Graça Machel on Forbes’ cover of powerful women


Graça Machel, widow of South Africa’s ex-President Nelson Mandela, is on the cover of this month’s Forbes Africa as the magazine prepares to announce its list of the continent’s 50 most powerful women.

A prominent child rights campaigner, the 74-year-old was also once married to Samora Michel, the first president of Mozambique.

“People say I am powerful but I care more about being impactful,” she says on a quote on the cover.

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The magazine’s editor also tweeted the cover of Forbes Africa Woman, which it says features those on the list, described as “Africa’s most influential and impactful ceiling-crashers, movers and shakers”.

Ugandan Winnie Byanyima, who is head of UNAids, South African television presenter Bonang Matheba, Cameroonian entrepreneur Rebecca Enonchong and South African businesswoman Irene Charnley – are all photographed, dressed in red: View image on Twitter

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