Fempo Interactive: Leadership in Africa

Welcome to Fempo Interactive where we pose problem questions, in response to which, readers can submit solutions.  This can help the women featured on this site as well as other aspiring politicians to deepen their reflection on some of Africa’s most intractable problems.  In this space, each month, we will present a problem question. We will compile the most thoughtful responses and publish them here. Let's get started.

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Eve Thompson
The state of women in African politics

In 2014, there were three African female presidents. Now there is one. Mozambique’s former Prime Minister Luísa Diogo and Malawi’s president Joyce Banda are no longer calling the shots in their countries. However, powerful women like Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma are still active in their countries or representing their countries to the world.

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Edher Numbi