Antoinette Sassou Nguesso plays queenmaker for African first ladies

The Congolese first lady Antoinette Sassou Nguesso.
The Congolese first lady Antoinette Sassou Nguesso. © Vincent Isore/IP3 Press/MaxPPP
The Organisation of African First Ladies, originally launched to fight AIDS, planned in 2019 to add development to its remit. But Covid-19 put a stop to that project. Its new president, the Namibian first lady Monica Geingos, is now hoping to find new impetus, as another organisation led by Nigeria's Aisha Buhari is trying to compete with it. [...] (651 words)
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