Most African nations have not fully adopted democracy into their politics and women representation remain low, while men hold more political influence.
Some female politicians have managed to established themselves as great influencers over the masses in different African countries. The continent has already had female presidents and more women are following in their steps.
There remains a lot of catching up to do, but here’s a collection of amazing women who have held important positions of political power in Africa:
(This slideshow was first published on April 11, 2014)
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