Forbes’ Young Power Women of Africa

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  • Yolanda Sangweni
  • Marieme Jamme
  • Danai Gurira
  • Eunice Cofie
  • Jacqueline Chimhanzi
  • Kenya
  • 120712 global africa powerful women Redi Tlhabi
  • Swaady Martin-Leke
  • Leymah Gbowee
  • Cina Lawson
  • Lisa Opoku Busumbru
  • Juliana Rotich
  • Rainatou Sow
  • Maud Chifamba
  • Leila Lopes
  • Isha Sesay
  • Biola Alabi
  • Lorna Rutto

Danai Gurira — Zimbabwean Actress and Writer

A graduate of New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, Gurira is now one of the lead characters on the popular AMC show The Walking Dead. Some of her other acting credits include appearances on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Life on Mars, Lie to Me and Treme on HBO.

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