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GAMBIA: The Gambia’s Women Demand a Seat at the Political Table
Wednesday, 09 April 2014

Source: Inter Press Agency
The countdown to the Gambia's 2016 general elections has begun with a rare move to bring together female politicians from across the divided political spectrum to ensure increased female representation.

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UGANDA: Ugandans Fight for the Right to Access Their Own Medical Records
Wednesday, 09 April 2014

Source: Inter Press Service
Dressed in a white dress with black polka dots and pink and red carnations, white knee-high socks and matching patent shoes, Babirye recently celebrated her second birthday.

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TANZANIA: Poverty Bars Women From Accessing Justice
Wednesday, 09 April 2014

Source: Tanzania Daily News
A Study in Zanzibar has proved that accessing legal remedy becomes difficult to many victims of gender violence from poor families.

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ZIMBABWE: Chinhoyi Pregnancy Scare As Contraceptives Dry
Wednesday, 09 April 2014

Source: New Zimbabwe
Thousands of women in Mashonaland West's Chinhoyi town have been left with the difficult choice of declining sex or simply risk unwanted pregnancies, amid reports of shortages on contraceptive pills during weekends.

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TANZANIA: Authorities Must Stop Women Killings in Mara
Wednesday, 09 April 2014

Source: Tanzania Daily News
Safina Kombo (75) is a woman who lives in Butiama District, Mara Region. This old lady fears for her life, because brutal killings of women in her area have become rampant to the point of forcing older women to seek refuge in safer areas.

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NIGERIA: Abuja Natives Fault FCTA's Warning to Protesting Women
Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Source: Daily Trust
Abuja natives under the aegis of Original Inhabitants Development Association of Abuja (OIDA) have faulted the Minster of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, over what they described as undemocratic behaviour and practices following his recent warning to traditional rulers against unlawful protest in the territory.

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LIBERIA: Ugandan Woman Convicted of Drug Trafficking in Liberia
Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Source: Front Page Africa
Monrovia — The fight against drugs in Liberia is taking a more serious trend with the indictment of a Ugandan woman for drug trafficking.

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UGANDA: Uganda Women Get Midwifery Equipment
Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Source: East African Business Week
Hoima — When labour pains strike, Violet Kobusingye has to endure a bumpy painful 30 kilometre ride from her village Mbaraara to Hoima Referral Hospital in Hoima town to get better medical pre and post natal care.

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RWANDA: WOW Inspires Rwanda Women
Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Source: East African Business Week
Kigali — Many Rwandan women are developing through the training acquired through Women for Women (WOW) International Organization which started operating in the country in 1997.

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NIGERIA: DFID to Sponsor 350 Female Students in Zamfara
Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Source: Leadership
The British Department for International Development (DFID), is to sponsor 350 female students from Zamfara to study various courses at the state College of Education in Maru.

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