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GAMBIA: Women Journalists Urged to Hold On to the Profession
Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Source: The point
Media practitioners at the WAJA training workshop last Wednesday called on female journalists to hold on to the profession, despite challenges they face.

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ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia Puts Spotlight On Women's Right to Land
Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Source: Ethiopian Radio & Television Agency
The Governments of Ethiopia and Finland, together with UN Women, organized a High-Level Ministerial Meeting on "Women's Right to Land - the Development Impact" in New York on Tuesday.

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KENYA: Nurse's Death Sentence Reignites Abortion Debate In Kenya
Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Source: The Guardian
Nairobi's high court convicted Jackson Namunya Tali of helping a Kenyan woman to obtain an abortion illegally, which led to her death. IQ4News reports

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SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa's War on Women
Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Source: The New York Times
Two years ago, when Jyoti Pandey, a 23-year-old Indian physiotherapy intern, was gang-raped and fatally beaten by six men on a bus in New Delhi, there was a moment of soul searching among South Africans.

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TUNISIA: 47% Of Candidates In Legislative Elections Are Women, 12% Among Them Are Heads Of List
Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Source: Tunis Afrique Presse
"47% candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections are women with only nearly 12% are heads of list," Secretary of State for Women and Family Affairs Neila Chaabane said Monday.

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MAURITANIA: Mauritania Eyes Top Position In International Telecommunication Union; Presents Fatimetou Mohamed-Saleck As Candidate
Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Source: Zawya
Nouakchott - Dr. Fatimetou Mohamed-Saleck, a key contributor to ICT (Information Communication Technologies) development in developing countries and Mauritania, with her prior experience with International Telecommunication Union, and a professional background in Information Technology, will contest the election for the post of Deputy Secretary-General (ITU). Mauritania has declared its intent to participate in the upcoming top-management elections of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which, through its Plenipotentiary Conference 2014, will elect its next Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General.

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GHANA: National Dialogue To Enlighten Women Launch
Monday, 29 September 2014

Source: Spy Ghana

Ms Comfort Agyemfra of Dynamic Women Organisation, an NGO, on Friday asked women to refuse dependency on their male counterparts and rather enter into self-sustaining entrepreneurship and skills training that would earn them jobs.

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ZAMBIA: Zambia Committed To Strengthening Health Systems: Kabanshi
Thursday, 25 September 2014

Source: Lusaka Voice
Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health, Emerine Kabanshi says Zambia remains committed to strengthening the her health systems so as to provide universal access to sexual and reproductive health services in order to save lives.

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SOUTH AFRICA: SA's Minister For Social Development On Sexual Rights And Reproductive Justice
Thursday, 25 September 2014

Source: Sogi News
Address by South Africa’s Minister for Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, MP, on the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly on the commission on population and development on harnessing the demographic dividend and ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health in Africa, at the UN Headquarters in New York.

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AFRICA: UNESCO Plans To Encourage Women In 2015 Elections
Thursday, 25 September 2014

Source: Punch
Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has developed a curriculum targeted at encouraging women at all levels to equip them to actively in the participation of women in politics and key gender-related positions.

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