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What does women empowerment mean to you? Does one have to be a feminist to support women empowerment? And what does feminism stand for? As many people, as many interpretations! The essence, however, of all the political and social movements, ideologies and belief is EQUALITY OF THE SEXES. Many would argue that if the core of the concern is equality, then why give special emphasis on the upliftment of women? Because since the ancient era, women have been subjected to suppression and inequality; they have been denied the right to make decisions about their own life. And this had to change! One of the tools to bring about that change is by increasing the representation and participation of women in the economic territory. Today, we see women carving their space in the male –dominated corporate world. However, it is the informal sector where women are really ruling the roost. In our cover story, Women and the Formula of Informal Economy, we bring cases of the markets of three African nations – Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana – and how women have moved from the consumer to the trader side of the business. Read our extensive coverage on the BRICS Summit 2018 and the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, where leaders from across the world gathered to brainstorm solutions on the burning global issues of the century. In Focus is our analysis on how the entire city of Cape Town ran ‘almost’ completely out of water. Explore with us our Spotlight Country Ghana and unleash your Power of Discernment for life is all about the choices we make!
THE TIMES OF AFRICA, bi-monthly reading is well known in diplomatic and corporate circles of India and Africa. The synergy of acclaim, recognition and appreciation has infused in us a gala spirit and made us feel proud since it has won accolades and established itself by virtue of meaningful presentation of credible rich content on Africa-India partnerships, socio-economic issues, business and investment opportunities, political developments, features on travel and tourism and cultural extravaganzas. Personality rendezvous, interviews with Ambassadors/High Commissioners and country specific spotlights are other special attractions. It has succeeded in making successful in-roads to the reading desks of diplomatic and corporate houses in India as well as the African continent. It is indeed blessed with the good genes of its clients and its new fusion look has become an International business statement. We have a very robust distribution network covering metro cities, diplomatic missions, national organizations, foreign agencies, corporate and export houses, business class hotels and airlines, both within the country and offshore. A fair sprinkling of top professionals from the fraternity, former senior government officials, public servants, journalists and renowned educationalists contribute to the team of THE TIMES OF AFRICA.