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Claudine Dominique Ouattara: First Lady of Cote d’Ivoire

Claudine Dominique Ouattara: First Lady of Cote d’Ivoire

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Claudine Dominique Ouattara is the current First Lady of Cote d’Ivoire, and founder of the Children of Africa Foundation, an organization which aims to assist distressed children in Africa not only through various charitable actions and donations, but also through sponsoring well-known and accountable charity groups. Claudine Dominique Ouattara was born on December 16th, 1953 […]

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Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma: Africa’s Newest Woman on Top

Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma: Africa’s Newest Woman on Top

| September 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

It’s indeed the century of the rise in leadership for African women! In January 2006, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf became the first woman to become African president (Liberia). The name Ngozi Nweala-Okonjo, the renowned Nigerian economist, garners respect among both men and women. And not too long ago, Joyce Banda made news when she became the second African woman to […]

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Sylvie Maunga Mbanga: The Woman Saved to Save

Sylvie Maunga Mbanga: The Woman Saved to Save

| August 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

As much as I like to listen to (and read about) inspirational stories of sacrifice and selfless giving, nothing makes me happier than when I actually get to write an inspirational story of sacrifice and selfless giving. For the last 4 years I have committed myself to writing about the stories of women who have […]

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Miss Sierra Leone USA: Meet Ruby B. Johnson-Kamara

Miss Sierra Leone USA: Meet Ruby B. Johnson-Kamara

| August 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

When I first met Ruby B. Johnson-Kamara in December 2011, it was to talk about her role as the founder and CEO of When You Believe Foundation. Little did either of us know that less than a year later the two of us would sit down again, in the same café, for another chat; only […]

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Koketso Moeti: Founder of Operation Rooigrond

Koketso Moeti: Founder of Operation Rooigrond

| July 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

She believes the world can be a better place for all of us if those who can afford it are more compassionate. She believes that one need not be rich in order to make a difference; one must simply be willing, generous and in touch with the world around them. She’s a dreamer and a […]

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2012 Afrikan Goddess Awards Keynote Speech

2012 Afrikan Goddess Awards Keynote Speech

| June 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Good evening.  I want to thank the Founder of Afrikan Goddess for inviting me to speak to you tonight at such a significant occasion.  I am humbly honored to be your guest speaker tonight, honoring African women. When I was asked to speak tonight, I wanted to find out more about Afrikan Goddess and what […]

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Mariama Mounir Camara-Petrolawicz: There Is Indeed No Limit

Mariama Mounir Camara-Petrolawicz: There Is Indeed No Limit

| May 10, 2012 | 7 Comments

She is the first African woman from the Republic of Guinea to grace the cover of Afrikan Goddess Magazine. She is a stunning African beauty with a heart of gold and she is our May 2012 feature for good reason. Mariama Mounir Camara-Petrolawicz is the co-founder of There is No Limit Foundation. And just as […]

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Out of the Ashes

Out of the Ashes

March 9, 2010 changed our lives forever. Any time I see pictures of my VJ, my heart skips a beat. My husband’s tearful face at 5.20pm that fateful Tuesday evening has been engrained in my memory. A myriad of emotions went through me as I tried to make sense of the reality that my beautiful […]

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When the Witches of Gambaga Came to Town

When the Witches of Gambaga Came to Town

| April 19, 2012 | 9 Comments

“Men use their witchcraft to protect their homes; Women use theirs to destroy.” Amina Wumba’s brother struck her. She gathered herself and then struck him back. That was the end of that spat. Oh so she thought. That night, her brother died in his sleep and Amina was accused of being responsible for his death. […]

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MacDella Cooper: The Angel Who Heeded the Call to Lead!

MacDella Cooper: The Angel Who Heeded the Call to Lead!

| April 19, 2012 | 5 Comments

She’s been called “Liberia’s Angel” and “Africa’s Angel.” Both seem like really exaggerated accolades until you hear MacDella Cooper tell her story, until you learn about her life and how she came so far from tragedy and pain. And once you hear what she has done with her life since then, you have no choice […]

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