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LADY JUSTICE BARBARA FRANCES ACKAH-YENSU – Newly Sworn-in Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana - African Leaders Magazine

LADY JUSTICE BARBARA FRANCES ACKAH-YENSU – Newly Sworn-in Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana

Lady Justice Barbara Frances Ackah-Yensu is a Ghanaian jurist. She is an active Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana. Ackah-Yensu was born on 2 February 1955 in Cape Coast. She had her middle school education at Christ the King School from 1965 to 1967 after which she entered Wesley Girls’ High School for her …

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NELMA FERNANDES – Newly Elected President of the Confederation of Enterprises of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries - African Leaders Magazine

NELMA FERNANDES – Newly Elected President of the Confederation of Enterprises of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries

Unanimously elected on 12 December in Lisbon, Portugal, the businesswoman becomes the first woman to head the Confederation of Enterprises of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CE-CPLP) and the first person from Guinea-Bissau to be appointed to the head of this organisation. Nelma Fernandes succeeds the Mozambican Salimo Abdula, who led the organisation for about …

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REBECCA ADDA-DONTOH - Newly Appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator in Malawi - African Leaders Magazine

REBECCA ADDA-DONTOH – Newly Appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator in Malawi

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Rebecca Adda-Dontoh of Ghana as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Malawi, with the host Government’s approval.  She took up her post on 10 December. Ms. Adda-Dontoh is a peacebuilding and development practitioner with over 30 years of service in national public service, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations, …

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H.E SAMIA SULUHU HASSAN - scraps independence celebration and diverts funds to children with special needs - African Leaders Magazine

H.E SAMIA SULUHU HASSAN – scraps independence celebration and diverts funds to children with special needs

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has cancelled Independence Day celebrations scheduled for Friday and directed that the budget instead be used to build dormitories for children with special needs. The 61st Independence Day event was to cost $445,000, money that will be used to build eight dormitories in primary schools around the country. Tanzania’s Minister …

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OLUFUNMILAYO ABOSEDE BALOGUN- Newly Appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator in Timor-Leste - African Leaders Magazine

OLUFUNMILAYO ABOSEDE BALOGUN-ALEXANDER – Newly Appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator in Timor-Leste

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Olufunmilayo Abosede Balogun-Alexander of Nigeria as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Timor-Leste, with the host Government’s approval.  She takes up her post on 1 December. Olufunmilayo Abosede Balogun-Alexander has more than 30 years of experience in working on leading humanitarian, peace and development projects at a senior level …

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HOPOLANG PHORORO - Newly Appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator in Namibia - African Leaders Magazine

HOPOLANG PHORORO – Newly Appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator in Namibia

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Hopolang Phororo of Lesotho as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Namibia, with the host Government’s approval.  She takes up her post on 1 December. Prior to her appointment as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Ms. Phororo served as Director in the Country Office for Zimbabwe and Namibia for more …

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NELSON MUFFUH - Newly Appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator in South Africa - African Leaders Magazine

NELSON MUFFUH – Newly Appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator in South Africa

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Nelson Muffuh of Cameroon as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in South Africa, with the host Government’s approval.  He takes up his post on 1 December. Nelson Muffuh brings more than 20 years of experience in international relations and negotiations, political and development issues at the United Nations Headquarters, …

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BENEDICTA LASI - First African Woman and Youngest Secretary General Elect of The Socialist International - African Leaders Magazine

BENEDICTA LASI – First African, First Woman and Youngest Ever Secretary General of The Socialist International

In a consequential vote at the ongoing 26th Congress of the Socialist International (2022), Ghana’s Benedicta Lasi, a lawyer and notable member of the National Democratic Congress, has been elected Secretary General of the Socialist International, to succeed Luis Ayala from Chile. By this election, she has set a remarkable three-pronged record as the first …

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H.E NANA AKUFFO ADDO - Sahel insurgency could 'engulf' West Africa, Ghana President says - African Leaders Magazine

H.E NANA AKUFFO ADDO – Sahel insurgency could ‘engulf’ West Africa, Ghana President says

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday warned that a rampant Islamist insurgency in West Africa’s Sahel is threatening to engulf the entire region. West African leaders and European ministers are in Ghana’s capital Accra to discuss regional solutions to the insurgency that is spreading as foreign troops pull out of Mali, where militants have seized …

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PRESIDENT FILIPE NYUSI - Announces First Mozambican LNG Export Shipment - African Leaders Magazine

PRESIDENT FILIPE NYUSI – Announces First Mozambican LNG Export Shipment

Mozambique has officially started exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced in the country’s north which is plagued by jihadist attacks. President Filipe Nyusi made the announcement Sunday (Nov 13). It is the first shipment of gas under a long-term purchase and sale contract with British giant BP. The off-shore plant located in the Cabo delgado …

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