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Bill Clinton makes case for history-making Hillary

Philadelphia, United States | AFP | Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday by becoming the first woman to win a major US political party’s White House nomination, earning the backing of convention Democrats and prime-time praise from a presidential superstar: her husband Bill. The 68-year-old former first lady, senator and secretary …

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Murder suspect indicted in case which fuelled misogyny fears

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | The suspect in a murder of a young woman in Seoul’s upmarket Gangnam district was indicted Sunday, in a case that triggered a public outcry over fears of violent misogyny in South Korea. Hundreds of mourners attended a candlelight vigil after the 23-year-old victim …

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Canada promotes first female combat general

Ottawa, Canada | AFP | A Canadian woman who fought insurgents in Afghanistan became the country’s first female combat officer to rise to the rank of general. Colonel Jennie Carignan, 47, was promoted to brigadier-general (one star) and put in charge of the Canadian army’s day-to-day operations including training and …

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Ministry of Gender offers women collateral free loans

The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and secured sh43 billion support from the United Nations to support women employment efforts in Uganda. The ministry’s Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana announced plans this week to offer women loans at reduced rates though the Women Entrepreneurship Program (WEP). The development of …

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VIDEO: Obama endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Washington, United States | AFP | Barack Obama on Thursday endorsed Hillary Clinton to succeed him as president of the United States, declaring in a video message “I’m with her.” After months of assiduously avoiding tipping the scales of the Democratic presidential primaries and a Thursday meeting with Clinton’s closest …

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MINISTERS: 28 women out of 80

With Betty Kamya the new minister in charge of Kampala,  Dr. Jane Aceng at health and Betty Amongi in charge of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, the new list of ministers released by President Yoweri Museveni has more women than in the last cabinet. There are 28 out of 80 …

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