Fadumo Q Dayib, Somalia, Politics Category Nominee

Senegal to Recognise and Award Excellent African Women

By Iminza Keboge and IC Publications
Published April 7, 2017

Tabitha Karanja, Kenya, Business Category Nominee.The second edition of a pan African gathering that recognises and honours women is set for April 12-13, 2017 in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.

The New African Woman Forum shall be preceded by the unveiling of the winners of the New African Woman Awards.

New African Woman magazine, that is organising the event on the theme ‘Who Is Changing The Game?’, says it has received hundreds of ‘public nominations from across the continent and its Diaspora’ from which ‘the final nominees for the much-anticipated New African Woman Awards 2017’ have been gleaned.

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Fadumo Q Dayib, Somalia, Politics Category NomineeChosen in 12 categories, 68 groundbreaking women have made the final list which will now be adjudicated by a special panel of judges, and the winners in each category will be announced on 12 April at a Gala Dinner in Dakar, Senegal.

The new UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, Somalia’s first female presidential candidate Fadumo Dayib, Gambia’s doyen of democratic change, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the South African Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya and her fellow countrywoman, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, are some of the names that made the final list from the thousands of nominations received.

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New African Woman Forum to run in Dakar, Senegal.Organised by the pan-African bi-monthly, New African Woman magazine, the Awards – which celebrate and honour exceptional African women who have made a positive impact and contributions in their communities, and the continent at large, in the past 12 months – take place on the eve of the New African Woman Forum, which takes place at Dakar’s Terrou-Bi Hotel on 13 April.

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The New African Woman Awards and Forum, first held in London, England in March 2016 under the theme “Changing The Game”, were born from the ethos that launched New African Woman magazine nine years ago: to boldly and positively highlight, share and represent African women’s issues, on the premise that women are an indispensable element in Africa’s growth story, and to celebrate the women contributing to that change.

Rokhaya Diallo, Senegal, Media Category Nominee Here is the full list of the New Africa Woman Awards 2017 nominees from which the winners shall be announced on April 12:

New Africa Woman in Business
Jennifer Riria, Kenya
Madjiguene Sock, Senegal
Dr Nathalie Beatrice Chinje, Cameroon
Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch, Morocco
Tabitha Karanja, Kenya
Phuti Mahanyele, South Africa

New African Woman in Politics
Fadumo Q. Dayib, Somalia
Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, The Gambia
Nayé Anna Bathily, Senegal
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, South Africa
Monique Mukuna, Congo-Kinshasa
Amina J Mohammed, Nigeria

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New African Woman in Education
Noëlla Coursaris Musunka, Congo-Kinshasa
Oley Dibba-Wadda, Côte d’Ivoire
Graça Machel, Mozambique
Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Zimbabwe
Unoma Ndili Okorafor, Nigeria
Rapelang Rabana, South Africa

Rose Funja, Tanzania, Agriculture Category NomineeNew African Woman in Science
Anne Wanjohi, Kenya
Prof Aminata Sall Diallo, Senegal
Dr Helena Ndume, Namibia
Jessica O Mathews, Nigeria
Dr Ola Orekunrin, Nigeria
Dr Tebello Nyokong, South Africa

New African Woman in Finance
Binta Touré Ndoye, Togo
Bola Adesola, Nigeria
Lamyaa Gadelhak, Egypt
Stella Kilonzo, Kenya
Viola Llewellyn, Cameroon
Evelyne Tall-Daouda, Senegal

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New African Woman in Agriculture
Mame Khary Diene, Senegal
Maria Andrade, Mozambique
Kambou Lydie Rachel, Côte d’Ivoire
Rahab Kariuki, Kenya
Rose Funja, Tanzania
Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, Uganda

Vivian Cheruiyot, Kenya, Sports Category NomineeNew African Woman in Media
Amira Yahyaoui, Tunisia
Eloïne Barry, Guinea
Gina Din-Kariuki, Kenya
Uche Pedro, Nigeria
Zain Ejiofor Asher, Nigeria
Rokhaya Diallo, Senegal

New African Woman in Sport
Caster Semenya, South Africa
Diknesh Tamiru, Ethiopia
Fatma Samoura, Senegal
Isha Tejan-Cole Johansen, Sierra Leone
Tegla Loroupe, Kenya
Vivian Cheruiyot, Kenya

New African Woman in Arts & Culture
Aïssa Dione, Senegal
Esther Mahlangu, South Africa
Lupita Nyong’o, Kenya
Olfa Terras Rambourg, Tunisia
Sophie Zinga, Senegal
Joan Okorodudu, Nigeria

Joan Okorodudu, Nigeria, Arts and Culture NomineeNew African Wo man in Civil Society
Chief Theresa Kachindamoto, Malawi
Francine Furaha Muyumba, Congo-Kinshasa
Hadiza Bala Usman, Nigeria
Salimata Lam, Mauritania
Theo Sowa, Ghana
Zainab Hawa Bangura, Sierra Leone

New African Woman on the Rise
Botlhale Boikanyo, South Africa
Emmanuella Samuel, Nigeria
Rebeca Gyumi, Tanzania
Ndeye Fatou Njie, The Gambia
Vivian Onano, Kenya
Sonia Mezzour, Morocco
Warsan Shire, Somalia
Jaha Dukureh, The Gambia

New African, an IC Publications magazine.New African Woman of the Year
Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie, Nigeria
Fadumo Dayib, Somalia
Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajang, The Gambia
Madjiguene Sock, Senegal
Thuli Madonsela, South Africa
Amina J. Mohammed, Nigeria


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