08-Mar-2019 to 15:40

Guatemala Nobel laureate in Dakar for Int'l Women's Day

APA - Dakar (Senegal) By Oumar Dembélé — The 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Rigoberta Menchu of Guatemala is visiting the Senegalese capital Dakar, where she is taking part in events marking International Women’s Day, on Friday.

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08-Mar-2019 to 06:06

S/Africa: Ramaphosa leaves mark on global youth leaders

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has told an organisation of young global leaders to use their influence to play a greater role to make a positive impact on society.

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26-Feb-2019 to 17:29

Gambia: UN careerist appointed Women’s Affairs minister

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Gambian President Adama Barrow has appointed a UN careerist as his new minster for Women’s Affairs, Children and Social Welfare, effectively ending the ministry's designation under the Vice President’s Office.

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25-Feb-2019 to 16:48

Macky Sall wins Senegalese votes in Cote d’Ivoire

APA-Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — Senegal’s President Macky Sall, has romped to victory in Cote d’Ivoire polling 6,833 votes against 2,645 for his nearest challenger Idrissa Seck from Sunday’s presidential elections, APA learned on Monday from official sources.

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20-Feb-2019 to 15:21

Outcry as Sudan detains 30 female protesters

APA-Khartoum (Sudan) — The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) and FIDH say they are deeply concerned about the safety of 30 women detained without access to lawyers or family members by the Sudanese National Security Intelligence Services (NISS) in Omdurman women’s prison.

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04-Feb-2019 to 14:42

Over 70% of eSwatini female varsity students abused – Research

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — At least 70 percent of female students at the University of eSwatini have been abused and no action has been taken against their attackers, according to results of a preliminary study released on Monday.

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30-Jan-2019 to 16:17

Ecowas Gender Ministers in alliance to end child marriage

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — Gender Ministers from member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have taken a common position against child marriage in the region.

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