15 African press freedom groups petition Ghanaian president over persecution of investigative journalist

The Accra-based Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and its partner press freedom organisations from across the 14 other member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have jointly implored the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, “to personally intervene in guaranteeing the safety and security” of Ghanaian investigative…

OP-ED: Gender equality is not a ‘women’s issue’ – it’s good for men too, By Julia Gillard

There are plenty of proud male feminists, but to make equality a reality we need to draw more into the conversation   Men have always played critical roles in the women’s movement. From John Stuart Mill to Fredrick Douglass, male allies have long supported the struggle for gender equality. And today there are plenty of…

Women`s Day 2019: Bridging Africa’s digital gender gap for better gender balance

The 2019 International Women`s Day (IWD) under the theme: “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate Change” calls for innovative and creative strategies for advancing gender equality as well as the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure The International Women’s Day (IWD), commemorated on the…

Women’s Day 2019: NFNV Nigeria sue for gender balance, fairness for Nigerian women

The Nigeria chapter of the New Faces New Voices (NFNV) Women in Finance Network, one of the pan-African women networks under the Graca Machel Trust (GMT), which focuses on expanding the role and influence of African women in the financial sector, has on the occasion of the 2019 International Women’s Day (March 8) called for…

INTERVIEW: “WAELE AFRICA raising the voices of African women, through economic empowerment” – Basirat Nahibi-Niasse

Basirat Nahibi-Niasse is the founder of Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Foundation in Africa (WAELE Africa), a non-profit focused on empowering African women, economically and politically as well as ensuring their participation in peace and conflict transformation across 52 countries on the continent.   Basirat Nahibi-Niasse,  founder of Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership…

2019 Nigerian elections: African CSOs call for free, credible elections

 Barely hours ahead of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria, African civic organizations under the aegis of the Africa We Want Civil Society Alliance on African Governance Architecture (AGA) and working on the project: “Mobilizing Civil Society Support for Implementation of the African Governance Architecture,” have called on the Nigerian government, political parties, the media,…

2019 elections: CRUDAN trains women on gender-based violence

Ahead of the forthcoming 2019 general elections, the faith-based NGO, Christian Rural Urban Development Association of Nigeria (CRUDAN) recently hosted a training workshop for women and men on gender-based violence (GBV), in Kano, targeted at sensitizing them on the need to vote the right candidates into various political offices, particularly candidates with plans for gender…

2019 Nigerian elections: Security agencies assure of peaceful elections

Ahead of the 2019 Nigerian general elections; Nigerian security agencies and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) dedicated to enhancing citizens’ participation and improving security governance in Nigeria have reassured that security agencies were adequately prepared to ensure hitch free elections, according to a public statement by Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN).   The public statement which…

Sustaining MNCH2’s gains of engaging traditional and religious leaders for improved maternal and child health in northern Nigeria

As the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH2) programme of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), being implemented across six states of northern Nigeria, draws to a close, there are ongoing efforts by DFID to ensure sustainability of the programme’s engagement with traditional and religious leaders in the efforts to improve the quality of…

INTERVIEW: “CAFOR will ensure young Africans’ educational skills are relevant to labor market” – Lawalley Cole

Lawalley Cole is the Executive Director of the Coalition on Media and Education for Development Africa Forum (CAFOR) committed to ensuring that education systems in Africa are relevant to looked-for skills by young Africans and correspond with what obtains in the labour market on continent Lawalley Cole speaking at the 2nd African Youth SDGs Summit…

OP-ED: EBAgroPamoja App – Africa’s first-ever wealth creation tool developed by youth through innovative volunteerism, By Richard Munang, Steffi Maingi and Gideon Kitili

“A single bracelet does not jingle” – this African proverb contextualises the key ingredients of inclusive wealth creation that Africa urgently needs – which is that wealth cannot be created through one or few sectors, but by convening complementary strengths across multiple sectors and disciplinary backgrounds towards maximising the productivity of sectors with comparative advantage….