And it's not all about the money.
Meet New African Woman magazine's pick of the top 11 women who are changing the game on the continent
They are recognised for the instrumental role they are playing in shaping their societies
Jollof rice has been the uncontested staple in West Africa, leading to unimaginative meals. The Horn of Africa could do with more than just injera
Africa's power women: Just one in eight board seats in Africa is held by a woman, but smart companies know better
Kenya ranks highest in Africa on the proportion of women in boards of blue-chip companies at 19.8%
The impact of parity varies by country, new report says, with Zimbabwe seeing a 6% bump in annual 2025 GDP, to 17% in the DR Congo.
Demonstrates Africa's backward attitude to gender equality. Only 20 out of 54 countries have legislated for paid paternity leave.
Gabonese, Liberian, Congolese, and Ugandan men top the "bad boys" list.
After Day of the African Child: Girls threatened by early marriage, but more boys falling behind in school
In parts of Malawi, when a girl reaches puberty, she may receive a night-time visit from an older man – known as a “hyena.”
Women in Africa’s boardrooms: Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia lead way but glass ceiling still thick
Safaricom CEO said mobile operator employs 50% women, and slightly under that number at senior level.