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INTERNATIONAL: MDG Roadmap Promises to Save Lives of 140,000 Women & 250,000 Newborns
Thursday, 10 July 2014

Source: UNFPA

As the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws near, advocates are intensifying efforts to improve maternal and newborn survival.

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NORTH AFRICA: Approaching Universal Access to Primary Education
Thursday, 10 July 2014

Source: Daily News Egypt

North African countries are approaching universal levels of access to primary education, with an enrolment rate of 99% in 2012, compared to 80% in 1990, the United Nations' 2014 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report showed.

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KENYA: Kenya Can Wipe Out FGM Once & For All
Thursday, 10 July 2014

Source: Daily Nation

In a politically charged environment, good things can easily go unnoticed. For the women's movement in Kenya, June 18, 2014 was a good day.

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ZIMBABWE: Girls Venture Into Technological Innovation
Thursday, 10 July 2014

Source: allAfrica

For 22-year-old Moselyn Muchena, a final year computer science student at the University of Zimbabwe, it seemed obvious to create a mobile application offering easy access to services in the local catering industry, largely because of the huge number of female entrepreneurs in that sector.

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RWANDA: Kagame - Women Empowerment More Than Just the Number of Women in Leadership
Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Source: The New Times
President Paul Kagame has said that women's 64 per cent representation in Rwanda's Lower House should not be seen as an end in itself with regard to women empowerment in the country.

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LIBERIA:Coming Out Soon - Report On Women's Rights to Info
Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Source: Allafrica
It has been announced that the Ministry of Gender and Development, the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism and the Women's NGO Secretariat (WONGOSOL), working with the Access to Information Project of The Carter Center, will release the study "Women and the Right of Access to Information in Liberia."

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EGYPT: Human Rights Are a Chief Concern, Al-Sisi
Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Source: Daily News Egypt
On Monday President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with Mohamed Fayek, president of the government-backed National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), to discuss ways to improve personal and political freedom in Egypt, and the state of the country's prisons.

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NIGERIA: Schoolgirls’ll Be Rescued Soon – Council Of State
Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Source: Leadership
The Council of State said yesterday that it had been assured by the military that the over 200 schoolgirls held captive by the Boko Haram sect since they were abducted on April 14 this year will regain their freedom very soon.

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GHANA: Punish Males Who Impregnate Teenage Girls - Adjoa Awindor
Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Source: GhanaWeb
The Executive Director of the Obaapa Development Foundation, Nanahemaa Adjoa Awindor, is pushing for stricter punishment of males who impregnate teenage girls.

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AFRICA: Help Women, Youth To Grow Agriculture
Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Source: The Star
At the African Union Assembly in Maputo in 2003, African heads of state were concerned that 30 per cent of Africans were severely undernourished and that the continent was the largest recipient of food aid. And they pledged to act.

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