Nigerian Businesswoman and Philanthropist, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, has through her female empowerment platform, Flourish Africa, announced the launch of a N1bn facility to fund and promote businesses owned by women in Africa.
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…
Zimbabwe’s Gender Commission has declared that the inclusion of women in the mining sector value chain hinges on legal reforms to promote decent work, equality, and gender mainstreaming; hence, the need to reform the system according to ZGC Commissioner, Naome Chimbetete, who called for progressive reforms to promote equal opportunities for participation.
“The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.”
Liberia’s Vice President, Jewel Howard-Taylor, has in collaboration with partners broken grounds for the construction of a Safe Home facility and Girls Training Center in Monrovia. This is coming at the same time as the Office of the Vice President is also collaborating with the YWCA for the construction of the two facilities on the institution’s compound in Congo Town, Monrovia.
The Head of the National Council for Women in Egypt, Maya Morsi, has appreciated President Abdel Fattah El Sisi for the role he plays towards the continued support of women in the country.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have approved a loan of $50 million to Nigeria’s First City Monument Bank (FCMB) to channel to local enterprises and women-empowered businesses in the agribusiness, manufacturing, healthcare and renewable energy sectors.