Mauritius' newly-elected president joins a growing list of African female heads of state
This weekend Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, a biodiversity scientist, was sworn in as the sixth president and the first woman president of Mauritius, a small island nation off the cost of Madagascar
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCgv_HNoJrY[/embed] While Gurib-Fakim may be the first woman president elected for her country, she joins a growing number of women who have served as heads of state on the continent of Africa
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