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Kadaga wants foreign aid tagged to women projects

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has asked donors to tie aid to women-centred projects as a way of empowering local entrepreneurship. Kadaga was speaking during the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women at the UN headquarters in New York. The Speaker …

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In Somalia, women defy strict rules to play football

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Shortly after sunrise, a group of young women arrives at a football pitch in Mogadishu, where they shrug off their hijabs — some changing underneath the billowing veil — to reveal their team kit. Young Somali men stand nearby, some disapproving but all watching closely, as …

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Listed firms told to increase women on their boards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s listed firms need to increase women on their boards to enhance inclusivity, according the Capital Markets Authority CEO Keith Kalyegira. Kelyegira, who spoke during this year’s International Women’s Day at the Uganda Securities Exchange under the theme ‘Women’s Role in Finance and Investment’ on …

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Why women regret casual sex less

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Previous research has found that in general women regret one-night stands more than men. But when researchers interviewed 547 Norwegian and 216 American university students, all of them heterosexual, they found that the “clearest gender-differentiating factor” for regret after casual sex is who made …

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DFCU trains women in business

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Record keeping, formalizing business, paying taxes, forming groups or networks are among the key issues that Dfcu Bank is engaging women in business to do if they are to succeed. Last week, the bank organized financial literacy sessions in Kampala, Mbale, Gulu and Mbarara where …

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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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