Tag: Graça Machel
There are thousands of African women creating successful businesses, leaving inspiration and change in their wake, and in a small way helping to uplift Africa's narrative. The five women below are making massive strides in their respective business sectors, changing their industries and improving business for other women in Africa.
African countries are emerging as global green energy leaders, although electricity constraints still hamper growth in many regions of the continent. The Africa Progress Report points to inequality in pricing and a need for greater investment.
A planned sequel to Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, will unpack the years when he was the president of South Africa. Mandela began the book in 1998 but was unable to complete it. Now a group of former senior advisers will finish the task for him.
With a life dedicated to universal education and ending child poverty, the wife of two of Africa's most revered leaders believes that we owe our children – the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear. Widowed twice, she fights on, knowing her work is not yet done.
"Madiba is an ordinary human being. He, himself, questions: 'Don't you think they are exaggerating all these things they are saying about me?' The reason the world puts him at that level is because we need to feel greatness, and goodness. Yes, goodness exists – greatness is possible, within a human being."
Graça Machel, Barack Obama, Jacob Zuma, Desmond Tutu, Nicolas Sarkozy, Tony Blair, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ... and thousands of grieving South Africans. View a gallery of images from the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on 10 December 2013.