Ensuring meaningful participation of women in the transitional government can be a first step toward achieving gender equality in a future Sudan.
Africa will be represented at the upcoming Netball World Cup by teams from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi and Uganda. For the Zimbabwe Gems, this will be their maiden appearance.
Women aged between 35 and 55, many of whom have never learned to read or write, are among those being trained as community solar engineers for a project that brings electricity to rural villages on the islands of Zanzibar.
Somalia’s first female mayor has been appointed in the city of Beledweyne in central Somalia. Safiya Hassan Sheikh Ali Jimale’s historic appointment was facilitated by Mohamed Abdi Waare, the leader of the Hirshabelle region, of which Beledweyne is the capital.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has trimmed down his Cabinet from 36 Ministers to 28 and made it gender balanced for the first time in the country’s history. He has also included younger leaders in his Cabinet, notably former ANC Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola and ANC Youth League secretary-general Njabulo Nzuza.
Sexual violence is a global phenomenon that’s been around for centuries.
Dr Tererai Trent a Zimbabwean academic will be honoured with a life-size statue in New York alongside Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, and Cate Blanchett, and others for their work fighting for gender equality. She is among 10 women named as the most inspiring women in the world.
Somali-American model Halima Aden is the newest member of the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit” edition’s cover girls and has made history as the first Muslim model to wear a hijab and burkini in the magazine. This feat affirms the beauty in modest hijabi women the world over.
The United Kingdom’s most prestigious literary prize, the Women’s Prize for Fiction, announced its 2019 longlist. The judging panel managed to whittle down the 163 entries to 16 amazing authors, three of which are Nigerian.