Ladies First: Africa's Michelle Obamas

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  • Chantal Campaore, First Lady of Burkina Faso
  • Maria da Luz Dai Guebuza, First Lady of Mozambique
  • Christine Kaseba, First Lady of Zambia
  • Salma Kikwete, First Lady of Tanzania
  • Sia Nyama Koroma, First Lady of Sierra Leone
  • Janet Kataaha Museveni, First Lady of Uganda
  • Roman Tesfaye, First Lady of Ethiopia
  • Nompumelelo Zuma, First Lady of South Africa

First Ladies Club

Michelle Obama is perhaps the most celebrated Black woman serving as a first lady, but not the first. Several African first ladies will join Obama and former first lady Laura Bush in Tanzania July 2-3 for the African First Ladies Summit. Read here to learn of their accomplishments and the many contributions they make to their nations. — Joyce Jones

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