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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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Nigerian government to set up vaccines joint venture with May & Baker

By Felix Onuah| 05-31-2017

Nigeria’s cabinet approved on Wednesday a plan to set up a joint venture with pharmaceutical firm May & Baker Nigeria Plc to produce vaccines, the health minister said. The company will have an initial capital of 100 million Naira ($328,515). Shares in May & Baker rose nearly 5 percent on the Nigerian bourse after the … Continue reading “Nigerian government to set up vaccines joint venture with May & Baker”


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Ethiopia’s Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job

By Stephen Nebehay and Tom Miles| 05-25-2017

GENEVA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the Geneva-based United Nations agency. The former health minister and foreign minister, who vowed to make universal health care his priority, won over half the votes … Continue reading “Ethiopia’s Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job”


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82 Chibok girls released in exchange for Boko Haram suspects

By Sotunde Afolabi| 05-08-2017

A group of girls released by Boko Haram jihadists after kidnapping them in 2014 in the north Nigerian town of Chibok arrived on Sunday in the capital Abuja, a Reuters witness said. The girls arrived at Abuja airport and were driven away in a military convoy. Nigeria said on Saturday it had secured the release … Continue reading “82 Chibok girls released in exchange for Boko Haram suspects”


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On May Day, workers of the world unite and protest

By Larry King| 05-02-2017

Europeans took to the streets on Monday, celebrating the international workers’ holiday of May Day with an assortment of rallies and demonstrations, which in France turned violent as protesters threw petrol bombs at police. One Paris police officer was seriously burnt and two others injured in confrontations with protesters. In Turkey, police fired tear gas … Continue reading “On May Day, workers of the world unite and protest”


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Celebrated African women hope to inspire girls to narrow gender gap

By Kieran Guilbert| 04-17-2017

Celebrating successful African women in fields ranging from politics and business to agriculture and the arts could inspire girls across the continent to strive towards closing the gender gap, winners of the New African Woman Awards said on Thursday. Twelve women from Mali, Morocco and Zimbabwe among other countries, were honoured at the ceremony hosted … Continue reading “Celebrated African women hope to inspire girls to narrow gender gap”


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