Against Odds, African First Ladies Start Breaking the Mold
African first ladies gravitate toward complex social problems involving education, women's health, maternal mortality, women's economic empowerment and HIV/AIDS, writes Salem Solomon for VOA.
VOA, 5 July 2018
On June 17, former U.S. first lady Laura Bush penned an editorial in The Washington Post about revelations that the government had separated 2,000 children from their parents. Read more »
First Lady Jeannette Kagame joins fellow African First Ladies for the OAFLA high-level meeting held on the margins of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York.
Zimbabwe: First Lady Meets Widows, Orphans
The Herald, 4 July 2018
First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa yesterday met widows and orphans in Harare and expressed concern over how they were losing properties in inheritance disputes. Read more »
New Times, 4 July 2018
First Lady of Rwanda, Jeannette Kagame, on Tuesday inaugurated a multi-million complex in Nyamata, Bugesera district which will accommodate about 80 Intwaza - widows and widowers… Read more »
Kenya Presidency, 5 July 2018
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has underscored the need for increased partnership between the public and private sectors in the provision of quality and affordable healthcare. Read more »