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12 May

The Importance of Entrepreneurship in the African Space

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Economic experts have said that to form a solid stable economy there is the need to engage in entrepreneurial activities especially among developing nations. Topics along this line have formed the basis of discussion for political leaders, investors and analysts in their quest towards finding lasting solution to youth unemployment and other similar challenges threatening the stability of nation’s economy. There is no doubting the utmost importance of these activities which have been identified as a viable engagement tool for youths and women who form the bulk of untapped human resource in Africa. It is on this note that Lindi Gillespie, the Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Africa in an exclusive interview with Amazons Watch Magazine, shed some light on some of...
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12 May

Self-worth: The Key to Thriving in the Corporate World

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More women are flooding the business world in recent times with the knowledge that women can be and do whatever they choose. With this news zeal, some women have made costly mistakes while some others struggle to break even- only a few have had an almost smooth sailing journey. Although companies have begun to apply women-friendly rules in the business space, women are still faced with the obvious reality that they have to battle it out with their male counterparts in order to make their mark and as such seek methods on how to navigate these one-time male exclusive spaces successfully. Mamokete Ramathe, CEO, Mamor Capital South Africa, in an exclusive interview with Amazons Watch Magazine, has identified self-worth as a key...
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12 May

Why Women Empowerment must go beyond Handcraft

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In order to bridge the gender gaps and create an enabling avenue for women to thrive in emerging economies, it is important for already established women to lend a helping hand to other women across regions through mentorship, valuable tips, as well as different forms of empowerment. It is against this backdrop that the Amazons Watch Magazine in a recent interview with Lindy Wafula, Founder of Village Ventures International, focused on finding out the basic tenets of social enterprise. Ms. Wafula shed some light on her experiences as a social entrepreneur, the challenges she faced and how she managed to surmount those challenges. She also gave useful suggestions on how women across regions can take charge of their lives. Excerpt: In few sentences,...
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12 May

Dubai Human Rights Seeks Bail for Woman in Controversial Jail Case

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A woman who was arrested on charges of entering the UAE illegally through a border has been languishing in a Dubai jail for three years after two East European countries refused to allow her entry. The Dubai Human Rights is seeking to resolve the issue and has approached the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Brigadier Dr. Mohammed Al Murr, Director of General Department of the Human Rights of Dubai Police, said that the Dubai Human Rights is in touch with a number of consulates of these countries. The UNHCR is also currently in contact with concerned Abu Dhabi authorities to find a solution to the problem. Al Murr said in 2011, the 27-year-old entered the country on a tourist visa, using...
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