EGYPT: Women and Terrorism

EGYPT: Women and Terrorism

How Women Should Counterterrorism For a long time, counterterrorism has been seen as an exclusively male domain in which men are more suited to fight violence and extremism, however, many studies show that women (especially mothers) can be crucial in detecting and eventually preventing radicalism. Mothers are instrumental in all societies, and are highly respected … Continue reading

The celebration of Africa Day 2015  –  “Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”

The celebration of Africa Day 2015 –  “Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”

The African Embassies in Stockholm are hosting the annual “Africa Day Celebration” on the 28th May, 2015. Similar to each year, a particular theme is assigned the evening celebrations and the theme for this year’s Africa Day falls under the African Union’s 2015 theme, “Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”. Every year, the … Continue reading

TANZANIA: Ms Elsie Kanza

TANZANIA: Ms Elsie Kanza

Ms Elsie Kanza currently, she serves as Director for Africa at the World Economic Forum. At the Forum the Africa Team is responsible for the Forum’s Africa Strategy and champions multi-stakeholder regional initiatives, such as Grow Africa partnership initiative, Africa Strategic Infrastructure Initiative, Water Resources Group Partnership initiative, and Responsible Mineral Development Initiative in collaboration … Continue reading

SOUTH AFRICA: Engaging women for Africa’s Agenda

SOUTH AFRICA: Engaging women for Africa’s Agenda

South Africa continues to invest in the promotion and protection of women and their rights, with the firm belief that our country and our continent need the full participation of women in all areas of life, including their engagement in areas of policy formulation and decision-making; peace and security; post-conflict reconstruction and development; and business … Continue reading

NAMIBIA: NAMIBIA APPOINTS FIRST FEMALE PRIME MINISTER

NAMIBIA: NAMIBIA APPOINTS FIRST FEMALE PRIME MINISTER

The year 2015 is a significant year for women worldwide.  This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Third World Conference on Women held in Nairobi, Kenya, 20th Anniversary of the Fifth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China (Beijing   plus 20), Fifteenth Anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace … Continue reading

KENYA: GREEN BELT MOVEMENT

KENYA: GREEN BELT MOVEMENT

The Green Belt Movement (GBM) is an environmental organization that empowers communities, particularly women, to conserve the environment and improve livelihoods. GBM was founded by Professor Wangari Maathai in 1977 under the auspices of the National Council of Women of Kenya (NCWK) to respond to the needs of rural Kenyan women who reported that their … Continue reading

EGYPT: National Council for Women NCW

EGYPT: National Council for Women NCW

Egyptian women have always played a significant role in the history of their country, a fact further evidenced by their effective participation in the events of the 25th January revolution. Women’s participation in this revolution was solely for the sake of Egypt, and for defending the right of all Egyptians to freedom, justice and dignity. … Continue reading

EGYPT: Women in the History of EGYPT – Hatshepsut

EGYPT: Women in the History of EGYPT – Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut meaning Foremost of Noble Ladies 1508–1458 BC was the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty. Today Egyptologists generally agree that Hatshepsut assumed the position of pharaoh and … Continue reading

ZIMBABWE: Towards Food Security

ZIMBABWE: Towards Food Security

 In pursuit ofself- sufficiency and a food surplus economy, the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe identified Food Security and Nutrition as one of the four strategic clusters in its new economic blue print titled Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim Asset) launched in October 2013.  Ultimately, the Food Security and Nutrition Cluster seeks … Continue reading

EGYPT: THE RETURN OF THE MUMMY

EGYPT: THE RETURN OF THE MUMMY

An Exhibition at Stockholm’s Medelhavsmuseet. Come on a journey through 7,000 years of Egyptian history, and meet the people who lived alongside the Nile. The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see many artefacts not previously on display, learn about new research and use the latest 3D technology to study the museum’s mummies. This is an … Continue reading

ERITREA: Prehistory and history

ERITREA: Prehistory and history

Prehistory and history of Eritrea It is evident that Eritrean prehistory is as old as humanity and superbly endowed with archeological and paleontological remain spanning all temporal segments in the human career, that are believed to be the cradle of early hominids and large-sized mammals. The discovery of new hominid evidence in the Buya area … Continue reading

SOUTH AFRICA:  2014 Year of Agriculture and Food Security

SOUTH AFRICA: 2014 Year of Agriculture and Food Security

2014 Year of Agriculture and Food Security, Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture and Development Programme (CAADP) – South African perspectives By H.E. Ambassador Mandisa Marasha When the African Heads of State and Government decided to declare 2014 as the Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa, it … Continue reading

TANZANIA: TRANSFORMATION OF AGRICULTURE

TANZANIA: TRANSFORMATION OF AGRICULTURE

  In the year 2009, the Government of United Republic of Tanzania announced an initiative to modernize agriculture coined “Kilimo kwanza”. The “Implementation Framework” for Kilimo Kwanza is built around ten pillars:   National Vision on Kilimo Kwanza – adopt the vision of Kilimo Kwanza by instilling political will at all levels of leadership and … Continue reading

EGYPT :The Holy Family in Egypt 

The advent of the Holy Family to Egypt, seeking refuge, is an event of the utmost significance in our dear country’s long, long history. Moved by the spirit of prophecy, Hosea foresaw the flight from Bethlehem where there was no safe place forth Christ Child to lay his head, and the eventual return of the … Continue reading