African women politicians in Europe

June 27, 2009 § 3 Comments

The media (African/African American?) has missed highlighting – as a group – a bunch of African women that are making a lot of progress in Europe in their political careers and serving to show their capability while opening doors for others. We have been so focused on our news here in the US that we sometimes forget that there are milestones being made by others elsewhere. So this is a mention of some of the women (I’m sure there are many more) in European politics…..interestingly most of them (perhaps all mentioned here are moderate conservatives or conservatives – of course this has distinction from republicanism in the US and refers more to old definitions !)

Nyamko Sabuni (Congo) - Minister for Integration and Gender Equality, SWEDEN

Nyamko Sabuni (Congo) - Minister for Integration and Gender Equality, SWEDEN

Rama Yade (Senegalese) - Secretary of State for Human Rights, FRANCE

Rama Yade (Senegal) - Secretary of State for Human Rights, FRANCE

Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Somali) - was member of the House of Representative in Holland

Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Somali) - was member of the House of Representative in Holland

Seybah Dagoma (Chad) - was running for one of elected offices in Paris

Seybah Dagoma (Chad) - recently ran for one of the elected offices in Paris, France

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§ 3 Responses to African women politicians in Europe

  • nollywoodforever says:

    Very interesting… I only knew about Ayaan Hirsi Ali because of her book infidel!

  • ageorgegal says:

    I’ve mentioned all of the sisters, except for Seybah on the Black Women in Europe blog. Now I can correct that. And don’t forget about Diane Abbot in London who is running for the leadership of the Labour Party. And you can find about about the sister who is a mayor in Italy, another sister in the Netherlands, Bene who has run for office in Ireland, and more on my blog.

    Keep up the good work!

    Black Women in Europe
    http://blog.blackwomenineurope.com

  • abdoulayebah says:

    I am writing a post on the exceptionnal adventure of political leading figures from the African diaspora in EU. This feature is of a great interest for me.

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