I am so Proud of my Aunt!!! - President Joyce Banda of Malawi is being hailed as a "new kind of African leader." Since taking office, she has established that she puts her country first, working to pull her nation out of economic crisis and refusing the luxuries of past rulers. She has also fought for freedom of press and challenged laws against homosexuality. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/malawis-joyce-banda-ushers-in-a-new-kind-of-african-leadership/2012/07/27/gJQAYIxyDX_story.html
A Harvard-trained lawyer, activist and blogger, Kenyan-born Ory Okolloh spearheaded the founding of Ushahidi, a revolutionary crowd sourcing utility that enables citizen journalists and eyewitnesses all over the world to report incidences of violence through the web, mobile E-mail, SMS, and Twitter. Earlier this year, Okolloh assumed a new position as Google’s policy manager for Africa, and she is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential women in global technology.
Malawi's Joyce Banda puts women's rights at centre of new presidency -- "You ask how I feel to be the first female president in southern Africa?" she said in an interview. "It's heavy for me. Heavy in the sense that I feel that I'm carrying this heavy load on behalf of all women. If I fail, I will have failed all the women of the region. But for me to succeed, they all must rally around."
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the 24th and current president of Liberia, and was the first female head of state to be elected in Africa. She was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 along with 2 other women for their non-violent struggle for women’s rights.
Numero quaranta: Her Excellency Dr Joyce Hilda Banda (née Mtila; born 12 April 1950) is a Malawian politician who was the President of Malawi from 7 April 2012 to 31 May 2014. She is the founder and leader of the People's Party, created in 2011. Fonti: Wikipedia.
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Indian police chief damned for suggesting chilli powder to foil rapists Comments follow brutal Delhi bus gang rape, which triggered protests across the country and demands for death penalty Jason Burke in Delhi guardian.co.uk, Thursday 20 December 2012