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Female leadership is crucial in building resilient communities

By Bolormaa Nordov OPINION- As temperatures are slowly rising, and dry weather sets in, herders in Mongolia are closely watching after the animals gave birth…

Female voices from World Cup spark sexist backlash

by AFP Female sports journalists have made history with live commentaries on games broadcast from the World Cup — only to be vilified in torrents…

Saudi women driving ban ends

By AFP – Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive from Sunday, overturning the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform that is expected…

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…

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…

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…

Study Finds Almost All Beauty Products Sold to Black Women Contain Hazardous Ingredients

A smaller share of hair and beauty products marketed to Black women scored low in potentially harmful ingredients than products aimed at the general…

Musings of Well-Travelled Women

By: EDINAH MASANGA Melissa Febos (not pictured), in her book Whip Smart: A Memoir, said, ‘New York is a miracle.’ “Back and forth from Brooklyn to…

What Africans in diaspora miss most… an identity…’We belong in the aeroplane’

by EDINAH MASANGA | Sweden “We belong in the aeroplane,” were the words of my friend from Kenya. We were sitting in a mutual friend’s…