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    Sebeta Getesemani Bete Denagil Tebabat Nunnery Sebeta Getesemani Bete Denagil Tebabat Nunnery was established in 1953 E.C.; located 24km south of Addis Ababa on the road to Jimma. It was established after the visionary Queen Empress…
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The equality gap between men and women would take 100 years to close at its current rate, an economic monitoring group has suggested.

It is the first time that data from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has shown a year-on-year worsening of the gender gap since it began charting it in 2006.

The report ranks 144 countries by economic opportunities, education, political participation and health.

Women are measured as having 68% of the chances and outcomes that men have.

This is slightly down from the 68.3% measured last year.

The group predicts that it would a century to close all areas of equality it monitors globally, well up from the 83 years predicted in 2016.

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Source:http://www.bbc.com/news/world-41844875 


Classes in Nairobi aim to teach boys and young men what constitutes harassment - and how to intervene if they spot it happening on public transport. The people behind the Kenyan scheme say it's been successful but does it have an effect outside of the classroom? Read More ....

A blind female Ethiopian lawyer has been named a joint winner of the 2017 Right Livelihood Award, also known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize.

The 35-year-old human rights lawyer Yetnebersh Nigussie was on Tuesday awarded 3 million Swedish crowns ($374,000) which will be shared among the three joint winners.

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Tanzania President John Magufuli has said girls will not be allowed back to school after giving birth during his administration.

He accused civil society organisations, which have been urging the government to permit teen mothers to re-enter the education system, of being used by foreign agents.

The president was addressing residents of Bagamoyo during a three-day tour of the Coast region.

"There are many things that the girls can do after delivery; they can join VETA (Vocational Education Training Authority centres) and learn sewing and farming," he said.

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Source: http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/

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