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Africa.com Special Report: Get to Know the Women Running Africa
An in-depth look at the women who hold high-ranking posts in Africa - from the continents’ first female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to bank governors like South Africa’s Gill Marcus, the first woman to hold the position in that country.
With a population of over 1 billion, Africa is the second-largest and second most populous continent in the world. Of the total number of people, more than half are female, with an estimated 56% between the age of 15-64. Many of them are at the frontlines of leading their respective country’s, some as elected officials.
Who are they? Africa.com has put together the first-ever comprehensive list to bring you the names and faces of the women running Africa, breaking it down into their various portfolios, and highlighting some of the most influential – including Nigeria’s finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
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