Mursi woman, Ethiopia: The way culture and informality intersect today in much of Africa favours women, in a way that it doesn't for men. (Photo/ Rod Waddington)

An African Paradox: Why Poor Women Earn More Than Their Husbands, And The Power And Politics Behind It

Data from Kenya shows that contrary to expectation, the likelihood that a woman earns more relative to her husband decreases, rather than increases, with her education and wealth


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The two tasks that are the most time-hungry for African women is fetching water and collecting fuel, typically taking up half of a year's work (Photo/ Flickr/ Albert Gonzalez Farran, UNAMID)

What Has Men’s Love Of Sports Got To Do With Women Collecting Firewood? You Will Be Surprised

Poverty in Africa is not only a function of income, it is also a function of time. Because African women do the bulk of domestic chores, men have the time to love sports; they have time to have hobbies and acquire addictions.