Lack of industry confidence may be the biggest challenge for young female entrepreneurs.
It is particularly dangerous to be an elderly person in Tanzania’s rural areas and villages.
How to get to gender equality? New paper gives action plan for bridging gap - adding $12 trillion to global GDP
Narrowing the global gender gap could secure $12 trillion of additional annual GDP in 2025
Women make up only 22% of Parliamentarian seats and 8% of the world’s executives
In a society founded on women’s literal and figurative invisibility, the shock of a naked woman is jarring; as a tool of protest, deliberately so.
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
While nine foreign affairs ministers and five finance docket holders on the continent are women, security is a jealously guarded male enclave.
Ivory Coast and Tanzania together have nearly 70m people, with 30m registered voters, but only three women candidates were on the October 25 ballots.
26% of households across the continent are headed by women; the probability that a woman heads a household has been increasing in all regions
Remembering the challenges facing tomorrow's women as world marks key week.
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.
Women are one of the best investments the world can make for global food security--and bankers and policymakers must recognise this.
Sex initiation camps, child marriages and polygamy, the lesser-known side of cervical cancer in Africa
Malawi has the highest rate of cervical cancer in the world, affecting about 3,684 women, with only about 500 of them surviving.
Suicide, mass weddings, divorce and domestic abuse - the harsh realities of being a 'spinster' in Africa
In one country a woman who dies without getting married is called a "maiden ghost". In another they are "leftover women". Why?
The strange story of hypertension in Africa, and its relationship with drylands, migration and conflict
Surprisingly, in half of African countries, women have a higher hypertension prevalence than men, which is completely counter to evolutionary biology
Africa loves its women candidates - only that it almost never votes them in.
Despite gains, overall picture is of an excruciatingly slow pace in increasing women's participation in the public and political space, surveys shows.
Countries where women's lives are better tend to rank higher on development indices, suggesting the answer to Africa's growth has always been clear.