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TMEA to scale up women and trade programme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | TradeMark East Africa plans to scale up its women and trade programme to reach over 300,000 beneficiaries in the region in the next five years, according to the organization’s CEO, Frank Matsaert. Speaking during the recently concluded Trade and Development Forum in Kampala, Matsaert said …

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MP Twinamasiko apologizes for saying women should be beaten

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | A Ugandan Member of Parliament has apologized for comments in support of men beating their wives which sparked condemnation across the political spectrum. Onesimas Twinamasiko, the Bugangaizi East Mp from the western region district of Kakumiro Wednesday made a groveling apology in a personal statement …

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Bdf- Women’s bridge to accessing finance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | BDF is an independent company that was created in collaboration of the Government of Rwanda and the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD). The fund is one of the implementing institutions of the National SME Development Policy and has been mandated to implement the “Access …

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More men are infertile

50% of failed conceiving is due to a male factor but treatments target women Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Male infertility is the new social crisis, according to Carolyn Nakakande who heads a group of about 500 women trying but failing to conceive. They have formed a group called Blessed …

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MUSEVENI: Women are the base of society

  Mityana, Uganda | PPU | President Yoweri Museveni has said that women are the base of society and, therefore, should not be marginalized. Museveni made the remarks during the celebrations to mark International Women’s Day held at Busuubizi Core Primary Teachers’ College in Mityana district on Thursday. This year’s …

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Guinea leader vows ‘major cabinet reshuffle’ after unrest

Conakry, Guinea | AFP | Guinean President Alpha Conde will carry out a “major cabinet reshuffle”, his office said Thursday, following weeks of strikes and demonstrations in the country after disputed local elections. Conde will install ministers “who listen to the people,” a statement said. It was released after Conde was …

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UN body warns gender parity progress could grind to a halt

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The UN labour agency warned Wednesday that gradual progress toward parity between the sexes in the workplace was expected to soon grind to a halt and could even reverse. “On average around the world, women remain much less likely to participate in the labour market than …

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Catholic Church ‘an empire of misogyny’: Irish ex-president

ROME, Italy | AFP | The Catholic Church is “an empire of misogyny”, Ireland’s former president said on Wednesday ahead of a conference calling for women to be included in Church decision-making. “The Catholic Church is one of the last great bastions of misogyny. It’s an empire of misogyny,” said Mary …

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