“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
The Moremi Initiative has launched the 2014 MILEAD Fellows Leadership Institute to train young women to develop their
Gaspard, the taxi driver taking me back to my hotel after dinner, is 27. So he was just a boy in 1994.
UN, African officials urge efforts to advance peace and stability in CAR
Several women organizations and groups have been motivated to assist the security sector in consolidating the peace a
The women of South Sudan played an instrumental role in the country's liberation struggle and will continue to make s
During the National Assembly debate on the State of the Nation Address this year, the Minister for Women, Children an
The minister of social development in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria state, Paska Hifita, has called on women across
At an early age, Faduma began to learn an art that has been passed down her family from generation to generation.
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif
Cheers broke out in the National Assembly building here on Monday as representatives chose the mayor of this beleague
Libyan political activist Amal al-Taher el-Haj has submitted her name to the General National Congress as a candidate
Military helicopters buzzed overhead and hundreds of thousands of soldiers and police were deployed as Egyptians vote
Rwanda's new parliament was seated this month, with higher female representation than any other country in the world
BY GITURA MWAURA, 10 OCTOBER 2013
NIGERIA is set to launch national action plan for full implementation of the United Nations' Security Council Resolut
By John Baimba Sesay (Press Attaché in China)
With Somalia's UN-backed government consolidating its hold over the capital, Mogadishu, and other areas from al-Qaeda
A three-day symposium on gender issues that impact the 1986 constitutional reviewing process got underway in Monrovia
Brian Ngugi interviews Winnie Lichuma, chairwoman of the National Gender and Equality Commission.
By Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Week after week, the Sunday papers lead with stomach-turning stories of misspending of taxpayers' money, corruption a
BBC Africa Debate comes from Malawi this month and asks whether African women are winning the power battle.
Since South Sudan's independence on 9 July 2011, the positive role that women played in the independence struggle bar
SECURICO, the company that Zimbabwe's Divine Ndhlukula started in her cottage in the late 1990s with four employees a
Majdah al-Fallah flashes a broad smile and pumps the hands of shoppers in downtown Tripoli as she works potential vot
The top United Nations envoy in Libya today stressed the importance of the equal participation of women in rebuilding
Pretoria — President Jacob Zuma has appointed nine commissioners to the Commission for Gender Equality.
After Egyptian women stood shoulder to shoulder with men in the protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak, many looked forw
After two decades of civil war and being subjected to violence and unthinkable hardships, Somali women are now expect
Female protesters continue to participate in pro-democracy demonstrations that remain deadly more than a year after P
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
Women from across Zimbabwe have celebrated the launch of a strategic high-level women's coalition.
Most African societies have patriarchal structures whereby men dominate the social, economic, and political realms of
It has been close to eight months since the Republic of South Sudan became independent.
The Libyan Women's Platform for Peace (LWPP) welcomes the passage of a new electoral law, which guarantees women at l
Gender Specialist at the Sierra Leone Conference on Transformation and Development (SLCDT), Madam Naasu Fofanah has s
A South Sudanese women's alliance on Wednesday said the National Constitution Review Commission (NCRC) did not fully
Libya will scrap a proposal for 10 percent of seats in a new national assembly to be set aside for women, a Western d
At first Samira Ibrahim was afraid to tell her father that Egyptian soldiers had detained her in Tahrir Square in Cai
Women have made significant advances in politics over the past few decades, with females having served as the head of
Egyptian women protesters “are being attacked, stripped and beaten in the streets” by security forces, a
Sarah Ajith James arrived in Washington last Sunday night, just five months after her country -- South Sudan -- seced
A women's rights activist from Jordan, during an İstanbul conference on women's empowerment in the midst of the