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The woman who woke up the sleeping African Diaspora

Some women just transcend the biblical description of the virtuous woman. Her Excellency Ambassador Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, the former African Union permanent representative to the United States is one such woman. She is tall. Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao — file photo She is beautiful. Her heart is full of love. There is some enigmatic magnetism about her presence. …

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Kiko Davis is the only Black Woman in the U.S. with Her Own Bank

Meet Kiko Davis, the majority owner and stockholder of Detroit-based First Independence Bank, one of the top 10 largest Black-owned banks in the United States. This makes her the only Black woman in the country who owns a bank. During a 2018 interview with Rolling Out, she said that what makes her unique as an African American female leader is her ability …

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Ghanaian woman appointed to Facebook, Instagram oversight board

Human rights lawyer and Program Manager at the Open Society Initiative for West Africa from Ghana, Senegal and South Africa Afia Asantewaa Asare-Kyei has been appointed as Board Member to the newly created Facebook and Instagram oversight board. The Oversight Board will review certain content decisions by Facebook and Instagram and make binding decisions based on respect for freedom of …

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Meet Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women of 2020 according to Forbes

This is a first-of-its-kind Pan-African compilation of the continent’s leading women, drawn from business, politics, media, science, sports and public life, who are challenging the status quo and creating a trail on terrain where there was none. They are reshaping history, closing inequalities and pioneering new avenues of wealth creation and in turn, lifting others with them. Africa’s 50 Most …

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Ghanaian Fashion designer Sally Torpey changing the African Narrative through Fashion

Sally Torpey is the designer behind the SALLY TORPEY brands Oheemaa™ and the JAK Gentile Giant Collection which is in honor of the former president of Ghana John A. Kufuor. Sally combines her rich sense of design, culture, and heritage, along with inspiration from nature and her environment. She creates and produces simple, elegant, and sophisticated indigenous textiles and clothing …

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10 innovations by Africans changing lives – one is fiber optics by Dr. Mensah

10 innovations by Africans changing lives – one is fiber optics by Dr. Mensah

From individual achievements that have shaken major world pillars to feats attained by the synergy of forces, Africa and her inhabitants have shifted world paradigms many times. Some of these achievements were chalked in times long past, and others more recently but their ripple effects as it appears, would surpass even our generation, to influence posterity. Highlighted here are 10 …

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FIFA takes charge of CAF – Africa’s governing body – on eve of AFCON

African soccer

FIFA — world soccer governing body — in an unprecedented move on the eve of the Africa Cup of Nations, has stepped in to temporarily govern African soccer and accelerate the clean-up process. FIFA has placed secretary general Fatma Samoura in a new role running the sport’s governing body in Africa. As FIFA General Delegate for Africa for an initial …

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Dr. Cindy Trimm empowers 7th annual Woman of Character Conference

Woman of Character Conference

WOCC event flyer with some of the speakers The 7th annual 2-day Woman of Character Conference (WOCC) came to an end on June 8, 2019, after it kicked off at the Freedom High School in Woodbridge, Virginia (VA) in the United States (US). This year’s conference themed The Chayil Woman, started on the morning of June 7. Woman of Character Ministries, organizer …

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