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Empowering African Business Women

AfrWomenBy Nardos Bekele-Thomas*

NAIROBI, Kenya, August 25, 2014 (UNDP) -- The economic empowerment of women is no doubt the key for Africa’s sustained economic growth and development.In an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, the critical role of women as economic agents in the development process of any society cannot be overemphasized. This therefore means that equal treatment of women and men is not just the right thing to do but the best that can ever happen to move a society forward in terms of socio- economic transformation.

Read more... Monday, 25 August 2014 14:21
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Tanzania: Women Entrepreneurs Appeal for Financial Support

By Issa Yussuf

ZANZIBAR, August 04, 2014 (TDN) — SALMA Othman Mohammed is a determined entrepreneur, running a small factory at Meli-Nne area, in the west district. She says many women are now interested in entrepreneurship but are let down by their husbands.

"Some men are not good; they either allow their wives to do business on condition that he takes possession of the proceeds. Others say women should not work. This is not fair," says Salma a mother of five children.

Read more... Monday, 04 August 2014 11:45
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African Women Form Trade Bridge With Turkey

By Amina Al-Hassan

ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 20, 2014 (The Daily Trust) -- Women in the emerging and developing world are considered important in entrepreneurship because, as participants at the recent African -Turkey Women Trade Bridge conference in Istanbul, Turkey chorused, women entrepreneurs demonstrate the power and promise of entrepreneurship more when it comes to expanding the array of opportunities available to them.

Read more... Thursday, 20 March 2014 20:09
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Africa: 'Africa Cannot Overcome Its Problems Unless Women Take the Lead'

BANJUL, Gambia, March 03, 2014 (The Point) -- The Charge d'Affaires Ambassador Michael Arietti, at the US Embassy in Banjul had said that Africa cannot overcome its problems unless women take the lead.

Arietti was speaking Thursday during the closing ceremony of the three-day Young Women's Empowerment Programme (YWEP) organised by the International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP), in partnership with Think Young Women (TYW), at TANGO office in Kanifing.

Read more... Monday, 03 March 2014 18:28
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Africa: Women Farmers in Africa Call for More Support

By Moki Edwin Kindzeka

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, December 20, 2013 (VOA) — Analysts estimate women farmers produce about 90 percent of the food in Africa. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization adds that two-thirds of African women find jobs in agriculture. Leaders of organizations that advocate on behalf of African women farmers met here to develop ways of making agriculture more profitable for them.

Read more... Friday, 20 December 2013 17:17
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Africa: Women Demand Access to New Technologies and Decision-Making


BANGKOK, Thailand, DECEMBER 10, 2013 (Gender Links) — Smart phones, IPads, tablets and cameras are the ‘must have' gadgets at the Global Forum on Media and Gender (GFMG), currently underway in Bangkok. These powerful devices allow for instantaneous communication and dissemination at the mere tap of a finger. But to what degree do these New Information Communication Technologies (NICTs) empower women?

Read more... Tuesday, 10 December 2013 16:18
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