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    09-Mar-2018 to 15:32

    Burkina leader pledges 30 percent of next cabinet to women

    APA-Ouagadougou (B/Faso) — Burkinabe president Roch Marc Christian Kabore has committed, should there be another reshuffle of his cabinet, to respect the country’s affirmative action law stipulating that 30% of the government posts must be reserved for the women.

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    07-Mar-2018 to 18:18

    Burkina: Attacks overshadow Int’l Women’s Day

    APA-Ouagadougou (B/Faso) — Last Friday’s attacks by militants in Burkina Faso, which claimed 16 lives will overshadow events marking International Women's Day on Thursday, organizers say.

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    28-Jan-2018 to 15:10

    Namibia wins AU gender parity gong

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Namibia has been awarded the 2017 African Gender Award in recognition for the country’s effort to promote gender equality.

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    22-Jan-2018 to 10:00

    AU urged to escalate anti-graft war to improve lives of women, girls

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — African Union member states must take critical steps to eradicate corruption in Africa that perpetuates gender inequality and the disempowerment of women and girls on the continent, the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) said on Monday.

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    16-Jan-2018 to 21:36

    Namibian female duo excel at UN

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Two Namibian women, Bience Gawanas and Selma Ashipala-Musavyi this week made history following their appointment to senior role in the United Nations system.

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    21-Dec-2017 to 19:30

    Sierra Leone women march for political recognition

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Hundreds of women in Sierra Leone, Thursday marched to protest the under-representation of females in statecraft.

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    02-Dec-2017 to 10:29

    S/African minister urges fight against abusing women, children

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi has called on men to take the lead in the fight against gender-based violence in the country.

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