Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created gender equity in Africa’s second most-populous nation by appointing a new Cabinet that is half female. The new Cabinet has less ministerial positions and more women in top security posts. Aisha Mohammed will be in charge of defence – the first woman to hold that position.
One would expect the increasing violence against women on the continent to signal the oppressed to band together and stand up for their protection and rights. Feminism could be the banner under which this can be achieved, but many high-profile Nigerian women harshly reject it.
Soham El Wardini, former deputy mayor of Dakar, has taken over the position of her predecessor, Khalifa Sall, who was imprisoned in March 2017 for corruption. Wardini polled 64 votes against her opponent’s 13 votes and 11 votes for Moussa Sy and Banda Diop respectively.
Gender biases are revealed in enrolment inequalities and policies that favour male students.
Laws that prohibit women from inheriting the role of chief have been invalidated in South Africa and Namibia, but not in Lesotho. Senate Masupha is fighting for her right to wield the title hitherto held only by men.
In 84 years of its existence, South African Airways (SAA) finally made its first all female crew operated International flight between South Africa and Sao Paulo, Brazil. The flight was piloted by Captain by Jane Trembath, with co-pilots Senior First Officer Asnath Mahapa and Senior First Officer Annemari Smit.
Fraser-Moleketi was a militant youth trained in the ANC’s uMkhonto we Sizwe armed wing before she morphed into a gender-equality activist. In her current position as chancellor of Nelson Mandela University, she is committed to the principle of success through access
Wits University, one of Africa’s top five institutions of higher learning, is regularly at the forefront of progressive changes. In its drive for inclusivity, the university is now giving students the option of using the gender-neutral title “Mx” alongside the traditional titles
Uganda’s Women’s Protest Working Group is calling for support to end violence against women. The group is holding the One Million Women’s march on Saturday June 30th 2018, at Centenary Park. #WomensMarchUg Women Lives Matter: