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Political Polemic: African Leaders Make Critics Eat Their Words

Akyaaba Addai-Sebo


This time African Leaders have bitten the bullet and put their critics to shame by scoring a world-first as regards equal representation of women and men (gender mainstreaming) in the affairs of the African Union (AU). For, nowhere else in the world, whether at national, regional, continental, or even global level – has such a decision been taken – that the top echelons of an inter-governmental organisation, shall have a 50% representation of women and men. This is equal opportunity in practice.

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West Africa Review. ISSN: 1525-4488 (online).
Editors: Adeleke Adeeko, Nkiru Nzegwu, and Olufemi Taiwo.

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