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INTERNATIONAL: How to Move from Words to Action on Girls' Rights
Monday, 20 October 2014

Source: Devex
Girls are capable of great things. When they are healthy and educated, they can transform the world around them. But girls are also regularly denied the opportunity to fulfill their potential, hemmed in by the realities of poverty and rampant inequality.

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INTERNATIONAL: 'We Need a Bold, Scandalous Feminism'
Monday, 20 October 2014

Source: The Guardian
Open any newspaper and violence towards women seems to be increasing by the day. It is time to confront the darkest impulses of the human heart.

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ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe's Family Planning Dilemma
Saturday, 18 October 2014

Source: IBS News
Pregnant at 15, Samantha Yakubu* is in a fix. The 16-year-old boy she claims was responsible for her pregnancy has refused to accept her version of events, insisting that he was "not the only one who slept with her".

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NIGERIA: House Of Reps Postpone Debate On Women Discrimination Bill
Saturday, 18 October 2014

Source: Daily Times NG
The House of Representatives on Thursday deferred consideration of a proposed legislation seeking to enforce certain provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women.

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AFRICA: Six African Entrepreneurs Shortlisted For UNCTAD’s Women In Business Award
Saturday, 18 October 2014

Source: Ventures
Six African women have joined the group of final contenders vying for the Empretec Women in Business Awards, organised by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD).

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TANZANIA: Two Women Hacked To Death In Tanzania
Saturday, 18 October 2014

Source: iol News
Arusha, Tanzania - Two Tanzanian women were hacked to death by men who accused them of casting spells that made them sexually impotent, police said on Friday, in the latest killings of alleged "witches".

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AFRICA: Unleashing Africa’s Girl Power
Saturday, 18 October 2014

Source: Project Syndicate
MAPUTO – Sub-Saharan Africa's economies have boomed in recent years. But the headline figures often mask longer-term problems – not least, an over-reliance on natural resources and chronic inequalities. Inclusive, sustainable growth is achievable, but only by tapping the continent's greatest reserve of energy and creativity: African women and girls.

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AFRICA: AfDB Marks World Food Day Focusing On Role Of Women And Youth In Agriculture
Saturday, 18 October 2014

Source: African Development Bank Group
The African Development Bank Group joined the international community in celebrating the World Food Day in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, on Thursday, October 16 on the theme, "Investing in Women and Youth is Key to Feeding Africa."

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NIGERIA: Nigeria And Boko Haram 'Agree Ceasefire'
Friday, 17 October 2014

Source:BBC News
Nigeria's military says it has agreed a truce with Islamist militant group Boko Haram - and says the schoolgirls the group has abducted will be released.

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ZIMBABWE: Is Zimbabwe Ready For A Female President?
Friday, 17 October 2014

Source: Nehanda Radio
As we inch towards the 2018 elections, the country looks poised to seeing some women names on the ballot as candidates for the country's highest office — the presidency — in an apparent wave of the feminisation of political leadership.

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