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How Women Bring About Peace and Change in Liberia

Women wearing their WIPNET T-shirts plan a peace jamboree the day before the Liberian election in October 2017. (Carter Center)

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first woman to lead an African country. Her two terms in office ended with elections last month since, like the United States, presidents in Liberia are barred from serving more than two terms. Affectionately known as “Ma Ellen,” Sirleaf took office at the end of a 14-year civil war in which an estimated ...

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BUSTED! 7 Underrated African Heroes You Should Know About

Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, a successful Nigerian woman and women rights activist

  When thinking about Liberation movements or activists that have made a significant contribution in shaping African history, we often think (and rightly so) of names like Nelson Mandela, Kwame Nkrumah, Patrice Lumumba. Frequently, we overlook people that have greatly shaped the future and way of thinking of their country. Chief among people that are forgotten are women. Women have played ...

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Ayisha Osori: How Ordinary Nigerians Can Change the Game of Politics [#CitizensHangout]

Ayisha Osori ran for House of Reps in 2015

Pep Naija on August 4 hosted Ayisha Osori, a great Nigerian lawyer and journalist, on #CitizensHangout. There, she passionately revealed many dysfunctions of Nigerian politics. Not only that, she did offer practical solutions. She ran for house of reps in 2015. Her book, ‘Love Does Not Win Elections’ mirrors her experience of Nigeria’s political scene. Called to Bar in Nigeria ...

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Once A Fashion Model, Camara is Now West Africa’s First Woman to Own A Mine

Tiguidanke Camara believes passion is the secret of success in business (Photo: Forbes)

Guingouine — Leaving behind chic gowns and catwalks to stomp in the mud in heavy work boots, Guinean former fashion model Tiguidanke Camara has made herself west Africa’s first woman to own a mine. In the small forest village of Guingouine, in the west of Côte d’Ivoire, Camara runs a team of 10 geologists and labourers who are probing the ...

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Meet the 6 Strong Women Who Are Changing the Male-dominated Tech Industry in Africa

Unoma Okorafor (middle) is the founder of WAAW Foundation

The idea that the tech industry in Africa is male-dominated is massively getting eroded following smart and assertive African women occupying the centre stage and changing the face of the industry on the continent with their giant strides in the global community. Women are increasingly bridging the gender-gap in tech and creating equal opportunity in the industry. By exposing African ...

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Stray Bullet: Are Men Actually Superior to Women? (What Evidence Says)

Men vs Women, who is superior?

Dear African woman, let no man take away your self worth all in the name of culture, religion or history. “Men are superior to women” is a common expression you hear not just from men themselves but sadly from many women, too. It’s an old expression that many still cling to even in the 21st century, especially here in Africa. ...

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Why Do Women Cheat? Funmi Iyanda Hits the Nail On the Head [WATCH]

Cheating is as old as nature itself, but the dynamics have changed within the past decades. In Africa, with emphasis on Nigeria, the society is somehow comfortable with men cheating. However, it’s more or else a taboo for women to do the same. Once any woman does this, it becomes a big issue. In this exciting talk, the ace Tv ...

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Are We Ignorantly Raising Wife Beaters in Nigeria?

  Family is one of the primary sites of gender violence. It is the arena where physical abuses (spousal battering, sexual assault, sexual abuse) and/or psychological abuses occur. Once you threaten, slap, punch, beat up or rape your wife, you have assaulted her. It’s that simple! Although the family prepares its members for social life, forms gender stereotypes and perceptions ...

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Why Should Women Be in the Kitchen Cooking While Men Are Sleeping or Watching Football?

Inequality and gender have rightfully become subjects of study at many schools and institutions in Uganda. But, despite the years that have passed, we have not really succeeded in creating gender equality here or in most other countries across the globe. Due to the way we have grown up, many people still hold the old attitudes: women are the ones ...

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How Silence Can Build Or Destroy Your Relationship

Believe it or not, silence (or quietness) is an integral part of communication. Silence is actually associated with listening. Silence can also indicate respect. And sometimes we maintain silence to protect our beautiful relationship. However, too much of silence creates a distance in every beautiful relationship. Silence in relationship can take various forms  1. Meditating silence: This happens when you ...

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