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Meet “Mama Due Process”, Obiageli Ezekwesili, seeking to be Nigeria’s first female president
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Politics and Society Meet “Mama Due Process”, Obiageli Ezekwesili, seeking to be Nigeria’s first female president

Since independence from the British in 1960 Nigeria has never had a female president or vice–president. Oby Ezekwesili, a former World Bank Vice President, anti-corruption campaigner and one of the Nigerian status quo’s fiercest critics, is setting out to break the glass ceiling and occupy the highest office.

Ethiopia’s gender progressive cabinet which comprises 50% women
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Politics and Society Ethiopia’s gender progressive cabinet which comprises 50% women

Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created gender equity in Africa’s second most-populous nation by appointing a new Cabinet that is half female. The new Cabinet has less ministerial positions and more women in top security posts. Aisha Mohammed will be in charge of defence – the first woman to hold that position.

The rarity of White African Politicians’ involvement in African politics
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Politics and Society The rarity of White African Politicians’ involvement in African politics

Southern Africa unlike other parts of the continent has had a number of White government officials in post-colonial Africa. With Zimbabwe recently appointing Kirsty Coventry as Youth, and Sports Minister, we take a look at the rarity of White African politicians in many countries. We ask: Why do White Africans seem to be on the periphery of the political sphere?

African leaders have signed our mining wealth away
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Politics and Society African leaders have signed our mining wealth away

In most instances, Africa’s mineral wealth has been signed away to other countries by leaders who have signed terrible deals that enrich only themselves and not their country. However, the continent has some of the world’s biggest mineral reserves, and has a chance to be a major player in the value chains, but the risk of being exploited by industrialised countries remains.