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Men more likely to think they are more intelligent

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A study from Arizona State University published in the journal Advances in Physiology Education, found that gender greatly influenced how intelligent a person thought they were, especially when compared to others. The study asked 250 students in a college biology classroom to estimate their …

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ARTS: Mukasa’s women and cocks

Metaphors of Buganda or images of exploitation? Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | A current exhibition of Geoffrey Mukasa’s works at AKA Gallery in Kamwokya, Kampala relieves his bold and controversial portrayal of the human form, especially the female. A painting by Geoffrey Mukasa would never be complete without these women. …

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Abusive relationships

Why it’s so hard for women to ‘just leave’ Kampala, Uganda | DANIEL G. SAUNDERS | “And so I stayed.” In a widely read blog post, Jennifer Willoughby wrote this phrase after each of the many reasons she gave for enduring what she described as her abusive marriage to former White House …

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Sudan repatriates seven female ‘IS members’ from Libya

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese security agents on Wednesday brought home from Libya seven Sudanese women who they said were members of the jihadist Islamic State group. The seven women, dressed in traditional Sudanese clothes and wearing headscarves, were shown to journalists at Khartoum airport where they were welcomed …

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President Trump’s women

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | U.S. President Donald Trump is facing embarrassing new accusations of infidelity, with a former Playboy model providing details about their alleged ten-month affair. Karen McDougal described bursting into tears after he offered her money following their first sexual encounter. She said she had loved …

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Man arrested after Morocco sexual assault video

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Morocco announced Wednesday the arrest of a man allegedly seen in an online video sexually assaulting a girl in broad daylight, a scene that sent shock waves across the country. The interior ministry said the unnamed 21-year-old was arrested for attempted rape of the girl …

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Coffee experts expose opportunities for youth and women

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Players in the coffee value chain have urged the youth and women to take advantage of the growing demand for coffee in Uganda and beyond to grow their income. Speaking to The Independent on the sidelines of a Coffee dialogue at Pearl of Africa Hotel …

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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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