Content from our Premium Partner

Open Society Initiative for West Africa (Dakar)

Extraordinary Women in West Africa

The women portrayed here are not First Ladies or parliamentarians. They do not occupy the highest echelons of society, nor have great wealth. Yet they are extraordinary, because each of them, in her own way, affects positive change in her family, her community, and her country.

Photo: Osiwa

Jumama C. Varmah — Liberia

Photo: Osiwa

Safia Ibrahim — Niger

Photo: Osiwa

Jeannette Kebe Lamah — Guinea

Photo: Osiwa

Uduak Isong Oguamanam — Nigeria

Photo: Osiwa

Maah Koudia Keita — Senegal

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.