Africa: ‘It’s the Turn of the African Woman’

Cape Town — Toyin Ojora-Saraki, founder and president of theWellbeing Foundation Africa, a maternal, newborn and child health and empowerment organization, has dedicated more than 20 years to transforming the lives of women and children through advocacy and action. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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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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Akili Dada: Investing in Young African Women Leading Change on the Continent

Founded in 2005 by the award-winning Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Akili Dada, a Kenya-based leadership incubator, seeks to empower the next generation of African women leaders. At its core, Akili Dada opens up life transforming opportunities for academically gifted girls and young women from resource poor backgrounds. Akili Dada supports its Scholars to complete their secondary…

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Three Generations, One Roof: Celebrating African Mothers

It’s almost Mother’s Day! I had set a reminder for myself because things had gotten busy. Plus this year, I’m not in the mega super-size me world of Hallmark holidays. My sister, Rufaro Gwarada, saved the day by asking me to write this piece for AS4A. I must say, I’ve got my reminder with this…

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Celebrating African Mothers!

Often, any mention of motherhood in Africa by mainstream media points to the fact that Africa has the sad distinction  of being the region where the most women die during childbirth or due to complications from childbirth every year. This is obviously unacceptable and requires sustained resources and efforts to ensure that Africa’s mothers, their…

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Dr. Joanna Nkosi on the Anniversary of Africa Speaks 4 Africa

It has been a real pleasure to watch the evolution of the idea of an online space for African dialogue and discourse from a concept nearly three years ago to a robust reality as an “online magazine”! The idea emerged from the symposium on International Humanitarian Interventions in Africa held in Addis Ababa in September…

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