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Gospel artist Etsegenet Mekonnen from Ethiopia talks about her music and her heritage

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)

Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim gave birth to her baby girl Maya

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)

New leadership for the Republic of Malawi

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) 

Ghanaian- American Leader Elizabeth Patterson on going to Cameroon this summer


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)

The gift Maya Angelou has returned home


Dr.Maya Angelou  in her younger years  (Photo: Facebook)
Statement from Dr. Maya Angelou's Family:
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