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Winnie Byanyima: First African Director of Oxfam

Have you read this? Winnie Byanyima has become the first Africa Director of Oxfam. The news of Winnie Byanyima becoming the first African Director of Oxfam was amplified by BBC sometimes ago but is never too late to share, is it? 

As a teenager Winnie Byanyima fled to the UK, escaping from the repressive regime of Idi Amin in her native Uganda. She arrived with 300 dollars in cash – which turned out to be fake. But Winnie didn’t let that stop her. She graduated in aeronautical engineering – went back to Uganda to join the resistance – and ended up as an MP. After working with the African Union and the United Nations, she’s now become the first African director of the charity Oxfam.

2 comments on “Winnie Byanyima: First African Director of Oxfam

  1. Teddy
    18 March 2015

    Winnie is surely one woman to look up to.

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