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How Cameroon and other countries in Africa are actively fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic

There is a speculation that HIV might have originated in an African monkey and crossed to humans. Skeptics argue that the HIV virus developed from a malaria experiment that missed the mark. Regardless on one's viewpoint of the virus' origin, it is important to remember that Africans have actively tackled the disease and the stigma in numerous ways.
"People have also advanced abstract or metaphysical explanation for the origin of AIDS, explanations often grounded in religious and scientific narratives" (Bongmba 13). While these speculations may someday give us concrete answers about the rise and spread of HIV/AIDS, the most important task that faces the human community, scientists, and the medical community in particular is not only containing the spread of the virus, but eradicating that virus.

Female freedom has an expiration date - Being 35 and Single

An Argentine woman, documenting her relationships, begins an intimate investigation searching for love and answers: must she settle down or continue to be free spirit in order to be happy?


Does one's happiness depend on her marital status? In most parts of the world, women have increasingly more choices than their mothers and grandmothers. Like Paula Schargorodsky, most women are now able to realize their dreams, personal or professional goals without a significant amount of social constraints.

Twitter asks for Justine Sacco with #HasJustineLandedYet

If anyone used to make fun of the African continent online, s/he will have to think again from now on. On her way to South Africa, Justine Sacco shared a message that sets the twittersphere on fire with the #HasJustineLandedYet hashtag.

On December, 2013, Justine Sacco, the communications director for InterActiveCorp also known as IAC, posted a twitter message about Africa, AIDS and race. Posted in London, the twitter message stated: "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS, Just kidding. I'm white!"

Du chocolat? Oui, mais à petite dose !

J'aime le chocolat. J'aime les gâteaux chocolats. J'aime les glaces au chocolat. J'aime les friandises au chocolat. Le chocolat? JE M'EN REGALE!


S'il y avait un pays  qui s'appelait 'Chocolat,' je postulerais certainement pour la citoyenneté. Je déposerais ma demande en bonne et due forme. Mieux, le Seigneur l'aurait sûremment déja choisi comme mon pays d'origine. Enfin, je pense.

The 2014 Washington Fellowship for young African leaders accepts applications

In 2010, the U.S. President Barack Obama launched the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) to support young African leaders who are actively involved in the development of their countries.  The program currently accepts applications.

Businesswoman from Cameroon rises above poverty and food insecurity

On global hunger, the advocacy agency 'Bread for the World' stated "the world is facing a hunger crisis unlike anything seen in more than 50 years." There are 925 million hungry people around the world for 16,000 deceased children from hunger-related causes; this is one child every five second. In 2005, 1.4 billion people in developing countries lived in extreme poverty, with less than $1.25 a day.
Located in Central Africa, the  Republic of Cameroon is home to over 200 different linguistic groups and enjoys a relatively stable political environment. This nation has distinguished itself from other West African countries through the diversity of its economy, geography and cultures. Moreover, some significant socio-economic disparities, such as the persistent rural poverty, remain.


World leaders mourn Nelson Mandela

Former South  African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela dies at 95, leaving a legacy to his fellow citizens, the African continent and the rest of the world. On this December 5, 2013, the world mourns a great African leader of our century.

Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of South Africa, went to rest in peace. Madiba who spent 27 years of his life in prison led his country to a new beginning marked by the end of apartheid. For world leaders and millions of people across the globe, Mandela is synonym to peace as his message was centered around  forgiveness. The WOMEN & AFRICA community thanks Papa Nelson Mandela for everything he has done.

Quel avenir professionnel pour la jeunesse en Afrique?

D'après les experts, la jeunesse d'Afrique est la plus jeune du monde et un un levier de développement pour le continent. Pourtant, des millions de jeunes diplômés d'Afrique n'arrivent toujours pas à se projeter dans l'avenir. 
Selon Afrique Renouveau, l'Afrique a la population la plus jeune du monde avec 200 millions d'habitants âgés de 15 a 24 ans. Cette croissance démographique va continuer de croitre. Pourtant cette jeunesse Africaine dynamique souffre d'un manque flagrant d'emplois. Selon la Banque mondiale, 60% des chomeurs en Afrique sont des jeunes.