Category Archives : Million.Africa

Madeleine Hamsétou Ouédraogno (Burkina Faso)

Coordinator at Koom Association Coordinator of an NGO which operates in rural areas with women and girls: number 5000 business areas literacy / education, agriculture, livestock, environment protection, health, rights and citizenship, culture of peace, communication for behavior change all that relates to the development of the vulnerable population in rural areas. Association aims the […]


Leymah Gbowee (Liberia)

Leymah Gbowee is a African peace activist acive in Liberia, also known as a “champion of peace”. Not only she successfully stopped the 2nd Liberian civil war in 2003, she was also rewarded a is Nobel Peace Prize because of organizing “peaceful and non-violent struggle to maintain the safety of women, and let women involve […]

Cecile Mukarubuga(Togo)

  Director, Green Village Foundation, Rwanda Brief Profile: Currently Gender Expert at Office of the President in Togo Former UNWOMEN and UNFPA Representative in West Africa countries Board Member of Peace Women Across the Globe (PWAG), Africa Sustainability Center (ASCENT) and Green Village Foundation(GVF) Having contributed to key publications of books and articles on peace […]

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (South Africa)

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, was born on November 3, 1955 in South Africa. In 1980, she graduated from the National University of Lesotho with a degree in social sciences. Afterward, she returned home and taught in a high school. In 2005, nominated by President, Mbeki’s, she became the first woman taking the place of vice-president of South […]

Winnie Byanyima (Uganda)

Famine Leader in Uganda – Winnie Byanyima   Whenever people talk about Africa, you may think of poverty, undeveloped, corruption, war, undemocratic. Although Uganda (of course is still under Yoweri Museveni’s ruling) has the above problems, its gender equality is out-standing among other African countries, and it is because of Winnie Byanyima.   Winnie was […]

Wangari Maathai (Kenya)

In 1940, Wangari Maathai was born in village of Ihithe, Nyeri District of Kenya. She was a Kenyan environmental and political activist. She was also the founder of “Green Belt Movement”, which is an environmental and non-governmental organization focusing on planting trees. In 2004, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize because of her great […]


Bernice Dapaah (Ghana)

  Written by Bernice Dapaah As an alumni of Harvard University Executive Education Program and aYoung Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Bernice Dapaah is a young Ghanaian rising social entrepreneur. She holds a Diploma in Human Resource Management and Marketing from the Institute of Commercial Management UK and Bachelors in Business Administration from the Christian […]

Immaculée Ilibagiza (Rwanda)

  Surviving genocide Photo by The Moon Magazine Originally published on The Moon Magazine Immaculée Ilibagiza was a 22-year-old engineering student at the National University of Rwanda in 1994 when life as she had known it came to a horrific end. Over the course of approximately one hundred days following the assassination of Hutu president […]



Jane Wanjiru Muigai Kamphuis (Kenya)

  Our sisterhood is global Photo by The Moon Magazine originally published on The Moon Magazine   I first learned of Jane Wanjiru Muigai Kamphuis watching the HBO documentary, A Small Act. The film told the story of Chris Mburu—Jane’s cousin—whose primary education in a rural village in Kenya was sponsored by a woman he’d […]