Women in power in Africa

There’s still a long way to go, but in certain African countries women have made great strides in economic and political empowerment.

History shows the continent has been home to some of the world’s most powerful African women.

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.

Some of them are at the front lines of leading their respective country’s on the continent as elected officials. Who are they? Africa.com has put together the first ever list of all African women leaders on the continent, from Presidents, to bank Governors.

Care to meet the women running Africa by country classification, click here.

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