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Joyce Banda: Joins an Exclusive Club That’s Hopefullly Setting a New Trend in Africa

Joyce Banda: Joins an Exclusive Club That’s Hopefullly Setting a New Trend in Africa

| April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

When Malawi’s sitting president, Bingu wa Mutharika, died suddenly on Thursday, April 5, it was only natural that his successor would become his replacement. But, Malawians probably never imagined the day would come when their female vice president, Joyce Banda, would actually get to step into that role. It was merely ceremonial. Protocol.”Constitutional.” Well, it […]

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Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale: The Widow’s Warrior

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale: The Widow’s Warrior

| March 12, 2012 | 2 Comments

When I came in contact with Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale, a vivacious and determined woman living in Nigeria, I knew I had met a woman of great dedication and courage. She is our March goddess because she has so much fight in her and she is using that fight for a great and wonderful cause of […]

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African Women in Politics: An International Women’s Day Celebration

African Women in Politics: An International Women’s Day Celebration

| March 8, 2012 | 3 Comments

Written by N. Amma Twum-Baah and AdeOla Fadumiye Africa’s women have always been strong pillars in the community even though they are often lacking where it counts the most – on the state and national stage, helping to shape policies that affect their lives. However, in recent years, it has become increasing reassuring to see […]

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Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures!

Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures!

| March 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and the theme this year is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures! As part of our celebrations here at Afrikan Goddess and in the spirit of keeping with the theme, I traveled to Kenya, to the University of Nairobi, to chat with the representative group for women students on campus. The Women Student […]

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Janet Kataaha Museveni: First Lady of Uganda

Janet Kataaha Museveni: First Lady of Uganda

| February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is a refreshing change to come across an African first lady who is also a powerful politician. The nation of Uganda gets a two-in-one package deal in Janet Kataaha Museveni. The first lady is an elected Member of Parliament representing the Ruhaama County in the Ntungamo District, and she is also the Honorable Minister for Karamoja Affairs appointed […]

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The First Ladies of Togo: The Pursuit of Polygamy

The First Ladies of Togo: The Pursuit of Polygamy

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Obviously, the fact that there is no picture of a first lady is quite telling. The thought of one human male married to eight women can sometimes be hard to comprehend, however, it is the reality in many countries. It is tradition. It is culture. It is a way of life. And the president of Togo, President Faure Gnassingbe […]

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Lady Tekber Mint Melainine Ould Ahmed: The First Lady of Mauritania

Lady Tekber Mint Melainine Ould Ahmed: The First Lady of Mauritania

| February 7, 2012 | 4 Comments

The role of first ladies around the globe is changing. The position is increasingly being recognized as a powerful platform for change in a nation, especially where women and children are concerned. A first lady’s stance on topics that affect a nation, their roles as wives and mothers, and their fashion sense are scrutinized by […]

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Sheila Opoku-Agyeman: Demonstrating Love and Care for Orphans in Their Distress

Sheila Opoku-Agyeman: Demonstrating Love and Care for Orphans in Their Distress

| February 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

Have you ever paused from your busy life to ponder how you could help someone less fortunate than you live an easier life? Have you ever tried to heed that voice that says you have something valuable to offer the world outside of just living and breathing in it? Or better yet, have you ever […]

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Who Is South Africa’s First Lady?

Who Is South Africa’s First Lady?

| January 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

The Many Faces of South Africa’s First Ladies Who is South Africa’s official first lady? This is a question that begs for an answer, because the wives of South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, are numerous. Add to the mix his fiancées, girlfriends and rumored mistresses, and we are left pondering the answer to this million-dollar […]

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Dame Patience Jonathan: First Lady of Nigeria

Dame Patience Jonathan: First Lady of Nigeria

| January 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

Patience Jonathan, Nigeria’s First Lady, is a champion for the rights and growth of women. The coupling of her position and passion is a much – needed weapon in a world and society known as “a man’s world.”  She has consistently played roles in women’s empowerment starting when her husband, now Nigerian’s President Goodluck Jonanthan, […]

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