Africa’s Daughters Are Gems
By Akinyi Princess of K’Orinda-Yimbo
“Place Africa in the hands of the African womenand the continent would leave the rest of the
world way behind.” APKY in DARKEST EUROPE AND AFRICA’S NIGHTMARE: A
CRITICAL OBSERVATION OF NEIGHBORING CONTINENTS
The whole world knows about them – the mighty daughters of Africa such as Wangari Maathai, the environmentalist and political activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. Two other daughters of Africa have won the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award which is a biennial event that was started by the city of Nuremberg in 1995, attended by an international audience and by invitation only. On each occasion when my sisters were awardees, I clapped my hands in the Opera House until my palms were ready to produce sparks, shouting Bravo! Bravo! for the duration of the standing ovations, the veins snaking down my neck, as I’ve been informed. Since the founding of the award, there have been nine awardees, five men (two of them jointly for their engagement in fostering a better understanding between Israelis and Arabs) and four women. Two of the women are daughters of Africa – Fatimata M’Baye from Mauritania in 1999 and the 2007 award went to Rwandan Eugénie Musayidire.
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