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Nigerian writer, Chimamamanda Ngozi Adichie is among the special speakers at the ongoing conference and photojournalism exhihit on women’s empowerment as the future of Africa at the Museum of the Quai Branly in Paris.

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The event hosted by Le Monde Afrique in partnership with the World Bankon strives to raise public awareness on gender inequality and draw attention to successful initiatives that have been proven to work to close gender gaps.
The event includes a photo journalism exhibit by award-winning photographer Stephan Gladieu, interviews, debates, short films and a musical performance – all focusing on the ever important topic of the role of women in the development of Africa.

Other Special speakers include Makhtar Diop, Leymah Gbowee, Erik Orsenna and Magatte Wade as well as many others. Full text of her speech later.

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Source: LIB

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