Africa: Kuwait announces $1m annual Al-Sumait Prize

The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah announced an initiative to the third African Arab Summit hosted by the State of Kuwait. This initiative described an annual award by Kuwait for the advancement of economic, social, human resources and infrastructure development in the African continent titled the “Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait Prize”, after a […]

Quotas not enough to create gender equality

Gender quotas serve a purpose, but they are not enough to break down stereotypical gender roles. Real gender equality requires political will to achieve a general change of attitude in society, according to Heidi Hudson, guest professor at the Nordic Africa Institute in Sweden. Hudson’s research also casts a critical eye on success stories, such […]