The role of women in African society is being discussed at a conference which opened in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Monday (3 July).
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Background: The role of women in African society is being discussed at a conference which opened in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Monday (3 July).
The Ivory Coast's Secretary of State for Culture, M. Jules Hie Nea, opened the six-day meeting which will discuss the cultural, economic, social and political roles of women in today's African society.
Among the delegates were representatives from Senegal, Upper Volta, Togo, Cameroun, Dahomey, Chad, Mali, Zaire, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Gabon, Rwanda, France and Haiti.
Chairman Aka Anghui of the Ivory Coast also spoke to the men and women delegates at the opening session.
The conference, sponsored by the government of the Ivory Coast, was organised by the African Cultural Society. It is being held on the campus of Abidjan University.
SYNOPSIS: Abidjan University is the site of a meeting to discuss the role of African women in today's society. The conference opened Monday in the capital of the Ivory Coast and will last six days...Male and female delegates from a number of African states, as well as France and Haiti, are attending.
The Ivory Coast's Secretary of State for Culture was at the opening session. M. Jules Hie Nea officially opened the meetings that were sponsored by the Ivory Coast's Government...M. Nes addressed the meeting that will discuss the cultural, economic, social, and political roles of women.
Chairing the conference was Aka Anghui who also addressed the session which was organised by the African Cultural Society.