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Having a young sister has prepared me to mentor others /Avoir une jeune soeur m'a préparé à devenir un mentor pour d'autres personnes

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I will press for progress with African women / Je vais maintenant agir avec les femmes africaines

On this International Women's Day, I salute all women who are supporting me starting with my mother Mama Foumena who has always given everything she is and has in order to offer to the world the woman I have become. Along the way, a number of women stood by my side for years to take me to the highest level including Mama Estelle, Mama Rosalie, and Mama Susan. How can I forget the numerous female relatives, friends, and acquaintances whose words and actions made me better?

En cetteJournée internationale de la femme, je salue toutes les femmes qui me soutiennent en commençant par ma mère Maman Foumena qui a toujours donné tout ce qu'elle est et ce qu'elle pour offrir au monde la femme que je suis devenue. En cours de route, un certain nombre de femmes se sont tenues à mes côtés pendant des années pour m'amener au plus haut niveau, y compris Maman Estelle, Maman Rosalie et Maman Susan. Comment puis-je oublier les nombreuses parents, amies et connaissances dont les paroles…

Businesswomen Isabel dos Santos and Folurunsho Alakija are the top 2 female African billionaires

The number of African billionaires on Forbes 2018 list of the continent's richest rose to 20, with only two women: Isabel dos Santos and Folorunsho Alakija.

Isabel dos Santos is ranked as the ninth richest person on the African continent with a wealth evaluated to a net worth of 2.7 billions built on investment. The 44-year old billionaire and oldest daughter of Angola's longtime former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos is also the second youngest on the 2018 Forbes list.





Folorunsho Alakija is ranked as the fifteenth richest person and the second richest woman on the African continent with a wealth evaluated to a net worth of 1.6 billion built on oil. The 67-year old billionnaire is the vice chair of Famfa oil, a Nigerian oil exploitation company whose partners include Chevron and Petrobras. According to Forbes, the first company of the Nigerian businesswoman was a fashion label whose customers included the wife of former Nigerian Ibrahim Babangida. On Twitter, she openely shar…

Young African athletes make history at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics is a historic moment for Africa, which has been represented by eight nations: Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Togo, Morocco, South Africa, Nigeria.  For the first time since 1960, the world will see the largest number of African nations at the Winter Olympics, with Nigeria and Eritrea making their Olympic debut in 2018.

To honor their achievement as Olympic athletes and representatives of the African continent, this post will put a spotlight on the 12 Olympic athletes who beat the odds and paved the way for future generations of African athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

[Eritrea] The alpine skier Shannon-Obgnai Abeda was born and raised in Canada from Eritrea parents who fled oppression; the Olympic athlete grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, CBC reported. He was the only Olympian to represent Eritrea.

"I have grown up here with a lot of friends who are Canadian but I also have that connection inside to who I am as…

African women also deserve to be landowners

Across the African continent, millions of people live out of their farm activities. African women, who are the backbones of their communities, are overwhelmingly found in large numbers within the agricultural sector.

If you've any doubt, I invite you to take a tour of a local African market to see the number of women who are selling goods there. For many, this may be common sense to see women selling food items at the local market. The question is: Do rural women actually benefit from their hard work in the agricultural section?

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) provided an online fact sheet titled "Women, agriculture, and development" for Cameroon. In this 1992 fact sheet, different points are highlighted such as the importance of agriculture in the Cameroonian economy.

 Since the laws regarding women can be discriminatory in some countries, it's important to note that the Cameroonian government secured women's rights in the matter of land ownership. …

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