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ARISE magazine 100 Dynamic Women series with its first list on Dynamic Women — highlighting 100 influential women whose work shapes modern Africa.


ARISE magazine has launched its ARISE 100 series with its first list on Dynamic Women — highlighting 100 influential women whose works and actions across a gamut of disciplines, including politics, fashion, the arts, entertainment, sport and activism are shaping modern Africa today. 

The roll call includes such inspirational women as Nkosazana DlaminiZuma (chair of the African Union), Dambisa Moyo (economist), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (President of Liberia), Iman (entrepreneur and supermodel), Leymah Gbowee (peace activist), Franca Sozzani (Editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia), Joyce Banda (President of Malawi), Fatou Bensouda (chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court), Angélique Kidjo (singer and campaigner), Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie (actresses), Oprah Winfrey (media mogul);,Sarah Brown (campaigner) and Melinda Gates (philanthropist).

Do you agree with the list? Who would you add or remove? Tell us in the comments.

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Former President of Botswana Ian Khama Condemns Zimbabwean Government

Former Botswana President Ian Khama has condemned Zimbabwe's government and joined solidarity with #ZimbabweanLivesMatter.

Former President of Botswana, Ian Khama, has condemned Zimabwe's Zanu PF-led regime in a voice recording broadcasted by eNCA. Khama, known for being outspoken, has critiqued Zimbabwe's violent treatment of journalists and civilians. He voiced out concerns about alleged recent human rights violations which Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa continues to deny. The voice recording follows after southern African states' representatives hosted a webinar to critically discuss political affairs in the region.

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