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AFRICA: The More Women Cry, The Greater The Poverty That Besets Africa
Monday, 18 January 2016

Source: Daily News
The report dubbed, "Women, Business and the Law 2016," shows that in sub-Saharan Africa, women are still lagging behind in economic empowerment despite efforts by governments to formulate legal reforms to seal the ever-widening gender gap across various sectors of our economies.

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NIGERIA: Chibok Girls Kidnap: Nigerian President Orders New Investigation
Monday, 18 January 2016

Source: BBC News
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a new investigation into the kidnap of about 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok by the Islamist Boko Haram group in April 2014.

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MALAWI: Girl Education Responsibility For All
Monday, 18 January 2016

Source: MANA Online
Future African Leader 2015 award winner, Rose Sakala Tuesday asked Government and well wishers to take key responsibility to educate girl child.

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ZIMBABWE: Expedite Realignment Of Family Laws
Monday, 18 January 2016

Source:The Herald, Zimbabwe
Government must expedite the realignment of family laws in the first quarter of this year to ensure the rights of women and children enshrined in the Constitution are protected, a Government minister has said.

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TANZANIA: 'Land Loans' Offer Tanzanian Women Entrepreneurs Chance To Grow
Monday, 18 January 2016

Source: Thomas Reuters
Mshindi Mayenga, a hairdresser in the Tanzanian capital, had a vision to expand her business. She wanted to transform her small salon from a dilapidated rented room into a larger 'main street' enterprise, but every time she applied for a bank loan her request was turned down.

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GAMBIA: Gambia's President Jammeh Lifts Ban On Uncovered Hair
Sunday, 17 January 2016

Source: BBC Africa
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has scrapped a decree which ordered female government employees to cover their hair at work.

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AFRICA: Africa: Joint Statement On The Marketing Of Breastmilk Substitutes
Sunday, 17 January 2016

Source: AllAfrica
Joint Statement from Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative and Save the Children on today's Accesss to Nutrition Index report on the marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes

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NIGERIA: Nigeria: NIMR Boss Warns Women That Abortion Is Incomplete Until Evacuation Is Done
Sunday, 17 January 2016

Source: AllAfrica
Prof. Innocent Ujah, Director-General, National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), says there is no complete abortion without the evacuation of the womb.

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GAMBIA: Gambia: Today Is Women Football Super Cup Final
Sunday, 17 January 2016

Source: All Africa
The national women football league will get underway next week. Both the first and second division leagues, according to The Gambia Football Federation will kick start on Friday January 22.

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KENYA: Kenya: Rural Women Approve Of Abuse
Sunday, 17 January 2016

Source: AllAfrica
At least four in 10 women in Kenya believe a man is justified in beating up his wife if she neglects their children.

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