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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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FGM: If You’re A “Circumcized” Girl in Kenya, You Might Not Get A Husband

A team of traditional Maasai cricketers in Kenya has broken with tradition to fight against female genital mutilation (FGM). Some Maasai communities still believe that FGM – when parts of a girl’s vagina are removed – should be continued as some see it as a cultural rite of passage marking when a girl becomes a woman and can marry. Maasai ...

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OPPORTUNITIES: Apply For This Grant And Upgrade Your Business

Check this opportunity out; you stand a chance of being picked, so you could make your business dream become a reality. Branding For Her (BHF), a nonprofit initiative, supports women and encourage women entrepreneurs and women aspiring to start up a business by offering free and effective Brand Identity Development and Brand Support that will amke their products or services ...

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