Africa is a continent about which many wildly different stories have been told. It has not always been provided the chance to tell its own stories.
If countries wait until today’s youth reach working age to create jobs, it will already likely be too late to avoid instability from the population explosion.
In 100 countries the state forbids women from working in some professions. In 18 nations husbands can legally deny wives permission to work, including Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, DRC, Gabon, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, and Sudan.
“Here in Zambia, a woman doesn’t have time to rest…We were born into this system. Every woman must be strong..We can’t change it”
Up to 28% of Kenyan women would call off the engagement altogether if the man demands they quit their job for marriage