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The female unemployment rate remains high

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<p><strong>Men and women do not share the same employment context. Women represent less than 50% of the global working population according to the International Labour Organization.</strong></p> <p>Men and women do not share the same employment context. Less than half of the global women population are under employment especially in Africa, a population estimated at 49.6% according to the 2017 UN report on the “Revised World Population Prospects”.</p> <h2 style="font-size:16px;">Morocco: anti-cancer drug factory</h2> <p>But more and more women are standing out. Creating jobs and heading different companies. It’s the case of Lamia Tazi, known for contributing in the fight against cancer. </p> <p>A few days ago, Morocco launched a few days ago, the very first anti-cancer treatment factory in Africa. Sothema launched ‘‘Ypeva and Zelva’‘, the first two Moroccan treatments to treat the most common cancers in the kingdom and on the continent.</p> <p>The Sothema Laboratories, which will generate about a hundred jobs, are headed by Lamia <span class="caps">TAZI</span>. </p> <p>She speaks to Africanews journalist Armelle Nga, in this special edition of Business Africa celebrating the International Women’s Day.</p>