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Jeannette Kagame: First Lady of Rwanda

| February 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s been eleven series since we first featured our first African First Lady at the beginning of 2012. Since then, we have garnered quite an impressive list of stories into the private and public lives of some of Africa’s most powerful women, including the causes that are dear to their hearts.  What we have found […]

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Mialy Rajoelina: First Lady of Madagascar

| September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

While researching the first lady featured this week, I was personally overjoyed to find that she not only is a first lady who embodies the ideal of today’s African woman, but she is also the youngest first lady on the African continent – in her mid-thirties. She is us! (The main AFRIKAN GODDESS MAGAZINE demographic […]

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Claudine Dominique Ouattara: First Lady of Cote d’Ivoire

| September 12, 2012 | 6 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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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

| 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

| 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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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

| 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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Lucy Muthoni Kibaki: First Lady of Kenya

| January 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lucy Muthoni Kibaki is a controversial first lady, there is no doubt about that. But with every stormy figure, there is always something positive lying below the surface of that tough and turbulent exterior. For Lucy Kibaki, wife of Kenya’s president, Mwai Kibaki, that ray of sunshine peaking through her stormy temperament is her devotion […]

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Ana Paula dos Santos: The First Lady of Angola

| January 9, 2012 | 3 Comments

Leadership and fame come with their very own bag-loads of public applause and criticism, and Ana Paula dos Santos, First Lady of Angola, has lived with her share of both. She is applauded on one end for her dedication to tackling the burning problems of the Angolan nation with special emphasis on women, children and […]

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