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Malawi’s new female cabinet ministers vow to push for jobs for women

Women now hold 39% of the ministerial and deputy minister roles in the cabinet appointed by Chakwera, 65, who unseated Peter Mutharika in a re-run presidential election last month, which compared to about 20% in the previous government.

Launch of Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series

Download logoWhat does the COVID-19 disruption mean for Africa’s Fashion Industry? Opportunities and Threats for Fashionpreneurs and Investors What: Launch of Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series Who: Gender, Women & Civil Society (AHGC) When: Tuesday, 2 June 2020: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Where: Online The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) Group will launch the Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series of its flagship Fashionomics Af

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards 2020 call for nominations announced

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for AWIEF Awards 2020. This year marks the fourth edition of the highly-anticipated AWIEF Awards which serves as the premier platform to highlight achievements in women entrepreneurship across Africa. AWIEF Awards are Africa’s top honours for female founders and entrepreneurs designed to recognise and celebrate their contribution to the growth of Africa&rsqu

Coronavirus – South Africa: Western Cape Government receives donation of Footwear and Winterwear for Healthcare Workers

Download logoToday, 25 May 2020, Adidas South Africa donated over 2700 pairs of footwear and fleece tops to healthcare workers at a handover ceremony at the Bellville Health Park to be distributed to Cape Town, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Metro Health Services. Attended by Premier Alan Winde, Minister of Health, Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, The Health Foundation SA and Adidas; healthcare workers shared their experiences under this global health p

Coronavirus – Africa: We will not defeat COVID-19 without including Africa in the global response (By Winnie Byanyima and John Nkengasong)

By Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS and John Nkengasong, Director of Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention In much of the global COVID-19 conversation, Africa is barely mentioned. But the risks which the COVID-19 crisis brings are even greater in Africa than elsewhere – and those risks will be compounded if Africa is marginalized in the global response. Beating COVID-19 in Africa, in turn, is essential for beating it worldwide. African leadership and global solid

DMWA Resources endorses Equal by 30 Campaign, encouraging more women to become Players in the Energy Sector

DMWA Resources (www.DMWAResources.com), a pan-African energy marketing & investment holding, endorses the gender equity campaign, Equal by 30, which aims to encourage women in the clean energy sector to access equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities. Alongside 6 partner organisations, DMWA increases the total of signatories to 144, including 118 organisations, 13 partners and 13 governments. By having a limited workforce, companies are not drawing upon the full range of talent at

Coronavirus – South Africa: Parliament commemorates Africa Day amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Download logoParliament's Presiding Officers, led by National Assembly Speaker Ms Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Mr Amos Masondo, join the rest of the continent in celebrating Africa's special day – Africa Day This year’s marks 57 years since the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on 25 May 1963, later succeeded by the African Union (AU), and is being commemorated during this most challenging time of tackling the global outbre

Coronavirus – Africa: Heed ceasefire call, United Nations (UN) chief urges, marking Africa Day

African countries have “demonstrated commendable leadership” battling the COVID-19 pandemic, but more nations across the continent where conflict prevails, should heed the UN call for a global ceasefire to push back the deadly virus, said the Secretary-General on Monday. Marking Africa Day, António Guterres said in his message that the pandemic “threatens to derail progress” which would enable countries to reach the Sustainable Development Go
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