Morocco's Salwa Akhannouch wins award for ' new African woman in business '

The Moroccan business woman Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch won the award for ' new African woman in business ', given by the pan-African magazine ' New African Woman ' during a ceremony that took place in Dakar.

The awards recognise, celebrate and honor African women who have exceptionally good impact and change in their countries and communities have made in the past 12 months.

The winners are selected by a special panel of judges from 68 candidates nominated in 12 categories, reports Moroccoworldnews.

The Gambian vice president Fatoumatta J.-Tambajan won the prize for ' African woman of the year '.

The price for ' new African woman in the civil society ' was given to Theresa Kachindamoto, which has more than 300 child marriages in her village in Malawi annulled, a feat that has played an important role in forcing the Government to ban child marriages in the country.

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