EDITORIAL

UN Women, UNFPA, UNICEF Reaffirm Commitment To Eliminate FGM By 2030

POLITICS

RIGHTS

Mali: The Mothers’ Collective Calls for Action on Violence Against Women...

Violence against women, with the consequent rape of women and girls by armed groups, has become common currency in recent times on the Sevaré-Douentza-Hombori-Gao...

17 African First Ladies Meet in Abidjan to Fight against Child...

 At the instigation of Mrs Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of Côte d'Ivoire and Chairperson of the National Committee for the Control of Trafficking, Exploitation...

ENVIRONMENT

Mali: Mrs Keïta Aïda M’BO, the Green Lady dedicated to the...

Ms Kéita Aida M'Bo, minister of the Environment, Sanitation and Sustainable Development, is more than ever committed to win the challenge of sanitation and...

Chad: A new breed of caterpillars threaten corn plantations

The presence of legionary caterpillars was reported in July 2017 in south-western Chad, but was not confirmed. A few days ago, a producer from...

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

In Tanzania, UN peacekeeping chief pays tribute to ‘blue helmets’ killed...

The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Thursday attended a ceremony in the port city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in honour of...

Morocco Celebrates National Women’s Day

The celebration of National Women's Day in Morocco provided an opportunity to assess the achievements made at the political and socio-economic level in Morocco...

Saudi Arabia : Women to Start Diriving in June 2018

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday, September 26 that women would be allowed to drive starting in June 2018. The decision ends a longstanding policy...

Syrian mother and daughter, both journalists killed in Turkey

Syrian journalists Dr. Orouba Barakat and her daughter Hala Barakat were murdered in their Istanbul apartment on the night of Thursday and Friday September...

HEALTH

Sierra Leone: President Bio Declares Sexual Violence A National Emergency

Declaring rape and other forms of sexual violence a national emergency, the Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio has called for life...

WHO: Women are key in Ebola response

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), local women in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have taken a leadership role...

Mali, The Gambia and Mauritania have highest worldwide prevalence rate of...

UN Reports indicate that three West African countries – Mali (73 %), Gambia (56%) and Mauritania (54%) have the highest prevalence of Female Genital...

ECONOMY

Launch of the Chad Without Hunger Campaign

An advocacy campaign for rural women was launched on Friday, October 6 2017 at the Chad Women's House. The ceremony was chaired by the...

Mali: Launch of the “Sustainable Shea Value Chain Initiative” Program for...

Reducing extreme poverty, empowering women and improving food security in shea areas is the goal of the "Sustainable Shea Value Chain Initiative". The program...

The Female Brain Responds More to Generosity

According to researchers at the University of Zurich, generosity causes a reaction in the brain of women while men are more sensitive to selfishness. Men...

EDUCATION

Better Education for Africa’s Rise II project officially launched

UNESCO has officially launched the second phase of the UNESCO-Korea Funds-in-Trust (KFIT) project Better Education for Africa’s Rise project (BEAR II) which over the next four...

Girls’ Education: Of the ten least-rated countries in the world, nine...

On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl, celebrated on 11 October, the NGO ONE published a report calling the attention of...

World Teachers’ Day October 5 2017: Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers!

World Teachers’ Day, October 5is a UNESCO initiative celebrated worldwide. It aims to highlight the contribution teachers make to society. This year's slogan is ‘Teaching...

SOCIETY

MY INTERNAL STRUGGLES WITH DEMOCRACY

I struggle daily to understand the term democracy and to live up to its principles.  I believe in the concept but I question myself...

SECURITY

Burkina Faso: At least one dead in Bobo Dioulasso ammunition depot...

According to several security sources, one person was killed in the explosion of an ammunition bunker on Monday October 2 in Bobo-Dioulasso, western Burkina...

ARTS AND CULTURE

Mali: Women Puppeteers Trained for the First Time

 In Mali, a training of puppeteers has been opened for women from all over West Africa to learn how to create their puppets and...

Côte d’Ivoire honored at the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival

Guest of honor at the tenth edition of Angoulême's Francophone Film Festival, which officially started on Tuesday, August 22, Ivorian First Lady Dominique Ouattara...

SPORTS

Women’s 2018 Qualifying: Burkina Faces Gambia in Preliminary Round

The Ladies Stallions of Burkina Faso now know their opponents in the African Cup of Nations (CAN) 2018 qualifiers. It is the Gambia. The match...

BibianaSteinhaus becomes the first woman referee in a major European championship

The 38-year-old German has become the first woman to referee a first division meeting of a European professional championship. Germany's BibianaSteinhaus started the Bundesliga Hertha...

RELAX

Femoral neck Toto tells his father - Dad, I had zero because I did not know where the neck of the femur is! Father - You have to...

Jokes

The master asks Digbeu: "2 - 1 = how much? ". Digbeu answers: "2". Very furious and curious, the master asks the question differently:...

OPINION

The World Needs Motherhood

Like our two eyes, men and women are equal. Could one ever say that the left eye is more important than the right? Or...

WEATHER