Education

Good Education is the Foundation for Effective Female Leadership | The Youth Cafe

BY FRANCK KUWONU

African women’s restricted access to quality education, knowledge and resources is preventing them from gaining leadership positions on the continent, says Kafui Adjamagbo-Johnson, a veteran West African women’s rights activist. Another problem is that women—especially rural women—are allowed only limited control over finances, means of production and land. Consequently the pace of women’s empowerment remains slow, Ms. Adjamagbo-Johnson says.In an interview with Africa Renewal, Ms. Adjamagbo-Johnson reflected on decades of women’s political leadership, gender activism and professional engagement in Togo, her home country, and West Africa in general.

Preparing Africa’s graduates for today | The Youth Cafe

Preparing Africa’s graduates for today | The Youth Cafe

BY RAPHAEL OBONYO

Many Africans with advanced qualifications are finding their university degrees are just not enough to land a job in the current market. Ruth Rono graduated from Chuka University, Kenya, in 2015 with first-class honours. Without a job after many years of trying, Ms. Rono was forced to take menial jobs such as working on people’s farms.