Nthabeleng Likotsi Launches the First Female Mutual Bank in South Africa

By Miracle Nwankwo

Despite the rapid increase of unexpected players emerging in the financial services industry of South Africa, the sector is still largely dominated by men, with only very few women who have the opportunity to participate as employees and no female founder at all. However, with the emergence of Nthabeleng Likotsi – the founder of the first female mutual bank in South Africa, the narrative is about to change for women in the country.

Ethiopia: President Sahle-Worke Launches 50 Million African Women Speak Platform

Ethiopian President Her Excellency Sahle-Worke Zewde has launched the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MAWSP) platform in Addis Ababa with a call on the country’s women to embrace it and use it to grow their businesses.

Ethiopia became the thirteenth COMESA Member State to officially unveil the platform, which is an information and networking hub for women, providing them with resources to start, grow and scale up their businesses and to access financial and non-financial services.

President Samia Suluhu: The Journey of an Amazon to Tanzanian Presidency

By Alkali Amana

Miriam Defensor Santiago, the renowned Former Judge of the International Criminal Court, once said that ‘research shows that when women are empowered as political leaders, countries often experience higher standards of living with positive developments in education, infrastructure, and healthcare’, and her words may well be the future for Tanzania which recently had a change of government within its political structure to seat H.E Samia Suluhu Hassan as the current President of the country, following the demise of late President John Magufuli.