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Meet the Moroccan women making argan oil for the beauty industry
Meet the Moroccan women making argan oil for the beauty industry

In the arid mountains of southern Morocco, local women harvest argan oil, a natural product they have long used in cooking but which has become highly prized by the global beauty industry...

By Ahmed Eljechtimi and Abdelhak Belhaki 15 Jun 2021

The queer city: how to design more inclusive public space
The queer city: how to design more inclusive public space

Most people might not usually think of public space as being gendered, but this is how scholars of the built environment increasingly talk about it...

By Pippa Catterall and Ammar Azzouz 9 Jun 2021

Google launches a series of programmes to support small businesses in Africa
Google launches a series of programmes to support small businesses in Africa

Google has kicked off a series of programmes that will support the growth and recovery of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa's post-Covid economy...

3 Jun 2021

#AfricaMonth: The state of LGBT rights in Africa
#AfricaMonth: The state of LGBT rights in Africa

The socio-political and developmental health of a nation can be determined by the lived experiences of, and rights afforded to, the most marginalised...

By Dr Claire Westman 21 May 2021

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Nigeria is making progress with financial inclusion: here's how

In developing economies, many people are excluded in various ways from financial services.Including them is necessary for three main reasons...

By Emmanuel Mogaji 20 May 2021

New report unpacks pervasiveness of ageism, ableism in the workplace
New report unpacks pervasiveness of ageism, ableism in the workplace

According to a new report from the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC), employers need to urgently tackle ageism at work...

13 May 2021

Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers
Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

28 Apr 2021

Food Lover’s Market CEO Brian Coppin with TVMA founder Mmabatho Portia Morudi
The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiative

The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

28 Apr 2021

Coca-Cola women empowerment programme benefits millions in Africa
Coca-Cola women empowerment programme benefits millions in Africa

Coca-Cola system's 5by20 women empowerment programme has equipped 2 million women entrepreneurs in Africa...

15 Apr 2021

How women are locked out of Nigeria's construction industry
How women are locked out of Nigeria's construction industry

In spite of past initiatives in many parts of the world to increase their participation in the construction industry at all levels, women remain a minority...

By Richard Jimoh, Amina Nna Adamu, Luqman Oyekunle Oyewobi and Paul A. Bajere 12 Apr 2021

Target to spend more than $2bn with Black-owned businesses by 2025
Target to spend more than $2bn with Black-owned businesses by 2025

Target will add products from more than 500 Black-owned businesses across its multi-category assortment and increase its spend with more Black-owned companies...

8 Apr 2021

Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures
Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

Boosting brand purpose by solving value-action gaps in Africa
Boosting brand purpose by solving value-action gaps in Africa

How do corporations best articulate and act upon their brand purpose, as the interface between corporations and society? By solving the value-action gap, writes Kantar's Adeola Tejumola...

By Adeola Tejumola, Issued by Kantar 25 Mar 2021

Bank buildings rise above the business district of Lagos. Banks must effectively communicate the impact of their engagement with women. Tim Graham/Getty Images
How Nigerian banks empower women through corporate social responsibility

Businesses are part of societies and successful businesses can create an environment that benefits their customers, employees, communities and shareholders...

By Emmanuel Mogaji 17 Mar 2021

Diversity matters because diversity wins
Diversity matters because diversity wins

Africa, like everywhere in the world, has been coping with Covid-19, which has disproportionately impacted women. The pandemic is a watershed moment for gender equality...

By Ann Cairns 11 Mar 2021

Women inch towards equal legal rights despite Covid-19 risks, World Bank says
Women inch towards equal legal rights despite Covid-19 risks, World Bank says

Women gained legal rights in nearly 30 countries last year despite disruption due to Covid-19, but governments must do more to ease the disproportionate burden...

By Sonia Elks 25 Feb 2021

Concern over rich-poor divide seen on the increase during pandemic
Concern over rich-poor divide seen on the increase during pandemic

People have become more concerned about the gap between rich and poor during the coronavirus pandemic, especially the young...

By Matthew Lavietes 23 Feb 2021

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P&G reaffirms commitment to drive gender equality in Africa

P&G announced new declarations aimed to propel gender equality across Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East at its third #WeSeeEqual summit for the region...

22 Feb 2021

AU Commission has made a good start on gender equality. But a lot remains to be done
AU Commission has made a good start on gender equality. But a lot remains to be done

Four of the commissioners are now women. They will work with the AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat from Chad (re-elected)...

By Ashwanee Budoo-Scholtz 18 Feb 2021

Biden administration moves to rejoin UN Human Rights Council
Biden administration moves to rejoin UN Human Rights Council

US President Joe Biden's administration will reengage with the United Nations Human Rights Council, three years after former...

8 Feb 2021



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