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Serena slams ‘shocking’ treatment over doping tests

by Steven GRIFFITHS Serena Williams demanded fair treatment from US doping chiefs after the former Wimbledon champion was shocked to be subjected to…

N. Zealand PM hopes for new world for daughter Neve

By AFP Auckland, New Zealand – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed her newborn daughter would be called Neve as she left an Auckland…

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…

Chinese parents-to-be seek more fertile ground abroad

by Albee ZHANG / with Sally Mairs in Bangkok The easing of China’s one-child policy was a godsend to Zhang Yinzhe and his wife…

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…

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…

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…

It’s a boy: UK’s Prince William, Kate have third child

LONDON (Reuters) – Kate, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a boy at a hospital in London on Monday, the third child…

Beyonce to donate $100,000 for scholarships at black colleges

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – On the back of wide praise for her two-hour performance at the Coachella music festival, Beyonce on Monday said she…

Winnie Mandela: South Africa’s ‘Mother of the Nation’ Who was Never First Lady

Picture: Government of South Africa Flickr. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela – doyen of South Africa’s liberation struggle and the matriarch who was dubbed ‘the mother of the…

Nomzamo from Bizana: Remembering Winnie Madikizela as a Young Woman

Picture: Government of South Africa Flickr. Within hours of Winnie Madikizela’s death debates about her life began to rage. One of the key themes that began…

Life-saving Conversation with NYU Student who Survived Anorexia Nervosa & Penned a Children’s Book

By: STAFF WRITER Bobbie-Angela Wong survived anorexia nervosa after a long battle which started as a teenager. When she emerged from this life-changing journey, she penned…

Zukiswa Wanner on the Burden of The African Passport & Her Thoughts on Self-Publishing

Zukiswa Wanner. Photo: The International Woman By: EDINAH MASANGA Acclaimed South African author Zukiswa Wanner has a new book, Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts….

Black Women’s Beauty Related Experiences

Model, file photo Black women’s experiences are diverse but one string runs through them all; having black or mixed skin means you have to deal…

Marie-Claire Launches Cameroon’s First Biodegradable Sanitary Pads

Marie-Claire Nabila Kuja, a girls empowerment champion, has launched the first 100% biodegradable pads in Cameroon. These pads, which are affordable and environmentally friendly,…

7 Exclusive Quotes From 7 Smart Women

“I would only say to women what I often tell myself: You are fine. You don’t need to justify yourself or your actions all…

New Cultural Aspects of Healthcare in The West

In our Woman of the Month interview, we interviewed Tandi Charmaine Kuwana, an Australian mental health nurse who is on a mission to create an…

‘We all hold incredible power to unleash our greatness’ – says multitalented Zim artist

by GRACE MUTANDWA | Zimbabwe As I walked into her studio cum music room, I was struck by the sheer magnificence of the life-like portraits adorning…

‘Africans may be using social media to trivialize rape’ – expert warns

by EDINAH MASANGA | Sweden The advent of social media and the rise of memes has seen increased social contagion at a more rapid pace…