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Here are the African Women on the 2020 BBC '100 Women' List

Grammy award-winning singer, Angélique Kidjo, humanitarian and activist, Ilwad Elman, and Booker Prize shortlisted author, Tsitsi Dangarembga, made the list along with many other phenomenal women.

The BBC has released its annual 100 Women list. The list is a global compilation of formidable and driven women who are change leaders in their respective fields. These prolific women have been actively working unceasingly despite a turbulent year following the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. Grammy award-winning Beninese singer, Angélique Kidjo, Somalian activist, Ilwad Elman and Zimbabwean author and activist, Tsitsi Dangarembga, made the list alongside with many others.

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Watch Ugandan Climate Change Activist Vanessa Nakate's Interview with 'Doha Debates'

Ugandan climate change activist, Vanessa Nakate, speaks about fighting climate change as an African, environmental racism and more in an interview with Doha Debates.

Vanessa Nakate is a leading climate change activist from Uganda. In spite of her continued valuable work in climate change as a young African, it was a viral photo faux pas that occurred earlier this year that made major headlines. The Associated Press cropped her out of a photo alongside American climate activist Greta Thunberg and other white activists at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In her latest interview with Doha Debates, Nakate addresses that incident, environmental racism and what climate change activism in Africa looks like compared to the West.

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