We need more female entrepreneurs. Universities can help create them

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Samuel Beckett’s “Try again. Fail again. Fail better” has inspired generations of entrepreneurs. But who gets to try, fail and fail again? Men. For a sector that thrives on disruptive ideas, the startup world is surprisingly regressive when it comes to funding female-led innovation. This is where universities can step in.

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Celebrating African First Ladies: Ethiopia’s Zinash Tayachew

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Often described as mothers to the nations their husbands lead, Africa’s first ladies are often expected to be unifying figures, serving the president of the nation and the voters who entrusted him the mandate to lead.

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Brexit: May vows to resign before next phase of negotiations if deal is passed

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Theresa May has played her final desperate card to tame the Brexit rebels in her warring party, by promising to sacrifice her premiership if they back her twice-rejected Brexit deal.

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Focus on Africa: Kenyan monk and top teacher turns millionnaire

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Kenya plans hero’s welcome for million-dollar Global Teachers laureate. Kenya is planning a hero’s welcome for a prodigal monk who made history on Sunday by becoming the first African to win the best teacher in the world prize worth one million dollars.

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Diplomatic progress as Rwanda hosts DRC president at business forum

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DRC President Felix Tshisekedi joined African political figures and business leaders in Rwanda on Monday for a business forum aimed at boosting private investments and regional integration. Host President Paul Kagame wants to establish a single regional market and

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Screening-debate of Garry Beitel’s movie "A la poursuite de la paix"

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In celebration of International Women's Rights Day and as part of the G7 women's partnership, peace and security initiative, the Embassy of Canada, the Embassy of France, and the French Institute of Côte d'Ivoire organized a screening-debate of

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Mali prime minister sacks military chiefs after Fulani massacre

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Mali's government on Sunday announced the sacking of senior military officers and the dissolution of a militia, following the massacre of more than 130 Muslims from the Fulani ethnic group.

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Education critical to ensure future of forests, and reverse their destruction

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The UN drew attention to the vital role that forests play in addressing some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges on Thursday, and the importance of tackling the issues that threaten them, such as deforestation, and land degradation.

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Idai disaster: Stranded victims still need rescue from heavy rains as UN scales up response

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Dire conditions persist in vast areas of southern Africa affected by Cyclone Idai as heavy rain continues to cause “massive destruction”, the UN said on Thursday, while aid teams scale up efforts to reach those most in need.

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‘Massive and protracted’ humanitarian crisis in DR Congo can be ‘beaten back’ if donors step up

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“Urgent and sustained funding” for a Government-led response to what is now a “massive and protracted” humanitarian crisis across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is required, said the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN relief chief on Thursday.

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