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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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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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JANE NAANA OPOKU-AGYEMANG-FIRST FEMALE RUNNING MATE FOR A MAJOR POLITICAL PARTY IN GHANA

In the charming coastal town of Cape Coast, Ghana, on a crisp November day in 1951, a remarkable story began. It was the day when Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, a name destined for greatness, came into this world. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang’s journey through life led her to become a distinguished figure in Ghanaian politics and academia. …

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DR FRANCIS KWAME INKRUMAH-THE CATALYST FOR GHANA’S INDEPENDENCE IN 1957 AND AN INFLUENTIAL ADVOCATE OF PAN-AFRICANISM

The road to Ghana’s independence, formerly known as the Gold Coast, indeed encompasses a complex and multifaceted history marked by bravery, joy, tears, and pain. European colonizers, notably the Portuguese, arrived on the Gold Coast in the late 15th century. At that time, the indigenous peoples of the region were in the process of consolidating …

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