Ladies First: Africa's Michelle Obamas

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  • 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
  • Chantal Campaore, First Lady of Burkina Faso
  • Maria da Luz Dai Guebuza, First Lady of Mozambique
  • Christine Kaseba, First Lady of Zambia

Janet Kataaha Museveni, First Lady of Uganda

Unlike most first ladies, Museveni also is a powerful politician in her own right. She is an elected member of Parliament and minister of affairs for Uganda's Karamoja region. Following a military coup in 1971, she was for a time a refugee, an experience that led her to found the Uganda Women's Initiative to Save Orphans.

(Photo: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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