Kenyan MP wins top African leadership award


By ABDIMALIK HAJIR
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Ijara Member of Parliament Sophia Abdinoor has won a top African female leadership award.

The award, which was given by Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Empowerment Foundation in Africa (Waele Africa), recognised strategic role the lawmaker played towards African women emancipation.

The accolade dubbed ‘Pride of Africa Women Award’ was given in Namibia during a summit aimed at strengthening political understanding of women’s role in conflict prevention, resolution and post-conflicts peace building.

The summit also seeks to develop an overall analysis of women’s traditional role in mediation and peace building in Africa.

The selection was based on case studies undertaken within Unesco special project on women and cultural of peace in Africa.

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