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Feature - Africa's Women Take Charge
Alex Majoli
With the recent victory of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf as the President of Liberia, it is clear that women in Africa are starting to take charge. Johnson-Sirleaf is the first elected female leader in Africa's history. She and several other powerful female leaders are pushing to make new laws, change old attitudes and inspire others to follow their lead. Across Africa, women are often deprived of education, job opportunities, and the choice of a marital partner. Polygamy is widespread and rape is seldom punished. As a result HIV is skyrocketing. Most African women have no right to own property. These...

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LIBERIA. Monrovia. 2006. During the week of the inauguration...
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LIBERIA. Monrovia. January 23, 2006. Senators and representatives...
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NIGERIA. Lagos. 2006. In the Office Of NAFDAC (National Agency...
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NIGERIA. Lagos. 2006. In the area where all the products confiscated...
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NIGERIA. Lagos. 2006. A soldier from the escort of Mrs. Akunyili...
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NIGERIA. Lagos. 2006. In the area where all the products confiscated...
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RWANDA. Kigali. 2006. A young woman.
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RWANDA. Kigali. 2006. At a hair dresser.
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RWANDA. Kigali. 2006. TV.
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RWANDA. Kigali. 2006. A patient/victim of the genocide in the...
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RWANDA. Kigali. Hon. 2006. Kanakuze JUDITH, Commission of Budget...
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LIBERIA. Monrovia. 2006. Ellen JOHNSON-SIRLEAF, President of...
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LIBERIA. Monrovia. 2006. Ellen JOHNSON-SIRLEAF, President of...
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LIBERIA. Monrovia. 2006. Senator Jewel HOWARD-TAYLOR in her office....
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LIBERIA. Monrovia. 2006. Lois BRUTHUS. President of the Association...
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NIGERIA. Lagos. 2006. Dora AKUNYILI, Director of the National...
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RWANDA. Kigali. 2006. Aloysie CYANZAYIRE, Supreme Court President....
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RWANDA. Kigali. 2006. Lt. Col. Rose KABUYE, chief of protocol....
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NIGERIA. Lagos. 2006. Dora AKUNYILI, director of NAFDAC (National...
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RWANDA. Kigali. 2006. During the national commemorations on Heroes'...
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RWANDA. Murambi. 2006. Genocide Memorial. In the spring of 1994...
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RWANDA. Murambi. 2006. Genocide Memorial. In the spring of 1994,...
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RWANDA. Murambi. 2006. Genocide Memorial. In the spring of 1994,...
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RWANDA. Kigali. 2006. During the national commemorations on Heroes'...
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RWANDA. Kigali. 2006. During the national commemorations on Heroes'...
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RWANDA. Kigali. 2006. During the national commemorations on Heroes'...
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NIGERIA. Lagos. 2006. At the market.
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NIGERIA. Lagos. 2006. At the market.
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LIBERIA. Monrovia. 2006. During the week of the inauguration...
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LIBERIA. Monrovia. 2006. During the week of the inauguration...
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RWANDA. Kigali. 2006. Street scene.
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RWANDA. Nyamata. 2006. Victim of the genocide.
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RWANDA. Kigali. 2006. Woman walking.
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