Year of the Woman: African Women’s Decade Year Two

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  • Joyce Banda
  • Leymah Gbowee
  •  Lindiwe Mazibuko
  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  • Ory Okolloh
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
  • Serkalem Fasil
  • Juliet Ehimuan
  • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
  • Fatou Bensouda

Joyce Banda

As the second year of the African Union’s African Women’s Decade comes to a close, BET.com looks at some of Africa’s most formidable women.Naeesa Aziz

Malawi president Joyce Banda stepped up to the helm of her country after the sudden death of former President Bingu wa Mutharika in April and has already made her mark; successfully freezing the country’s anti-gay legislation.

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