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Chiney Ogwumike joins ESPN to co-host SportsCenter across Africa

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike has joined ESPN as the co-host of the African edition of SportsCenter. Ogwumike, the 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year, will join co-host Phil Murphy on the show that will be broadcast across 19 sub-Saharan countries. “I am thrilled to be joining ESPN to host this unique edition of SportsCenter dedicated to sports fans across Africa,” said Ogwumike. “This is a wonderful opportunity to combine who I am and what I am passionate about. As a Nigerian-American professional women’s basketball player, and now SportsCenter co-host,…

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7 ways that women are oppressed without knowing it

I will live but that is all that I will do for patriarchy, is my conscientious feminist motto. It is not always an easy task for women, however, because society constantly tries to diminish feminist consciousness by encouraging women to redefine rather than, remove, oppression. For instance, rather than embolden legal action against rape, women are encouraged to alter their behaviour to avoid being raped. This is an example of the more obvious ways in which male supremacy oppresses women. However, some of the ways that it operates are not as easily perceived. Here are seven examples….

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Former Rwanda Captain, Olivier Karekezi says Football is Helping Heal Genocide Wounds

Football transcends barriers and borders. It’s the sport everyone understands regardless of their tribe or race. Former Rwanda captain, Olivier Karekezi, has admitted that football has helped heal wounds in Rwanda in the wake of the Genocide against Tutsis 23-years ago. The unfortunate incident remains the darkest period in the history of the landlocked country after thousands of lives were lost, but football which remains the most popular sport has served one of the major tools to heal wounds and unite the country. Karekezi has said that football has been…

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On Patriarchy and Diminished Feminism in Africa

Let’s get a little emotional today shall we? Let’s talk about Patriarchy, the woman’s role in the household and how it affects generations yet unborn. I’ll pick my country and use as a case study. In Nigeria, as much as we are trying to break out of the chains of Patriarchy and have succeeded a little bit, women are to be seen and not heard in the household. The role is already defined even from birth.. the girl child is told to clean, cook, wash and serve while the man…

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Top 10 African Cities to Find Your Dream Man

There is nothing good to a lady as a man with impressive looks as well as meeting other necessary qualities. While it is difficult to put all things in one, some African cities have men with compelling qualities every woman would swoon over. Here is a list of top 10 African cities where you will get your dream man. Kisumu, Kenya BuzzKenya The modern Kenyan Luo man is truly an amazing man. Being the lakeside city, you may think that men are fishermen. Granted, a few engage in fishing to…

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New African Woman Awards 2017 winners announced

DAKAR,Senegal, 13 April 2017,  The fearless Gambian human rights activist won New African Woman magazine’s Woman of the Year Award at the Award ceremony that took place in Dakar last night. Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajan was instrumental in galvanising the opposition that eventually beat long-term now exiled leader Yahya Jammeh. Held at a glitzy Gala Dinner at the Terrou-Bi hotel in the Senegalese capital Dakar on 12 April and the Awards, now in their second edition, recognise, celebrate and honour African women who have made exceptional impact and change in their countries…

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Building hotels in Africa: Radisson owner identifies its top cities

“For some of these economies that are in a downturn right now, it is actually the right time to get into the market – at the bottom of the cycle, not the top.” So says Andrew McLachlan, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s senior vice president of business development for Africa and the Indian Ocean. The hotel operator – which owns the brands Radisson Blu and Park Inn – launched its first African hotel (a Radisson Blu in Cape Town) in 2000. It has since expanded to 29 countries on the continent. According…

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Africa’s Female Leaders: Challenging the status quo & breaking the glass ceiling

GENEVA, Switzerland, – Even though women make up a little over half of Africa’s growing population, they have had little, albeit increasing, involvement in power and strategic decision-making. As part of the African Women in Business initiative launched at this year’s Africa CEO Forum, a high-level panel of female leaders gathered to discuss barriers to women climbing the corporate ladder and solutions to tackling the gender gaps in leadership across the continent. Gender Diversity was one of the recurring themes during the panel and it was stressed that gender diversity…

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Presidents of Ghana and Senegal discuss Regional Trade and Investment at the AFRICA CEO FORUM 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland, 22 March 2017  -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Senegalese counterpart President Macky Sall, graced the Africa CEO Forum 2017 with their presence, to discuss how Africa’s sub-regions can work more closely together in a world where demands for economic nationalism and protectionism are on the rise. Switzerland’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, Johann Schneider-Ammann, gave the welcome address ahead of the panel discussion which marked the end of the 2-day event. Patrick Smith, Editor-in-chief of The Africa…

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Marriott International to Debut Aloft Hotels in Mauritius with Signing of the Brand’s First Adaptive Re-Use Project in Africa

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2017/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) (www.Marriott.com), today announced plans to launch its cutting-edge Aloft brand (www.AloftHotels.com) in the capital city of Mauritius with the signing of Aloft Mauritius Port Louis. Slated to open in early 2019, the hotel will be the brand’s first adaptive reuse project in Africa. Located in the central business district area of Port Louis, the existing 9 floor office building will transform into the city’s newest destination sensation complete with 150 spacious, loft-like rooms, accessible technology and a hip,…

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