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Elderly Black Women in S. Africa Win Property Rights in Landmark Ruling

“For black women married before 1988, the husband owned all matrimonial assets and could sell them without consulting his wife…

Female Board Representation’s Surprising Champion Is Africa

“Africa, a continent blighted by the world’s highest maternal mortality rate and scant legal protection for women, beats all other…

women were allowed to marry women in Africa in the 1700s

“One of the least spoken about cultural practices that dominated Africa remains the woman to woman marriage that functioned as…

Opportunities for African women

L’Oreal-UNESCO science fellowship is open for South African women with graduate degrees in science and engineering. The deadline for application…

Togo: 2 sorcières tombées lors d’un voyage mystique font les aveux

“C’est en pleine ville à Lomé que se déroule ce fait inédit. Tôt ce mardi, les habitants du quartier Agbalépédogan…

Call for female artists: The National Gallery of Zimbabwe

The National Gallery of Zimbabwe is inviting artworks from local female artists for the women’s exhibition “Balance for Better: Redesigning…

Ugandan Women Ask Parliament to Decriminalise Prostitution

“Human and women rights activists have appealed to Members of Parliament not to criminalise prostitution as they debate and pass…

Ghana: 230 Widows Receive Gifts From MP for Twifo Atti Morkwa

“More than 230 widows and children in the Twifo Atti Mokwa District have received pieces of clothes and other products…

Sierra Leone: Rural Women Share Experiences in Farming, Governance

“A group of women Councilors from the Eastern Region of Sierra Leone have ended a two-day learning and exchange visit…

In Northern Nigeria, Drug Abuse Remains a Problem Among Women

“In Kaduna, Habiba, a young woman on the streets of Barnawa, shared her story as she held a baby and…

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