Rwanda

Oct 08 2008 | 2 comments |

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Some cool news from Rwanda last week that hasn't been reported much. The small African nation now officially has the largest female majority parliament---in the world! The Speaker of the House is also a woman, Ms Mukantabana Rose and all were sworn in by President Kagame.

So, Rwanda is also the first African country to meet the 50% quota requirement for women. Cool.
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  • Posted by Ms. R on October 09, 2008

    For centuries Africa (as a whole) has lead the way in many disciplines/areas of society. So no surprise there!
    Here is hoping the makeup of parliament, enables positive change!

  • Posted by solomonsydelle on October 15, 2008

    That is incredible news. Thanks for sharing it!

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