Leymah Gbowee: Five Words for the Men of Libya

A few weeks ago I found myself in Tripoli at the invitation of Ara Pacis and the Libyan Initiative. During that visit I was asked to lead several conversations on youth and women. I assumed – given the number of times girls and boys were seen protesting – that both boys and girls would fill…

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Uganda: Domestic Violence Cases Soar

Female judges are concerned about the increasing cases of domestic violence despite the existence of the law to support prosecution of such cases. The judges under the National Association of Women Judges-Uganda (NAWJU) blamed the escalating cases of gender-based domestic violence on limited knowledge of the law key players for example, judges, lawyers, victims and…

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Uganda: Top Manufacturers to Get Kacita Awards

Kampala — Manufacturers who have excelled in producing quality products will be recognized and be presented with awards recognising their performance during the past year. The awards that were started four years ago, were introduced by the Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) to promote quality goods and service delivery for the consumer. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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First Made-in-Nigeria Motorcycle

The executive vice-chairman of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Dr Mohammed Sani Haruna, unveiled the first “100 per cent” made-in-Nigeria motorcycle named “NASENI M1”. It was conceived, designed and manufactured using local materials by Nigerian engineers. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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The Girl Who Couldn’t Herd Goats Now Saves Lives

NAIROBI , Jun 11 2013 (IPS) – When she was nine years old, Jane Meriwas, a Samburu from the Kipsing Plains in Kenya’s Rift Valley region, was considered of no use by her father. After all, nine of his goats had been eaten by hyenas under her watch. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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‘We Want Peace. We’re Tired of War’

Julienne Lusenge spoke to Jennifer Allsopp at the Nobel Women’s Initiative conference in Belfast about her work as a women’s human rights defender in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).JA: Julienne, could you begin by introducing yourself and telling us a bit about your work and the context in which you operate? Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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