Kenyan international policy and development expert Naisola Likimani has joined SheDecides. This is a movement launched in reaction to the Global Gag Rule, which banned all American NGOs active in other countries from receiving US federal funding should they provide any abortion services, information or referrals to women.
Nkosiyati is making history as the first black GQ Editor and although the double title is a bit daunting he brings with him five years of experience at GQ, having worked as the GQ deputy editor and Style editor. “I remember not seeing many people who looked like me at a senior level. That’s even more true when it comes to lifestyle and fashion titles, not just in South Africa, but worldwide,” he says.
A hearty congratulations to South Africa’s Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka who has been appointed for a second term as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) for a period of four years.
Somalia’s new president Mohamed Abdullahi was inaugurated on Wednesday, 22nd February and promised his people that he will restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warned it will take another two decades to “fix” the country’s problems, which include instability, a result of terrorism and years of conflict.
Somalia went to the polls to vote for a new president yesterday and the country has elected Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo as the new leader. A former prime minister, Farmajo won the election after two rounds of voting by members of parliament. He beat incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who conceded. Somalia remains deeply divided across clan lines, and corruption and insecurity remain its most serious concerns. The new president faces a daunting task and the transfer of power presents an opportunity to work towards peace and consolidate security.
It’s official, the South African comedian (Trevor Noah) just scored a new job to host one of the biggest late night T.V shows in the U.S television (‘The Daily Show’)
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has appointed Dr John Mangudya as the new governor of the Reserve Bank Of Zimbabwe. The former CEO of the state-linked CBZ Holdings, Mangudya takes over the central bank as the government struggles to brings stability […]