Finn aims to be first female president of Somalia

Finn aims to be first female president of Somalia

Horseed  – Wednesday, 10 September 2014 (originally published 04 Sept) A Finn of Somali origin wants to run as a candidate in the Somali presidential election in 2016. Fadumo Dayib is currently studying public administration at Harvard, but she thinks that Somalia is now ready for a female president. Fadumo Dayib moved to Finland in […]

[Africa] Women should do better in agric, health care, finance – Bukola Bello -Jaiyesimi

[Africa] Women should do better in agric, health care, finance – Bukola Bello -Jaiyesimi

Christy Anyanwu – Sun – Wednesday, 23 July 2014 (originally published 21 Jul) Bukola Bello-Jaiyesimi is passionate about  women’s cause and mentoring  youngsters.  She studied Cultural Diversity Awareness in Scotland and this broadened her horizon. A pan-Africanist and multiple-awards recipient, she spoke with Sunday Sun recently about her life as an entrepreneur and other issues. […]

Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Adebiyi Adedapo – All Africa – Monday, 14 July 2014 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl-child education campaigner, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has called on Boko Haram terrorists to free the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Malala, who commenced a three-day visit to Nigeria on Saturday, celebrated her 17th birthday in Abuja at a […]

Egypt's first veiled rapper is sick of sexual harassment

Egypt's first veiled rapper is sick of sexual harassment

Reem Abdellatif – Global Post – Friday, 06 June 2014 (originally published 04 Jun) CAIRO, Egypt — Mayam Mahmoud isn’t your average hip hop artist. To begin with, she wears a veil. As Egypt’s first veiled hip hop artist, Mahmoud aims to battle sexual harassment with music, as well as to challenge Middle Eastern expectations […]

UN’s first female force commander talks peacekeeping and why she’s not taking her Harley to Cyprus

UN’s first female force commander talks peacekeeping and why she’s not taking her Harley to Cyprus

UN News Centre – 19 May 2014 (originally published 14 May) 14 May 2014 – This August, Major General Kristin Lund will become the first female commander of a United Nations peacekeeping force, taking the military helm in Cyprus where the top UN official, Lisa Buttenheim, is also a woman. “I think it’s very important […]

SXSW: 8 Women to Watch and 10 Must-See Panels

SXSW: 8 Women to Watch and 10 Must-See Panels

Courtney Subramanian – Daily Beast – Friday, 07 March 2014 (originally published 06 Mar) South by Southwest is back! From inspiring entrepreneurs to innovative execs, here are eight speakers not to miss. Plus, 10 must-see panels about leadership, princess culture, and more. South by Southwest, the major technology, film and music festival that annually descends […]

[Female] Nobel Peace Nominees

[Female] Nobel Peace Nominees

Vision of Humanity – Friday, 08 March 2013 (originally published 05 Mar) A record 259 nominees are in the running for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize – 209 individuals and 50 organisations – with the laureate to be announced in October, the Nobel Institute says. The list of nominees, which is kept secret for 50 […]