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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka appointed to a second term as Executive Director of UN Women

By UN Women  | 07-05-2017

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for a second term as Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) for a period of four years. “This renewed term is our opportunity to reflect constructively, build our momentum, and surge ahead. In these years … Continue reading “Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka appointed to a second term as Executive Director of UN Women”


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Demonstration farms can help revolutionise African Agriculture

By Esther Ndumi Ngumbi, Auburn University | 06-27-2017

Farms that are used to teach agricultural techniques and technologies – known as demonstration farms – are a smart investment that can help accelerate the adoption of game-changing innovations. Farmers can learn new ways of doing things without having to do it on their farms. Demonstration farms are used to teach various agricultural techniques and … Continue reading “Demonstration farms can help revolutionise African Agriculture”


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More African girls going to school, but poorest miss out

By Kieran Guilbert | 06-11-2017

More girls are completing secondary school across sub-Saharan Africa as attitudes change and state spending rises, but some of the most marginalised girls – like those married young or forced to work – are still missing out, education experts say. The percentage of girls completing secondary school has risen in all regions of Africa since … Continue reading “More African girls going to school, but poorest miss out”


   

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