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