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ANC women’s league wants Zuma ex-wife to lead party

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  The powerful Women’s League of South Africa’s ruling ANC on Saturday chose outgoing African Union chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as their candidate for party leader. Battle has been raging within the African National Congress (ANC) to succeed current leader and head of state Jacob Zuma. …

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Iran official calls for sterilisation for sex workers

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Female sex workers and homeless drug addicts in Tehran should be “convinced” to undergo sterilisation to prevent social problems, a deputy provincial governor in the Iranian capital said on Sunday. “These women deal drugs, consume drugs and also work as sex workers,” Siavash Shahrivar told …

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Amina Mohammed, two other women named to top UN posts

United Nations, United States | AFP |  Incoming UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday announced the appointment of Nigeria’s Environment Minister Amina Mohammed to be the UN’s number two official and tapped two other women for key leadership posts. Guterres has made gender parity a priority of his tenure which …

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Nigeria women’s football team protest for sixth day

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  A sit-in protest by the Nigerian women’s team stretched into a sixth day at an Abuja hotel on Friday as the players vowed not to give in until bonuses and other allowances are paid. They began their protest after arriving on Sunday from Cameroon, fresh …

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VIDEO: Uganda Police joins march against gender based violence

VIDEO: The Uganda police has joined in the marking of the 16 days against gender based violence. The celebrations that started with a march around major streets of Kampala was punctuated by women and men carrying items that symbolized social roles of woman – that are often under looked. According to the …

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Let women drive, urges Saudi prince

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  An outspoken billionaire Saudi prince wants an “urgent” end to his country’s ban on women driving, saying overturning the law was a matter of women’s rights and economic necessity. “Stop the debate: Time for women to drive,” Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said on his …

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