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    13-Jun-2015 to 13:52

    S/Africa: Women empowerment heart of AU\'s interests - Minister

    APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South African Minister in the Presidency for Women, Susan Shabangu, on Saturday commended the African Union (AU) for consistently putting women at the heart of the development of Africa’s Agenda 2063, and declaring 2015 a year of women development and empowerment.

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    09-Jun-2015 to 20:53

    Rising gender violence worries S/Leone officials

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Officials in Sierra Leone’s southern district of Pujehun have raised alarm over a sharp increase in cases of domestic violence.

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    09-Jun-2015 to 14:31

    S/Africa: Oscar Pistorius set for release on parole in August - Official

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s Correctional Services Ministry has confirmed that former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, convicted of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp two years ago, will be released on parole in August this year.

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    02-Jun-2015 to 20:46

    Malawi: Mutharika appointed to head UN gender campaign

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi President Peter Mutharika has been appointed a Global Champion for the United Nations (UN) HeForShe campaign effective June 1.

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    01-Jun-2015 to 18:02

    Mozambique plans to stop early child marriage

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The Mozambican Minister for Gender, Children and Social Welfare, Cidalia Chauque has revealed the government’s plan to eradicate early child marriages, a frequent practice which she described as criminal.

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    28-May-2015 to 14:14

    SADC gender ministers converge in Zimbabwe for annual meeting

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Ministers responsible for gender and women’s affairs in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will converge in the Zimbabwean capital Harare on Friday to discuss progress on implementation of regional commitments to promote gender equality.

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    27-May-2015 to 12:15

    Nigerian govt flags off distribution of clean stoves to rural women

    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The Nigerian government has flagged off the distribution of clean stoves to rural women across the country.

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