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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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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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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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