Focus on 75 brilliant women jurists of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Lawyers or magistrates, these brilliant Congolese jurists, evolving in the DRC or abroad, known or less known, carry out exceptional work to improve social justice in their daily environment. Below is a non-exhaustive list of 75 women law specialists. The ranking has been done randomly and the position on this list is not synonymous of […]

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100 Outstanding Female Executives in the African Oil and Gas Industry

The global oil and gas sector has been a male-dominated industry for many years. According to a study conducted by McKinsey in 2020, women make up just 15% percent of the world’s oil and gas workforce; 17% of the power and utilities sector and 32% of the renewable energy workforce. In Africa and the Middle […]

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Focus on 100 personalities from Portuguese-speaking Africa

Africanshapers dedicates a special report to Portuguese-speaking Africa, this “other Africa”, which is sometimes forgotten. The African countries with an official Portuguese language (PALOP) are Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe and Equatorial Guinea, which in 2011 added Portuguese as a third official language, in addition to Spanish and French. Below is […]

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30 Women Leading Countries and Cities in Africa

The exercise of political power and the management of a nation’s affairs are still largely the prerogative of men on the African continent. Nevertheless, some significant progress has been made in recent years with the accession of women to the highest level of a nation, a government or a municipality. Today, Africa has two women […]

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8 female African founders and CEOs of business conglomerates

These powerful businesswomen have founded companies whose activities they have diversified over the years, making them benchmark companies in their fields. We put the spotlight on these influential and creative businesswomen who stand out on the African entrepreneurial scene Akiko Seyoum Ambaye, Founder and CEO of Construction Orchid Business Group PLC (Ethiopia)   Akiko Seyoum […]

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The “Immortals”, pioneers who have marked the history of Africa

To celebrate the international day of women’s rights, Africanshapers feels it has a duty to pay tribute to the “Immortals”, pioneering women in Africa, trail blazers who cleared the path for the current generation. Dead or still alive, little known to the general public, they paved the way for other women from their countries and […]

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13 young African lawyers who are shaking things up

Young, ambitious and determined, these lawyers are distinctive by having launched their own firms very early on, being pioneers in their fields or even combining their brilliant careers as lawyers with another fruitful professional occupation. These are their profiles.   Tebello Kutoane (South Africa), 29, founder of a law firm entirely owned by women A […]

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22 African women who lead the activities of tech giants on the continent

They are CEOs, general managers or hold high responsibility positions with tech and web giants on the continent. They supervise the activities of these technological multinationals in a country, a region, or throughout the African continent. These are their profiles.   Yacine Barro (Senegal), Managing Director of Microsoft for West and Central Africa, responsible for […]

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