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  • Olympic Medalist Caster Semanya Marries Longtime Love Again: Why You Should Care

    Caster Semanya marries longtime love again By Dana Sanchez, 5:26 pm

    South Africans supported Semenya overwhelmingly on social media with the hashtag #handsoffcaster during the Rio Olympics. She experienced open hostility and protests from other runners who said the race was unfair because they were competing against a man. Semenya was born without ovaries. Instead she has internal testes and testosterone levels three times higher than most women. “If I was a woman 800-meter runner right now, I’d be looking to change careers,” a sports scientist said. SA is the only African country where same-sex marriage is legal.

  • Sub-Saharan African Countries With Fewest Women In Parliament

    By Keren Mikva, 11:38 am AFKI Original

    Many African countries improved gender equity in government and the economy. Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria is not one of them. Just 7 percent of the Nigerian parliament was represented by women as of 2014. The country can only hope the next administration will bring reform to gender equity in government. These are 12 sub-Saharan African countries with the fewest women in parliament.

  • 10 Important African Films About Gender

    By Keren Mikva, 4:42 am

    Given the common violence against elderly women in the Kenyan community of Korogocho, a group takes matters into its own hands and learns self defense for protection. Jeong-One Park’s documentary, “KungFu Grandma” (2012), follows these elderly women as they empower themselves and deal with the daily violence prevalent in their community. Korogocho is one of the largest slum neighborhoods of Nairobi, and home to about 200,000 people living in 1.5-square kilometers.

  • 17 Things Women Can Do That Men Wish They Could

    By Keren Mikva, 12:10 pm

    On average, women live four years longer than men. That’s four more years for going skydiving, traveling to exotic locations, or just pinching butts in the retirement home of the hunky 80-year-olds (everybody looks hunky when you’re 95).

  • Looking Up? Bank Loans For Female African Entrepreneurs

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:34 pm

    University of Copenhagen researchers found that small, women-owned companies have the same productivity as companies owned by men, but their profit rate is lower. They concluded that there is no immediate reason to favor loans to women owners.

  • African Educators Inspire U.S. University Administrators

    By Istvon Tarrosy, 1:54 pm

    Jackson Kaguri built a free school for AIDS orphans in Uganda. The memoir of his challenges and triumphs is taught at universities around the world. Former President Jimmy Carter credited it as “an inspiring account of turning tragedy into hope for others.”

  • Going Green In Africa Equals High Rate of Return, Bank Says

    By Dana Sanchez, 10:53 pm

    For Africa in particular, favoring environmentally sustainable policies provides a high return of investment, according to African Development Bank.

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