Zimbabwe: Women Debunking the Myth of ‘Merit’

In preparation for Zimbabwe’s forthcoming general election, the use of quotas to increase women’s occupation of political office remains one of the most effective tools for countering the patriarchal barrier to women of ‘merit’, says opposition MP Jessie Fungayi Majome. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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The Big Question: What Role Should Technology Play in Africa’s Development?

Technology is the touchstone of development. Acquiring advanced technologies helped boot-strap China and India out of the economic doldrums in a generation. Across Europe and North America, it’s maintained the West’s economic, social, cultural, political, and military leadership. Yet for decades, Africa was perceived as having been left behind. Now, as mobile technology spreads across…

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The Egyptian Opposition: From Protestors to Revolutionaries? Maha Abdelrahman

The failure to translate the momentum of the heady days of the January 2011 protests in Egypt into an effective revolutionary force is closely related to the organisational forms adopted by oppositional movements. This poses broader questions for social movements worldwide, argues Maha Abdelrahman Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Yareka Mhango, Zambian-born and L.A. based founder of the Anakazi Center

As we launch the Women’s Voices section of AfricaSpeaks4Africa, we’re excited by the opportunity to raise the voices and profiles of African women and African women’s organizations that are leaders in different spheres on the Continent and in the diaspora. For our first feature, we interviewed Yareka Mhango, Zambian-born and Los-Angeles based founder of Anakazi Center for…

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Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change

On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in a packed West Philadelphia artist/community Wondering how her child is faring, a mother shares her worries and her longing to hold her daughter once more. “For me, explained Gayflor,“it’s the same as during the war, when people didn’t know where their children were. I was separated from my two-year-old…

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Employment Rates are not included in GDP: The View from Zambia, Robert Sichinga

Zambia has and continues to exhibit impressive economic growth. It is predicted that Zambia could experience 7% GDP growth for 2013. The global standard of measuring the “health” of an economy is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and according to this measure, Zambia has been doing quite well. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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