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How to bring women, youth to formal economy

Closing the financial inclusion gap will require government, private sector and development partners. Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | How can women and youth population participate in the country’s formal economic activities?  This is what formed part of the discussion at a breakfast meeting organised by Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU) …

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Ethiopia’s Zewde, Africa’s only female president

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Ethiopia on Thursday appointed a woman to the largely ceremonial position of president for the first time, further increasing female representation in the government of Africa’s second most populous nation. In a unanimous vote, Ethiopian lawmakers picked career diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde, 68, to replace …

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Women activists list seven demands from government

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Women activists from 17 non-governmental organisations and nine individuals under their umbrella organization, Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) have listed seven demands they want government to pay attention to in a bid to improve the social welfare of girls and women in Uganda. This comes amidst …

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Zimbabwe needs #MeToo moment, says acclaimed author

Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP | Thirty years after her iconic debut novel, Zimbabwean author Tsitsi  Dangarembga is back with a final look at her heroine’s harrowing journey through the Mugabe years, hoping to spark debate about violence against women in her country. Often praised as a leading feminist voice, …

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Amnesty slams death penalty for raped Sudan teenager

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Rights group Amnesty International on Thursday slammed a Sudanese court’s sentencing of a teenager to death for killing her rapist husband in self-defence. Noura Hussein Hammad, 19, was handed a death sentence by a Sudanese court for killing the man her father forced her to …

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