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Kenya Celebrates Ongare’s Olympic Participation

Kenya’s Sports Cabinet Secretary, Amina Mohamed, along with the National Olympic Committee of Kenya officials, has reached out to encourage and lift the spirits of eliminated Kenyan boxers, offering consolation to Christine Ongare who was part of the team. Christine Ongare’s campaign met a hitch when she lost to Irish Magno of the Philipines in a flyweight bout and Amina noted that the country remains proud of the strides the sport of boxing has taken. “It’s a wonderful journey for all of us… we are getting back into boxing. Nick and Christine are opening the door for everyone else and I’m proud of them. They have done an amazing job and everyone is talking about how hard Christine worked and how well she did” she said. Amina pledged to support Ongare’s boxing career further ‘so that she can realize her dreams, urging the team Team Kenya to stay focused on…

Kenya Ranks High in Closing Gender Gaps

Kenya has covered impressive ground in its advance to close its gender gaps within its territory despite the advent of Covid-19 and its economic effect setting back global progress to attaining gender parity by three decades, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2021 by World Economic Forum (WEF) which ranks the country as 95th, with a 0.692 score, an improvement from the previous ranking of position 109 with a 0.671 score.

Nigeria: Authorities Appoints New DG for National Center for Women Development

The Federal government has appointed a new Director-General for the National Center for Women Development (NCWD). The appointment of Dr. Asabe Vilita Bashir was announced by the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen.

Dr Asabe Bashir will assume office today as the new Director-General of the NCWD. This was disclosed in a statement made available to journalists and signed by the Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen in Abuja. Dr. Asabe Vilita Bashir graduated with a degree from the University of Maiduguri.