Meet Ilhan Omar, the First Somali-American Woman Running for Public Office in the U.S.

It’s not often that an East African woman gets elected to public office in the U.S. But that is likely to happen after activist Ilhan Omar made history on August 9th, 2016 by winning a fiercely competitive DFL primary in a Minneapolis House district. A victory that will probably lead Ilhan Omar to win the…

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Once a Somali refugee, she is now running as Somalia’s first female president

Some Ugandans have decided to show their support for Somali Presidential candidate Fadumo Dayib on Twitter using the harsh tag #Dayib4President and push for Somalia to elect its first female President. Fadumo, 43, has been a refugee having fled the violence in the horn of Africa nation. It was until she was 14 years old…

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The Grave Cost oF Enduring Hope For 218 #CHIBOKGIRLS

On May 18, 2016, the world received with astonishment and joy the news that one of the 219 Chibok Girls who had been held in the grips of the world’s deadliest terror group, Boko Haram, had been recovered. Although there appears to be some dispute over whether the now 19 year old Amina Ali was…

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Hand-Me-Down: African Women in their Grandmothers’ Clothes – in pictures

Joana Choumali’s portraits show modern African women swapping jeans for kente cloth – and diving into the dazzling cultural heritage of their families. See the full collection of images… Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Meet Mabel Suglo, the woman behind Eco Shoes

Eco Shoes is a Ghana based enterprise delivering progressive social outcomes. An ethical business, Eco-Shoes’ model is best known for its social responsibility, community consciousness, and its positive impact on the environment. The eco-friendly stylish and durable footwear is produced from old rubber tires, African fabric scraps, and other sustainably sourced raw materials –using old techniques for…

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African Women winning elections: Lessons for Hillary Clinton

Nelson Mandela once said, “If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don’t ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.” What Mandela meant is that there is a perception that countries besides the USA or Britain (and other global north countries) are not capable…

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