Sub Saharan Africa

55 results found
Use CTRL key or SHIFT key to select more than one option
A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A | A

Pages

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sierra Leone: Activists denounce low female showing in S.Leone parliament
Sierra Leone gender activists on Monday bemoaned the low representation of women in the country’s parliament after recent general elections, saying it has steadily decreased. “The blame should be laid on the doorstep of political parties,” said...
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sierra Leone: Proud Female MPs Assure Sierra Leone Women
Prior to their official inauguration slated for tomorrow Friday 7th December 2012, three newly elected and endorsed Members of Parliament, Hon. Mabinty Funna of Constituency 65 Tonkolili District, Hon. Mabinty Kadijah Sillah of Constituency 28...
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Sudan: Women's Federation Delivers Memorandum to Parliament on Violence against Women
General Federation of Sudanese Women said it has immovable trust in the government and its institutions especially the highest legislative and monitoring power, the parliament.The federation delivered a memorandum to the parliament regarding...
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Somalia: Tough Foreign Policy Challenges for Somalia’s “Iron Lady”
As little-known politician Fauzia Yusuf Haji Adan was sworn in as Somalia’s first female foreign minister and deputy prime minister on Monday Nov. 19, the stateswoman who hails from the unrecognised, self-proclaimed republic of Somaliland is tipped...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Swaziland: SADC’s women parliamentary caucus to visit SD
SADC’s women parliamentary caucus will visit Swaziland from the today to Thursday to lobby on issues of women empowerment.The caucus, also referred to as the Regional Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (RWPC), is led by Beauty Dlulane, an MP and also the...
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Sierra Leone: Number of women in Sierra Leone vote seen as test of stability
The elections are seen as a test of stability 10 years after its civil war, with no women standing for president despite a push to register more female candidates. "All presidential candidates nominated by nine out of the 10 officially recognised...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
South Africa: ‘I go as a servant of Africa’
Parliament on Wednesday paid a fond farewell and tribute to Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma as she heads for Addis Ababa to chair the African Union commission. President Jacob Zuma led praise for one of the country's longest-serving...
Monday, September 10, 2012
Somaliland: Lawmakers oppose parliament quota for women and minorities
Advocacy groups for women and minorities in Somaliland have raised concerns about their political role in government after members of the lower house voted down a provision that would have established a quota for their representation in parliament...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
South Africa: DA Will Fight Against 50-50 Gender Quotas
The DA will not accept amendments to the Electoral Act to provide for party gender quotas. This would be as constitutionally problematic as basing representation in Parliament on race or any other demographic variable. The DA thoroughly rejects the...
Monday, September 03, 2012
Somaliland: Legislators Deny Women and Minorities Access to Political Power
Women and minority clans will not have the opportunity to access political seats through nomination. Members of Parliament's lower house of representative have voted against allocating women and members of minority clans parliamentary and local...
Monday, September 03, 2012
South Africa: Dlamini-Zuma bemoans lack of gender transformation
he struggle for women's empowerment, is not a new battle.  This is what Home Affairs Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told dignitaries last night's Women's Parliament gala dinner. She said women in Parliament play a special role in making sure...
Monday, September 03, 2012
South Africa: Minister Ebrahim Patel's Address to the Women's Parliament
The Minister of Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel, has called for the increased participation of women in the mainstream economy. Speaking at the Women's Parliament in Cape Town today, Minister Patel said while the country's gender policies...
Monday, August 27, 2012
Somalia: Marginalising women in Somali politics
Somalia has recently selected its parliament on Somali soil for the first time since the civil war of the late 1980s. This is a significant achievement since regional power brokers such as Ethiopia and Kenya, with the financial and logistical...
Monday, August 20, 2012
Somalia: Two Women Running For President
Two women are running for president: Amal Abdi Ibrahim and Asha Ahmed Abdalla. In announcing her candidature, Asha Ahmed Abdalla, a member of parliament, accused the current government of favouring corruption and intimidation in the parliament. This...
Friday, August 17, 2012
Somalia: Women fight for parliament seats
Women from the civil society and political activists are demanding for their 30 percent quota as the deadline to the formation of a new government draws near. A new 275 member parliament is set to be formed and concerns are growing among Somali...
Monday, August 13, 2012
South Africa: When SA Women Spoke Truth to Power
South Africa’s gender parity laws have seen women rise to positions of power in the state, the private sector and civil society. On National Women’s Day, there was much talk of increasing women’s rights, strengthening measures to deal with violence...
Monday, August 06, 2012
South Africa: Mokonyane: Women suffer in political wars
South African women and children are the ones who suffer the most when political parties engage in "civil wars", Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane said on Friday. "All these men who are leaders of the African countries must understand that when they...
Monday, August 06, 2012
Senegal: Breakthrough for Women in Lower House
A record number of women were sworn in as legislators as Senegal's new parliament was inaugurated on Monday. Sixty-four women now have seats in this West African country's 150-member National Assembly, thanks to a law on gender parity. But the...

Pages