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Ethiopia appoints first woman to head supreme court

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  Ethiopia’s parliament on Thursday appointed the country’s first female supreme court chief, the latest post in a trend of elevating women to high offices, a top official said. Meaza Ashenafi’s appointment as president of the highest court followed Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s moves last …

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GENDER MINISTRY: There are no missing Youth and Women funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has dismissed reports of ghost groups and missing funds in the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) and the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP). The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Pius Bigirimana, who also doubles as the ministry’s accounting officer, …

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Women face uphill wage battle in British finance sector

London, United Kingdom | AFP | There had never been much doubt that in London’s testosterone-fuelled financial sector female workers’ salaries lagged far behind those of their mostly male colleagues. Now this has been confirmed in black and white after the British government forced UK-based banks to publish their own so-called …

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Police arrest 8 in Mali for gang rape and paedophilia

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Police in Mali said Thursday they had arrested eight people in connection with two gang rapes and a separate case of paedophilia, as campaigners urged the adoption of laws penalising gender-based violence. Reports of the gang-rape of a young woman have circulated since the weekend …

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Ministry of gender retires eight officers

Kampala, Uganda | FRANK MUGABI | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development took advantage of its end of year party to also accord its retiring officers a warm and affectionate send off. The event was held on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at the Nomo gallery in Kampala. A total …

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Botswana court grants transgender identity change

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP |  A court in Botswana on Friday ruled that a transgender man who has been identified as a woman since birth should be allowed to change gender on his identity document, his lawyers said. The court in the southern town of Lobatse ordered the country’s registrar …

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