Edinah Masanga

In China’s booming tech scene, women battle sexism and conservative values

By Cate Cadell and Adam Jourdan BEIJING/SHANGHAI  – Ms Li has a day job in the marketing department of one of China’s biggest tech firms….

UK Vogue names ‘campaigning feminist’ Meghan Markle among top influential women

LONDON – Meghan Markle was named among the 25 most influential women in Britain on Thursday, according to a list published by UK Vogue…

Living with a volcano means dealing with its goddess

By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii – During one of his daily briefings about the relentless eruptions of the Kilauea volcano recently, Hawaii County Mayor Harry…

Thousands of women with early stage breast cancer can be spared the “agony of chemotherapy”, researchers say

BBC Thousands of women with early stage breast cancer can be spared the “agony of chemotherapy”, researchers say. It follows trials of a genetic test…

Swedish girls fearing forced marriage told to hide spoon in underwear

By Emma Batha LONDON, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A Swedish city is advising girls who fear being taken abroad for forced marriage or…

Ireland votes to end abortion ban as “quiet revolution” transforms country

By Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries DUBLIN, May 26 (Reuters) – Ireland’s prime minister on Saturday hailed the culmination of “a quiet revolution” in what…

Real-life story of a young girl who gets trapped in global sex trade struggled to get funding because ‘it was too controversial’

By Serena Chaudhry LONDON, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A new film starring “Slumdog Millionaire”‘s Freida Pinto and Demi Moore, about the real-life story…

Mother found guilty of forcing daughter into marriage in landmark U.K. trial

By Emma Batha LONDON, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A mother who tricked her teenage daughter into travelling to Pakistan to marry an older…

What Meghan has taught us

By: Edinah Masanga Meghan’s transition from a divorcee ( I’m only emphasizing this because it is relevant to the story) into a Duchess of Sussex…

Meghan Markle sets off for Windsor wedding to Prince Harry

By Emma Rumney and Andrew MacAskill WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – U.S. actress Meghan Markle set off in a limousine on Saturday for her wedding to…

The politics of the headwrap – and how women are taking back its power

By: Edinah Masanga A piece of cloth tied beautifully on the head of a woman has moved from being a controversial tool used to control…

A mother’s open letter to her son: ‘It is a myth that only mothers can be good caregivers – fathers can be too’

Dear Julius, In this letter, I’d like to tell you about three life choices that I made as your mother. Planning a family Growing up in…

Why is red so powerful? Science has the answer

Why is red lipstick such a symbol of power, why does it make such a statement that women are advised to wear red -…

How can we handle being different when that is interpreted as abnormal?

By: Edinah Masanga Being different to what is considered normal by the mainstream society comes with a lot of baggage – and judgement. The baggage is…

Zambia’s youngest most accomplished female pilot honoured by country’s president

Zambia’s youngest most accomplished female pilot, Besa Mumba, was honoured with the presidential Labour Award on workers day by the country’s president Edgar Lungu. At 19…

‘I almost died’: abused Filipino women hope divorce will become legal

By Diana Mendoza MANILA, April 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Although her husband nearly killed her, Krista Dador (not pictured) cannot get a divorce as…

Women cabbies hit Nairobi’s roads as taxi-hailing apps mushroom

By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, May 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – With their manicured nails, immaculate make-up and matching handbags and stilettos, you would be forgiven…

Facebook introducing dating

By David Ingram SAN JOSE, Calif.  – Facebook Inc is entering the dating game, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday, planning a dating service…

Prince Harry & Meghan are an interracial couple but it’s not Meghan that’s lucky!

By: EDINAH MASANGA OPINION: We treat interracial marriage as a benevolent act of a white man towards a ‘lucky’ black girl and I find that…