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Progress, but uphill slog for women in tech

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP |   They are under-represented in the industry and sometimes made to feel unwelcome in geek-infested workspaces, but women are making their voices heard at Europe’s largest technology marketplace. Organisers of this week’s Web Summit in Lisbon said nearly half its 53,000 attendees were women, helped …

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Saudi advisory council rejects study of women driving

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, has turned down a proposal to study the issue of women’s driving, a Shura member told AFP on Wednesday. The kingdom has some of the world’s tightest restrictions on women, and is the only country where …

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Study says cancer to kill 5.5 mn women a year by 2030

Paris, France | AFP |  Cancer will kill 5.5 million women — about the population of Denmark — per year by 2030, a near 60-percent increase in less than two decades, a report said Tuesday. As the global population grows and ages, the highest toll will be among women in …

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Study shows young women boozing like the boys

Paris, France | AFP |  Young women in Western countries have caught up with their male counterparts in drinking habits, according to research published this week. Women aged 18-27 years old have almost reached parity with men of their age group in three categories of drinking — the likelihood of …

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Government promises improved safe water access for women

  Government’s plans to ensure there is a borehole constructed in each village in Uganda should address concerns by activists about the huge burden women and girls face in search of safe drinking water. The reassurance was given by Eng. Joseph Oriono Eyatu, Commissioner for rural water supply and sanitation while …

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MUSEVENI: Marginalizing women, girls leads to unbalanced growth

President Yoweri Museveni has said education and rural transformation can help empower the girl child and push women’s progress for a better society. He said marginalising girls in the field of education would lead to unbalanced growth. The president was speaking at a high-level event on September 21, during the …

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Tanzania are CECAFA women champions

VIDEO: Tanzania 2 Kenya 1. The outcome of the CECAFA women’s tournament final, was not one many expected with Tanzania on top. The Kilimanjaro Queens shocked Kenya’s Harambee Starlets in the final to become kings of the region. Mwanahamisisomari inspired the victory in front of a packed gallery . Uganda however, failed …

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Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Queens too good for Crested Cranes in CECAFA

CECAFA women’s tournament semifinal Tanzania 4 Uganda 1 Kenya 3  Ethiopia 2 Two early goals by Omari Mwanahamisi and Daniel Donisia gave Tanzania a flying start as they humbled Uganda’s Crested Cranes in the second semifinal of the inaugural CECAFA women’s tournament on Sunday. Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Queens marched on to a 4-1 win …

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Uganda’s Crested Cranes storm CECAFA semifinals

CECAFA WOMEN football results:  Uganda 1 Burundi 0 Kenya 11 Zanzibar 0 Wednesday Ethiopia 3 Rwanda 2 Tuesday Uganda 9 Zanzibar 0 Kenya 4  Burundi 0 Earlier results Zanzibar 1 Burundi 10 Uganda 0 Kenya  4 Rwanda 2 Tanzania 3 GROUP A: Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Zanzibar GROUP B: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda Fazila …

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