Forbes’ Young Power Women of Africa

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

Leila Lopes — Angolan 2012 Miss Universe

Lopes was crowned Miss Universe on Sept. 12, 2011, becoming the first Angolan woman to win the position, the fourth African to win the title and the second Black African woman to win following Mpule Kwelagobe from Botswana in 1999.

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