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African women set to drive continent’s resurgence: AU official (Interview)


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 23 (IANS) It's a dream come true for African women, says Litha Musyimi-Ogana, the African Union's chief pointsperson on gender issues as she hails the election of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Africa puts women’s empowerment on top of agenda


July 15th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 15 (IANS) Africa exalted the spirit of women power and empowerment as Liberia's President Ellen Johnoson Sirleaf, the first female elected head of state in the continent, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Africa celebrates women power


July 14th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 14 (IANS) Africa Saturday toasted the spirit of women power and empowerment as Liberia's President Ellen Johnoson Sirleaf, the first female elected head of state in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Activists term Rio+20 summit a ‘hoax’


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) As world leaders ended the Rio+20 summit with a 53-page statement called "The Future We Want", activists have slammed the UN Conference on sustainable development as ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Wives of African diplomats thank India, via charity (With images)


May 6th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Bilateral bridges are often strengthened with acts of selfless giving and paying back to express gratitude. This is what wives of African heads of missions ... Read more...

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Sadhvi Pragyna seeks protection in jail


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 3 (IANS) Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragyna Singh Thakur has sought police protection in the Byculla District Jail after she was allegedly assaulted by some African women prisoners, ... Read more...

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Study on AIDS prevention pill paused


April 19th, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists seem to have hit the snag with regards to their attempt to test an AIDS prevention pill. The scientists say it is becoming increasingly difficult ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Equatorial Guinea,Nigerian footballers caught up in gender row


November 27th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.27 (ANI): To field one man in a women's football team may be regarded as unfortunate. To field two looks like carelessness, or blatant cheating.This is the accusation levelled at Equatorial ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

African women slaves wore ‘khangas’ brought from India


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 23 (IANS) A wraparound known as 'khanga' or 'leso' in Kenya was imported from India in the 19th century to drape women slaves in East Africa before they were transported ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Shakira’s ‘Waka Waka’ a tribute to African women


July 10th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 10 (ANI): World renowned musician Shakira said on Saturday that her performance in the World Cup closing ceremony would be a tribute to African women.The 'Waka Waka' song star ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Female circumcision affects American girls too


May 27th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 27 (ANI): Besides being not uncommon in some areas of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, female genital cutting is traditional in some Muslim and African immigrant families in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Many pregnant African women avoid HIV screening


November 20th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A large number of pregnant women in Uganda, Africa deliberately avoid being tested for HIV, increasing the risk of mother-to-child transmission, says a study.In a new paper, researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hindus and Jews laud Vatican Synod for taking a stand for African women


October 27th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus and Jews have applauded the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops, which concluded at Vatican yesterday, for taking up the cause of African women.Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Beauty business thrives in Africa


September 18th, 2009 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
By Hadija Haruna Johannesburg, Sep 18 (DPA) Mercy Ndhlovu and Nomsa Mncube run a beauty "salon" under the open sky on the edge of a street near a Johannesburg shopping centre.They are there ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bill Clinton compliments wife Hillary’s ability to ‘Boogie’


August 13th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Speaking about his wife Hillary's recent visit to Africa, former U.S. President Bill Clinton said that the trip reaffirmed his wife as the nation's top diplomat and also ... Read more...

Posted in World |

IPL breaks Bollywood’s obsession with fair skin


April 25th, 2009 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, April 25 (IANS) Just as the Indian Premier League (IPL) was getting South Africans worried about Bollywood's obsession with the fair-skinned actresses, two dusky beauties were chosen at ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Study sheds new light on Latin American past


March 22nd, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 22 (ANI): A new genetic study has shed light on the Latin American past, by finding that European colonisation of South America contributed to a major shift from a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Study identifies three key times around childbirth when women disclose their HIV status


December 2nd, 2007 - 2:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study on African women, who had an HIV test during pregnancy, has identified three key times when they are likely to disclose their HIV status to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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