The following article covers a topic that has recently moved to center stage - at least it seems that way.

She was the first ever female head of state in Africa and has served as president of Liberia since her election in 2005.

AInternationally recognized economist Ngozi Iweala Okonji served two terms as Minister of Finance in Nigeria.

Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma was elected chairwoman of the African Union Commission in July 2012.

Though one of the youngest parliamentarians in South African history, Lindiwe Mazibuko, 35, is being considered as a future leader.

She was the first female vice-president of an independent African nation.

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