In a South African study of the roles some of Africa's first ladies, three emerged as particularly influential. They were Janet Museveni, wife of Uganda's Yoweri Museveni; Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe; and Denise Nkurunziza, wife of Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza.
First Ladies in Africa - a Close Look At How Three Have Wielded Influence
The Conversation Africa, 20 May 2019
The role played by the wives of heads of state in Africa has been largely ignored. In a bid to contribute to this under-researched area we analysed the political role, influence… Read more »
First Ladies as political activists - Denise Nkurunziza, Grace Mugabe and Janet Museveni.
Grace Mugabe Interfered With Government Decisions - Report
New Zimbabwe, 22 May 2019
A recent study by a group of South African academics has confirmed the widely held view that Zimbabwe's former First Lady, Grace Mugabe used her proximity to the most powerful man… Read more »
Ever Wonder What Africa's First Ladies Do?
Deutsche Welle, 5 October 2018
US First Lady Melania Trump made the first official visit to Africa under her husband's presidency this week to promote child welfare and conservation. Africa has more than 50… Read more »
Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has denied claims that he promised former first lady Grace Mugabe a vice presidential post in exchange for her support in his bid to form ... Read more »
The Daily Monitor writer Daniel K. Kalinaki explores why there has there been so much criticism of the First Lady since she became education minister despite her decade-long ... Read more »
The U.S. first lady will highlight the work of the United States Agency for International Development in Africa, which focus on agriculture, health care, governance and climate ... Read more »
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