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African Women Heads of State

Africa.com defines Women Heads of State as women who have served as president or prime minister, including Heads of State and Heads of Government.  Women must have been elected or appointed since 1970 and served for a minimum of three months. Female monarchs are not included. Africa.com’s research identified the 22 women who meet these criteria.

Can you identify the country they served?

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1. Joyce Hilda Banda was President of what country?

Term in office: April 2012 – May 2014

Joyce Hilda Banda

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2. Mame Madior Boye was Prime Minister of what country?

Term in office: March 2001 – November 2002

Mame Madior Boye

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3. Catherine Samba-Panza was President of what country?

Term in office: January 2014 – March 2016

Catherine Samba-Panza

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4. Sylvie Kinigi was President & Prime Minister of what country?

Term in office: July 1993 – October 1993 and October 1993 – February 1994

Sylvie Kinigi

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5. Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda is Prime Minister of what country?

Term in office: July 2020 – present

LuísaRose Christiane Ossouka Raponda

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6. Agathe Uwilingiyimana was President & Prime Minister of what country?

Term in office: July 1993 – April 1994

Agathe Uwilingiyimana

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7. Maria do Carmo Trovoada Pires de Carvalho Silveira was Prime Minister of what country?

Term in office: June 2005 – April 2006

Maria do Carmo Trovoada Pires de Carvalho Silveira

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8. Maria das Neves Ceita Baptista de Sousa was Prime Minister of what country?

Term in office: October 2002 – September 2004

Maria das Neves Ceita Baptista de Sousa

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9. Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila is Prime Minister of what country?

Term in office:  March 2015 – present

Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila

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10. Luísa Dias Diogo was Prime Minister of what country?

Term in office: August 2004 – January 2010

Luísa Dias Diogo

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11. Elizabeth Domitien was Prime Minister of what country?

Term in office: January 1975 – April 1976

Elizabeth Domitien

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12. Samia Suluhu Hassan is Prime Minister of what country?

Term in office: March 2021 – present

Samia Suluhu Hassan

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13. Aminata Touré was Prime Minister of what country?

Term in office: September 2013 – July 2014

Aminata Touré

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14. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was president of what country?

Term in office:  January 2006 – January 2018

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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15. Rose Francine Rogombé was President of what country?

Term in office: June 2009 – October 2009

Rose Francine Rogombé

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16. Robinah Nabbanja is Prime Minister of what country?

Term in office: June 2021 – present

Robinah Nabbanja

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17. Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé was Prime Minister of what country?

Term in office: April 2011 – March 2012

Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé

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18. Sahle-Work Zewde is President of what country?

Term in office:  October 2018 - present

Sahle-Work Zewde

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19. Agnès Monique Ohsan Bellepeau was President of what country?

Term in office: March 2012 – July 2012 and May 2015 – June 2015

Agnès Monique Ohsan Bellepeau

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20. Najla Bouden Romdhane is Prime Minister of what country?

Term in office: October 2021 – present

Najla Bouden Romdhane

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21. Victoire Sidémého Dzidudu Dogbé Tomegah is Prime Minister of what country?

Term in office: September 2020 – present

Victoire Sidémého Dzidudu Dogbé Tomegah

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22. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim was President of what country?

Term in office: June 2015 – March 2018

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

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