Boko Haram has the highest number of women fighters in the history of terror
President Cyril Ramaphosa has to ensure that reform of critical institutions is placed first. Everything else will be compromised if this fails.
The data suggest that boys experience as much disadvantage as girls.
In Ethiopia, boys are more likely to go to school than girls are. Role models can change this.
Women in disaster zones are frequently targeted by sexual predators who take advantage of their vulnerability.
Black women face a number of challenges in trying to become scientists.
Boys are more likely to engage in risky behaviours than girls
Any policies and interventions around water management can only really be successful if women are included.
In many African states power is concentrated in the executive branch. That's why women's representation in cabinet matters.
Uganda's tourism ministry has launched a beauty pageant to use local women to attract tourists.
The visibility of #MeToo makes it easy to overlook the very powerful campaigns against sexual violence in Africa.
Nigeria, like many emerging countries, needs to educate its women at the same rate it does its men to enhance entrepreneurship.
Pregnant teens in Kenya face a number of challenges.
Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency to combat rape and sexual violence.
Mental health care for teen mothers is not part of routine health facilities in Nairobi's informal settlements.
Women are drastically under-represented in the science, technology, engineering and maths fields.
There's heavy burden for women in Ghana who don't have children.
Several locally listed companies still have no female board members while most who do diversify their boards tend to appoint only one female director at a time.
Lusala, a wild yam that many in Zambia rely on for consumption and trade, is gradually taking longer to find due to deforestation.
Violence is not just a private matter between people. Regulating it is not the duty of communities or the state alone.