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New African Woman Awards 2016 nominees announced

The New African Woman Forum Awards sets out to honour extraordinary women who have made significant achievements in their countries and communities.
New African Woman Awards 2016 nominees announcedThe awards are given across 11 categories: Business; Politics and Public Office; Education; Science, Technology and Innovation; Finance and Banking; Media; Sport; Arts and Culture; Civil Society; Rising Star; and New African Woman of the Year.

The winners, as voted by New African Woman magazine's readers, will be announced during the Awards ceremony on Thursday, 10 March in London.

The inaugural New African Forum and awards will take place in London two days after the International Women's Day (IWD), held this year under the theme: "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality".

The judging panel comprises Leila Ben Hassen, general manager, IC Publications; reGina Jane Jere, editor New African Woman; Onike Nicol-Houra, principal business development officer at African Development Bank; Amadou Mahtar Ba, co-founder and executive chairman AllAfrica Global Media and Member of UN Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment; and Dr Nkosana Moyo, executive chairman for the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS).

New African Women Awards Nominees


Business


  • Clare Akamanzi (Rwanda)
  • Marie Diongoye Konaté (Ivory Coast)
  • Olajumoke Adenowo (Nigeria)
  • Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch (Morocco)
  • Sibongile Sambo (South Africa)
  • Swaady Martin (Ivory Coast)

    Politics & Public Office


  • Ameenah Gurib-Fakim (Mauritius)
  • Amina J. Mohammed (Nigeria)
  • Bineta Diop (Senegal)
  • Fatima Haram Acyl (Chad)
  • Jeanine Mabunda Lioko Mudiayi (DR Congo)
  • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (South Africa)
  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (South Africa)

    Education


  • Bruktawit Tigabu (Ethiopia)
  • Elizabeth Akua-Nyarko Patterson (Ghana)
  • Maureen Maisha Auma (Kenya)
  • Naadiya Moosajee (South Africa)
  • Noella Coursaris Musunka (DR Congo)
  • Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg (Kenya)

    Science, Technology & Innovation


  • Chinwe Ohajuruka (Nigeria)
  • Habiba Bouhamed Chaabouni (Tunisia)
  • Jamila Abass (Kenya) * Sara Menker (Ethiopia)
  • Thérèse Izay Kirongozi (DR Congo) * Winnifred Selby (Ghana)

    Finance & Banking


  • Arunma Oteh (Nigeria)
  • Hela Cheikhrouhou (Tunisia)
  • Najwa El Iraki (Morocco)
  • Omokehinde Ojomuyide (Nigeria)
  • Sipho S. Moyo (Zimbabwe)
  • Viola Llewellyn (Cameroon)
  • Viviane Bakayoko (DR Congo)

    Media


  • Dounia Ben Mohamed (Tunisia)
  • Eloïne Barry (Guinea)
  • Lerato Mbele (South Africa)
  • Mo Abudu (Nigeria)
  • Mona Eltahawy (Egypt)
  • Yvonne Ndege (Kenya) SPORT
  • Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia)
  • Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria)
  • Cathy Phiri (Zambia)
  • Genzebe Dibaba Keneni (Ethiopia)
  • Habiba Ghribi (Tunisia)
  • Neku Atawodi (Nigeria)

    Arts & Culture


  • Amma Asante (Ghana)
  • Bibi Bakare-Yusuf (Nigeria)
  • Bisi Silva (Nigeria)
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)
  • Ellah Wakatama-Allfrey (Zimbabwe)
  • Nike Davies-Okundaye (Nigeria)
  • Uzo Aduba (Nigeria)

    Civil Society


  • Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode (Nigeria)
  • Debbie Ariyo (Nigeria)
  • Elizabeth Nyamayaro (Zimbabwe)
  • Kaleba Ngoie Kasongo (DR Congo)
  • Leyla Hussein and Nimco Ali (Somalia)
  • Obiageli Ezekwesili (Nigeria)
  • Toyin Saraki (Nigeria)
  • Zainab Hawa Bangura (Sierra Leone)

    Rising Star


  • Amy Jadesimi (Nigeria)
  • Anne Kansiime (Uganda)
  • Hannah Wanjie Ryder (Kenya)
  • NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe)
  • Vivian Onano (Kenya)
  • Zuriel Oduwole (Nigeria)

    Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of the New African Woman Forum Awards.
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