Our WCW today is an activist from Zimbabwe. Talent Jumo describes herself as a dynamic and passionate feminist activist. She is the founder and Director of Katswe Sistahood, a young women’s organisation based in Harare, Zimbabwe. She has more than 13 years experience working on women and health programmes, particularly on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), HIV and AIDS.
A leading Sudanese women’s rights activist Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim has passed away at he age of 84. Fatima was the first female elected parliamentarian in Sudan. May she Rest in Power.
Today at TIA we commemorate #WorldPopulationDay and ask the question many don’t get to ask, is it time for guys to take on the burden of birth control? There is no doubt about the fact that it takes two to tango, but when the two tango, why is the burden of birth control only left to one?
What can black hair do? Ivorian hair artist Laetitia answered this question perfectly when she had series of photos of her hair in different interesting shapes. The hair artist explained in her Facebook post that the images are real and not photoshopped, as some would have assumed. Take a look as the fascinating images.
Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) cargo train started operations on Tuesday, effectively cutting down the cost of transporting goods from Mombasa, and reducing time it gets to the destination. The new Chinese-built route aimed at cementing Kenya’s position as the gateway to East Africa was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Port Reitz in Mombasa. The inaugural train boarded by President Uhuru Kenyatta was driven by two young Kenyan women who are part of team.
Malawi has re-written its aviation history this week when the country witnessed its first all female flight deck crew flying Malawian Airlines flight from Blantyre to Dar-es-Salaam. The company’s maiden all-women operated and supported flight is being celebrated across the continent.
In 2011, Proscovia Nalweyiso became the first female Brigadier General in Uganda, a noteworthy achievement, which was celebrated across the continent. Fast-forward to 2017, the country has recorded another remarkable milestone, the promotion of Brig Nalweyiso to the rank of Major General. With the appointment, Nalweyiso becomes the country’s first female Major General, and one of the few women across the continent to hold such a powerful military position. We applaud and congratulate Maj Gen Nalweyiso on the historic achievement.
Last year, 19 year-old Besa Mumba, became Zambia’s youngest commercial pilot, an achievement which was widely celebrated across the continent. Fast-forward six months, Zambia is celebrating yet another remarkable accomplishment, as 24-year-old Second Lieutenant Thokozile Muwamba becomes the country’s first female fighter pilot. We applaud Lt Muwamba’s historic achievement.
Witwatersrand University (Wits) student Nyeleti Nokwazi Nkwinika, who is deaf and uses South African Sign Language as her first language, has recorded a remarkable first, graduating with a Master of Arts (MA) degree by dissertation in South African Sign Language (SASL) using filmed SASL as the language to report on her research. Nkwinika is the first person (Deaf or hearing) to receive a Master’s from the SASL Department and the first Wits graduate to use a marginalised language (SASL) to report on her research. Congratulations on the remarkable accomplishement.