The number of digitally influenced consumers and online patronizers has surged rapidly in recent years, reaching over 260 million to 280 million for the former and 210 million to 230 million for the latter. Statista Research Department expects these figures to increase by 2.5 times over the next decade, followed by nearly six-fold growth in online retail spending.
Unfortunately, in all their diversity, African women are still frequently viewed as “mere” voters who are “unsuitable” to lead key political processes regarding political participation. African politics has been portrayed as a male-dominated and male-oriented endeavour, even though women play a crucial role in campaign agenda-setting and mass mobilisation.
The Executive Director of the United Nations Women, Sima Bahous, has told world leaders that the 1.5-degree Celsius goal or any other goal cannot be met without gender equality and the total contribution of women and girls.
Growing a business is no small task. There is no successful business that was built in a day. Every successful business is a product of lots of planning and investments. It is one thing to start a business and another to ensure it grows and meets the target. Hence, the need to upscale your business cannot be overemphasized.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will make a new push to boost women’s representation on companies’ boards, trying to unblock legislation for a women’s quota that has been stuck since 2012.
The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare for Mozambique, Nyeleti Mondlane, has announced the country’s continual progress in promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
The African Ministers’ Council on Water, AMCOW, has recognised Sierra Leone’s First Lady, Her Excellency Fatima Maada Bio, as African Champion of Sanitation and Hygiene, the third prominent person to be honoured after Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.