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Lupita, Mugo, Okolloh among Africa’s 50 most influential women

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Lupita,MugoLupita Nyong’o, Federation of Kenya Employers Executive director Jacqueline Mugo and activist Ory Okolloh are among Africa’s 50 most influential women.

A French magazine, Juene Afrique, recognised the three women for their contributions to leadership, the economy and governance.


Lupita, 31, made the list for appreciating her roots thereby inspiring African women across the world, and for her roles in Hollywood films.

She was also recognised for her influence on the millions of followers on her social media accounts.

Okolloh was honoured for contributing to the fight against corruption in Africa, evolving governance and promoting entrepreneurship.

She is the Director of investments at South Africa’s Omidyar Network, co-founder of the Ushahidi crisis information platform and founder of the Mzalendo website.Activist Ory Okollo. Photo/FILE

Mugo was named for her role in the employers’ body and for pursuing a safe environment in which the government does not interfere with African entreprises.

Others on the list are ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Tanzanian Genevieve Sangud, African visage of the Carlyle Group and Mozambique former First Lady Graça Machel.



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