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CATHERINE GOTANI HARA-FIRST FEMALE SPEAKER OF MALAWI’S PARLIAMENT

Catherine Gotani Hara made history in Malawi by becoming the country’s first female Speaker of Parliament. This milestone achievement marked a significant step toward gender inclusivity and empowerment in Malawian politics. Her rise to the position of Speaker exemplified the changing dynamics and growing recognition of the importance of women in leadership roles. Catherine Gotani …

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ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF- AFRICA’S FIRST FEMALE HEAD OF STATE AND A TRANSFORMATIVE LEADER

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, born on October 29, 1938, in Monrovia, Liberia, is a towering figure in African politics and a force for  transformative leadership. As the first elected female head of state in Africa, serving as the President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018, her leadership journey is marked by resilience, dedication to democracy, and …

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PAUL KAGAME – AN INFLUENTIAL VISIONARY IN AFRICAN POLITICS

Paul Kagame is a very prominent political figure who has played a crucial role in shaping the destiny of Rwanda and the African continent. Born on October 23, 1957, in Tambwe, Rwanda, Kagame’s life has been marked by a commitment to national development, reconciliation, and leadership. His journey is characterized by significant milestones that have …

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MORGAN TSVANGIRAI-AN INDEFATIGABLE FIGHTER FOR PEACEFUL DEMOCRATIC CHANGE IN ZIMBABWE

Morgan Tsvangirai, a name that resonates with resilience, courage, and unwavering dedication to democracy, left an indelible mark on the political landscape of Zimbabwe. Born on March 10, 1952, in Buhera, a rural corner of this southern African nation, Tsvangirai rose from humble beginnings to become a symbol of hope for millions of Zimbabweans yearning …

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MILLIE GRACE ODIHIAMBO-THE CONTROVERSIAL MEMBER OF KENYA’S PARLIAMENT SINCE 2008

In the hallowed halls of Kenya’s Parliament, where the fate and future of a nation are deliberated, a formidable presence has stood the test of time. For over a decade, Millie Grace Odhiambo has been a steadfast figure, representing the interests and aspirations of her constituents with unwavering dedication. Millie Grace Odhiambo’s journey in Kenya’s …

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VICTOIRE TOMEGAH DOGBÉ-TOGO’S FIRST FEMALE PRIME MINISTER

Victoire  Tomegah Dogbé is a Togolese politician who has held the position of Prime Minister of Togo since 2020. She is a notable figure in Togolese politics, not only as the first woman to serve as Prime Minister but also due to her extensive experience in government and various leadership roles. Victoire Dogbé was born …

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PROSCOVIA ALENGOT OROMAIT-UGANDA’S FIRST EVER YOUNGEST MEMEBR OF PARLIAMENT

Proscovia Alengot Oromait is a Ugandan politician who gained widespread recognition for becoming the youngest member of parliament in Uganda and Africa at the age of 19. Her historic election took place in 2011 when she won the Usuk County parliamentary seat in Katakwi District, representing the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. Her election …

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BELL RIBERO – ADDY – A TRAILBLAZERS JOURNEY TO THE UK PARLIAMENT

Bell Riberio-Addy is a Ghanaian-British Member of Parliament (MP) of the United Kingdom and Shadow Minister of Immigration. Riberio-Addy has used her platform to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities while also sharing her solidarity with the demands of Black protesters in the UK and across the world. She openly advocates for …

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BOLA TINUBU – NIGERIA SWEARS IN A NEW PRESIDENT

On the 29, May 2023, The long-awaited Inauguration Day 2023 arrived! The president of Africa’s largest democracy, Nigeria, has been sworn in as president of the country. Mr Tinubu, 71, takes over from Muhammadu Buhari, who has stepped down at the end of his two terms.  Outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari has handed over power to …

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FRANCIA MARQUEZ – Afro – Vice President of Colombia, Makes ‘Journey of Revitalization and Opportunity to Africa’

“Today opens a fundamental chapter in Colombia ‘s international relations for South-South cooperation, racial and climate justice, and historic reparations,” the Vice President announced on her Twitter account, ahead of her speech trip “to South Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia “. Poised personality, very anchored on the left, Francia Marquez became at 41 the first black …

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