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Somalia appoints first woman foreign minister

Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon Said announced on Sunday the members of his new government and for the first time of the country’s history, a woman has been named as Foreign Minister. “After long discussions and consultations, I have named my cabinet which consists of only 10 members. Among them is a female foreign … Continue reading

It’s Mandela Day!

July 18 marks Nelson Mandela’s birthday. On this day, we celebrate the spirit of the legendary anti-apartheid icon and activist. People are encouraged to give at least 67 minutes of their time to make a change and do something positive. In recognition of Mandela’s years of public service, use the day to give, be kind, empower people … Continue reading

AU’s First Lady

After months of speculations and pronostics, the African Union has finally elected its first chairwoman during the 19th summit in Addis Ababa. Doctor Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, 63, succeeds Jean Ping at the  Commission of the African Union. A South African Politician ( member of the African National Congress) and Anti-Apartheid activist, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma started her career as the Minister of Health under … Continue reading