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Africa: U.S. Foundation Supports Fistula Treatment in Africa

The Foundation - Africa news - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 06:33
[VOA]For hundreds of thousands of women in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, obstructed childbirth leads to a life of pain and, in many cases, public shame and isolation.
Categories: Africa, Filla

Africa: Education Can Help Prevent Obesity

The Foundation - Africa news - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 06:30
[VOA]In many middle and low income countries, obesity levels rise along with income. But a new study says the better educated women are -- the better their chances of avoiding obesity.
Categories: Africa, Filla

Africa: Johannesburg Leads Africa in Tweets

The Foundation - Africa news - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:40
[VOA]Johannesburg -South Africa's Johannesburg is chatty and concise. According to a new study, the city's metro area averages one geo-tagged tweet every 13 seconds, leading the African continent in Twitter usage. Using 140 characters or less, users in the metro area posted 608,387 geo-tagged tweets over a three-month span, the study found.
Categories: Africa, Filla

Africa: Illegal Trade Threatens Wildlife

The Foundation - Africa news - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:35
[MediaGlobal]Habitat loss and illegal trade are two major threats faced by wildlife, experts said during the celebration of the United Nation's first-ever World Wildlife Day. These twin threats often work together and each has the ability to threaten the well-being of humans as well as wildlife.
Categories: Africa, Filla

Africa: UN Women and Intel Aim to Connect 5 Million Women in Africa

The Foundation - Africa news - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:16
[UN Women]New York -Intel She Will Connect to reduce the gender gap, beginning with Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa
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Africa: Nigeria, Africa's Growing Economic Powerhouse

The Foundation - Africa news - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:02
[Cameroon Tribune]With a projected GDP of between $384 billion and $424 billion, the country is set to outclass South Africa.
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Africa: For Women, the Media is a Hazardous Business

The Foundation - Africa news - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 15:21
[Gender Links]Threats of violence come with the media profession, especially in conflict ridden areas. But a sneak preview of the first global survey on violence against women journalists shows that for them, danger lurks within their own workplace. The main perpetrator may be the same person expected to ensure their safety - their boss!
Categories: Africa, Filla

Africa: Sustained Funding Needed for Women's Rights

The Foundation - Africa news - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 15:02
[Gender Links]As part of the Men Care+ Programme, Sonke Gender Justice National Manager for Community Education Mobilisation, Rukia Cornelius, spoke at the UN side event at CSW58 called "Engaging boys and men to achieve gender equality."
Categories: Africa, Filla

Africa: Gender Equality Vital to Prosperity, State's Russell Says

The Foundation - Africa news - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 13:52
[State Department]Washington -Helping women around the world access decent-paying jobs would increase economic prosperity for all, says Catherine Russell, the U.S. Department of State's ambassador-at-large for global women's issues.
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Africa: UN Commission On Women Opens Annual Session, to Focus On Development

The Foundation - Africa news - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 13:01
[UN News]Women's human rights have come a long way but there is still much to do and little time to do it in, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today opening the 2014 session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which this year will focus on development, particularly education and reproductive rights.
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Africa: Amb. Power At UN Commission On Status of Women

The Foundation - Africa news - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:45
[State Department]Samantha Power
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Africa: Commonwealth Hits the Right Notes With Musical Collaboration

The Foundation - Africa news - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:30
[Commonwealth]Musicians from across the Commonwealth have been united by the work of The Commonwealth Resounds!, a charitable organisation which helps young Commonwealth musicians develop their skills and collaborate across cultures.
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Africa: African Press Review 12 March 2014

The Foundation - Africa news - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:24
[RFI]Paralysis in Kenya's education system, Ethiopia and Egypt are at loggerheads over the Nile and Ugandan lawmakers rally for President Yoweri Museveni's sole candidacy in the 2016 election lead today's headlines in African media.
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Africa: How Mothers Can Help in the Fight Against Terrorism

The Foundation - Africa news - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:22
[ISS]'We have had enough of Boko Haram.' This was the message from Nigerian women who marched peacefully in a number of cities last week to protest against the latest killings by the radical Islamist group.
Categories: Africa, Filla

Africa: Homophobia On the March

The Foundation - Africa news - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:09
[SACSIS]Some people love and desire people of the same sex. This is true everywhere and it has always been true. From Egypt, to India, Peru and Zimbabwe there is ancient art illuminating the consummation of the eternal and universal presence of homosexual desire.
Categories: Africa, Filla

Africa: In Conversation With Susan Parnell

The Foundation - Africa news - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:02
[Africa Research Institute]Ahead of the launch event for 'Africa's Urban Revolution', a new volume from Zed Books, we sat down with the book's co-editor Susan Parnell to discuss the state of the continent's cities today.
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Africa: Q&A - Achim Steiner On Science in the Post-2015 Goals

The Foundation - Africa news - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:59
[SciDev.Net]As executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner has been at the forefront of international conferences on environment and sustainable development, including the Rio+20 conference in June 2012.
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Africa: Bold UN Right to Food Report 'The Only Recipe for Hunger Eradication'

The Foundation - Africa news - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:57
[Friends of the Earth]Geneva -Friends of the Earth International commended a groundbreaking report presented today the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, which calls for the world's food systems to be radically and democratically redesigned to ensure the human right to adequate food and freedom from hunger. [1]
Categories: Africa, Filla

Africa: Sharing Data to Improve Humanitarian Aid

The Foundation - Africa news - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:55
[SciDev.Net]It can be a challenge to gather scientific evidence on the impacts of humanitarian aid, particularly in emergency conditions such as natural disasters.
Categories: Africa, Filla

Africa: Red Cross Mourns the Death of a Volunteer in the Central African Republic

The Foundation - Africa news - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:29
[IFRC]Patrick Matede, a first aid volunteer with the Central African Red Cross Society, was attacked and killed in his parents' home Sunday night, not far from where he had been instrumental in providing assistance to families left homeless by the ongoing violence.
Categories: Africa, Filla