Tag: Graca Machel

Day of the African child to spotlight child marriages

Day of the African child to spotlight child marriages

| June 16, 2015

(GIN)—On the Day of the African Child—June 16—the African Union estimated that 58 million young women in developing countries will  have been married off before their 18th birthday. At the present trend, by 2020, 143 million girls would be married before age 18, an average of 14.2 million girls every single year. In South Africa, […]

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Summit leaders honor ‘accomplished African women’ at awards banquet

Summit leaders honor ‘accomplished African women’ at awards banquet

| June 16, 2015

(GIN)–This year’s focus on accomplished women was not totally overlooked at the African Union Summit despite its preoccupation with the President of Sudan, migration, xenophobia and other pressing issues. An awards banquet was hosted by the African Union/Diaspora African Forum at the five-star Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton City, Johannesburg on Friday. The presentation categories were […]

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Winnie Mandela lays claim to Madiba’s estate, opening old wound

Winnie Mandela lays claim to Madiba’s estate, opening old wound

| December 19, 2014

(GIN)—Last December, Madiba’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and his last wife, Graca Machel, were seen comforting each other in the wake of the statesman’s death. The warmth has cooled, if not frozen over, as Winnie opens a court fight for the estate of the former president, the validity of the will, and the legitimacy of the […]

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Resistance leader Samora Machel—‘statesman and soldier’

Resistance leader Samora Machel—‘statesman and soldier’

| October 24, 2013

(GIN)—Twenty-seven years after his death, the celebrated leader of Mozambique and its first president, Samora Machel, remains a symbol of resistance and hope Machel—who died on Oct. 19, 1986—was called a thoughtful and decisive leader who died too soon. He died in a plane crash while on his way back from the Lusaka summit in […]

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