A plan to empower and increase women participation in the agriculture sector is underway in Zimbabwe, as the nation gears towards achieving an upper-middle-income economy by 2030.
An innovator from Zimbabwe, Angela Kumirai, has received international acclaim and recognition featuring as one of the top 25 finalists in the Ozy Genius Awards (OGAs), to implement a social impact idea, from a wholesome number of 10,000 university students worldwide.
By Walcott Aganu
Listening to the heart sounds of an unborn baby upon a visit to the doctor’s office is one of the most magical moments for parents to be. What if you could do that in the comfort of your home? What if you could avoid anxious phone calls or hospital visits by having a digital device at hand? The HeraBEAT fetal heart monitor promises peace of mind for both the expecting mother and her family.
The African Development Bank’s Fashionomics Africa initiative has named a women-led Kenya shoe design house as the winner of its competition to support producers of sustainable fashion.
By Walcott Aganu
It is often said that most time we get the hair damage we deserve. We all know that flattening hair with an iron; forcing it to go against its very nature isn’t very healthy. Yet we continue to accept that it’s a small price to pay for a good hair day. That’s what makes the Dyson Corrale hair straightener unique – the wireless straightener elevates styling results while reducing heat damage to hair by half.
Three weeks ago, Namibia’s Deputy Minister of Information, Emma Theofelus, tabled a motion that tax on sanitary products should be removed or at least be reduced to three percent. “I ask that this matter be referred to the relevant standing committee and for the finance ministry to consider bringing an amendment to the tax laws relevant to this motion,” she said.
Microsoft and Tech4Dev have partnered to equip women and girls in Africa with technology skills.