Category Archives for Women

In Case You Missed It: Africans Making News Around the World

FEMALE NIGERIAN PROFESSOR FRANCISCA OKEKE NOW DEAN Internationally acclaimed Professor of Physics Francisca Okeke is the first woman to serve as Dean of Physical Sciences at University of Nigeria. AFRICAN

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T Can Black Women Get It?

In the Americas and black people are celebrating 151 years of the emancipation proclamation but one cannot help but wonder what the slaves would make of the current portrayal of  black women. I have always

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Critically acclaimed and popular Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s releases her fourth book but third novel, Americanah. She describes it as a story about ‘Love, Race & Hair’.

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Progress or Foolishness?: 20 Year Old Parliamentarian

Proscovia Alengot Oromait is the youngest member of Parliament in Uganda and in Africa ever. At 20 years old she is now Member of Parliament (MP) for Usuk County, Katakwi District. Ms. Oromait was

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Politics of the ‘Small House’ in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe the southern African country has experienced a sudden peak in the divorce rate, 27% in 2012 to be exact. A High Court judge blamed the situation on the vast emigration of Zimbabweans into the

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Zimbabwe’s Woman Called Moses: Beatrice Mtetwa

The work of Human Rights Lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa is no ordinary task. Dealing with a dictatorship that uses the law against its own citizens she has found the courage to use the law in defense of human

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CNN Hero: Kakenya Ntaiya

Kakenya opened her first primary school in 2009, The Kakenya Center for Excellence which currently enrolls more than 150 girls. Please visit http://www.kakenyasdream.org to learn more. The Kakenya Center

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Rachel Mwanza and Oscar Nominated ‘War Witch’

Rachel Mwanza Rachel Mwanza is going to the Oscars on Sunday February 24, 2013 as the leading star of the Best Foreign Language Film nominee War Witch. The Congolese actress was only granted a visa a

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Innovation 101: The Solar Cooker by Noel Mubaina

Zimbabwe- Noel Mubaina (30), graduated with a diploma in advanced project management at DAPP Frontline Institute in Shamva and can also add to his list of accomplishments; a solar cooker made from cardboard

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HIV/AIDS and Sub-Saharan Africa

Born in Cameroon, Boghuma Kabisen Titanji is a medical doctor and MPhil/PhD candidate at University College London. Her research into HIV drug resistant viruses seeks to better understand the mechanisms

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20 Youngest Power Women in Africa

Forbes Magazine has released this list of the 20 youngest most powerful women in Africa. Obviously biased from a western perspective of what success is we would like to hear what you think. Are these women

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Female Political Heavyweights in Africa

Joyce Banda, Malawi Joyce Banda is the President of Malawi. She became the first female head of state of the landlocked country in southeastern Africa. An educator and grassroots women’s rights activist,

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An Afro Global View of Democracy

  As citizens of the World, we tend to romanticize movies like Titanic and those of the Mayflower and we forget that not everyone on the Mayflower was royalty. 16th and 17th century Britain was

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Shining City On A Hill: What Africa Can Learn

  I remember growing up and seeing images on tv about this place called the “Big Apple” with all its glitz and glamour and praying “Oh Lord please take me to America so I can see

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Ida Odinga: Fighting for Women’s Uhuru

Uhuru is a Kenyan/Swahili word that means freedom. Facts about Ida • Wife of Kenyan PM • Worked as a teacher for 20 years • First woman Managing Director equivalent to CEO of a major corporation;

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Afrotechnopreneur Marieme Jamme Building Africa’s IT Landscape

  Senegalese  Marieme Jamme vision is in IT investment across African continent CEO of Spot One Global Solutions, assists foreign companies in entering African markets Mariéme worked as an asset

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Odetta Ntezicimpa: Empowering Migrants in New Zealand

  Odetta Ntezicimpa came to New Zealand in 1999 as a refugee from Burundi. At that time the country was far from being the melting pot as it is becoming. The first barrier that she encountered was

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The Decade of the Woman

    The African Union which declared the decade 2010-2020 the decade of the woman produced a publication in October 2010 “Walking the Talk” and Gender Equality. Now that we have

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Female Nigerian Billionaire: Folorunso Alakija

Folorunso Alakija is a Nigerian Billionaire who shares the journey of her life on CNN’s African Voices. She was born July 15, 1951 and is a Nigerian Billionaire fashion-designer and Executive

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Forgotten History: Queen Verónica I Guterres Kandala Kingwanga

Queen Veronica I Guterres Kandala Kingwanga Francisco Guterres was succeeded by his sister Verónica I Guterres Kandala Kingwanga, whose long rule from 1681 to 1721 consolidated the control of the Guterres

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