Etsegenet Mekonnen is a musician, model, singer, songwriter, guitarist and arranger born in the city of Addis Ababa in the Federal Republic of Ethiopia. The highlights of her career include the release of her first album called YIMETAL, being a choir singer for the Oscar nominated song 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams, being a singer for the award-winning documentary "Get Together Girls" with Italian filmmaker Vanessa Crocini.
|Gospel artist Etsegenet Mekonnen (Photo: Mekonnen)|
Currently, there is an ongoing conversation, on whether Sudan will free Meriam Ibrahim or not. In the midst of this tragic situation, Ibrahim gave birth to a healthy girl named Maya. Meriam Ibrahim was forced to give birth with her legs shackled in jail, the Daily Mail reported. Please join us in our campaign Save Meriam Ibrahim.
|Proud father Daniel Wani is holding Maya, his daugther (Photo: The Daily Mail)|
Whenever there is a new and smooth political transition, we get very excited at WomenandAfrica.com! Two years ago, we were excited for the people of the Federal Republic of Somalia whose lawmakers have elected political moderate Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country's new president.
|Malawi's new President Peter Muthaika (Photo: Aljazeera)|
The Council for Young African Leaders (CYAL) has become an important part of my development as a young professional seeking to make a tangible impact on the African continent. Based in New York, CYAL’s mission is to cultivate leadership from awareness to action” by connecting young Africans to programs that promote cultural awareness, networking opportunities and economic development in Africa.
|Elizabeth Akua-Nyarko Patterson (Photo: Patterson)|
|Dr.Maya Angelou in her younger years (Photo: Facebook)|
Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace.The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with us.
-Guy B. Johnson
Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) May 23, 2014
Unless you live under the rock, you should know by now that the international community is upset because Dr.Meriam Ibrahim, a pregnant woman from Sudan is condemned to death because she refuses to convert to islam. Meriam, who currently carries in her womb another life, is a wife and a mother.
|Dr.Meriam Ibrahim standing next to her husband (Photo: Christian Post)|
Imagine yourself lying on a dying bed. Your broken body aches in pain. You have just survived a tornado who has wiped the foundation of your house and your city. Your husband, with whom you had two sons, a 9-year old and a 7-year old, has survived too. But your two sons did not.
|The tornado wiped the Smith's home (Photo: The Hodgepodge Darling)|
Girls compete with each other. Women empower one another.
Before I start, I want to point out the meaning of 'girl' in this quote around which this commentary is based. In my opinion, the term 'girl' refers to the 'child' in every woman. Actually, childhood should be one of the most beautiful times in every woman's life. That being said, let us go further in our discussion.
|Women empower one another. (FreeDigitalPhotos.net)|