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Sierra Leone: Women Bringing Solar Power

By Meena Bhandari

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, Sept 4, 2011 (GGDN) - A group of 12 women from villages in Sierra Leone is in the frontline of a battle to bring solar-powered electricity to rural communities. No small feat, given that rural Sierra Leone is not connected to power.

Read more... Sunday, 04 September 2011 20:59
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Time to Elect a Female Ghanaian Leader

NARawlingsBy Kester Kenn Klomegah***

MOSCOW, July 2, 2011 (Buziness Africa) – Experts on Gender Equality and Democracy have unreservedly supported Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, the founder of the 31st December Women's Movement and now the increasingly popular presidential female candidate for the next 2012 elections, to raise Ghana further on the global stage for promoting democracy and women's status.


Read more... Saturday, 02 July 2011 14:05
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Africa: Businesswomen Draw Up Plan of Action

MAPUTO, Mozambique, May 30, 2011 (Buziness Africa) - African business women drew up a plan of action in Maputo intended to overcome the barriers they face in the world of business.

Read more... Monday, 30 May 2011 14:23
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IFC Commemorates IWD with Women in Business

By Rachel Horner

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, March 24, 2011 (Concord Times) — The International Finance Cooperation (IFC) yesterday held an International Women's Day (IWD) lunch for women in business at Country Lodge in Freetown.

Read more... Thursday, 24 March 2011 13:31
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Botswana Parliament's Speaker a Well-Loved Woman

By Ziggy Mogopodi
GABORONE, March 11, 2011 (IPS) -
It would have been hard for a teenaged Margaret Nnananyana Nasha to imagine that she would grow up to become one of the most powerful figures in Botswana's government.

Read more... Saturday, 12 March 2011 10:27
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By Masato Masato

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, March 4, 2011 (Tanzania Daily News) - THE government launched the Tanzania Women's Bank (TWB) in July, 2009, essentially to support capital starved women in their entrepreneurship projects. But, in just one and a half years on the road, the young bank is struggling to cope with the overwhelming demand for its services, according to the bank's Managing Director Margareth Chacha, in an interview with staff writer Masato Masato.

Read more... Friday, 04 March 2011 10:45

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