Samia Nkrumah

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Birthday
23, 1960
Birthplace
Aburi, Ghana
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
23, 1960 (age 59)
Birthplace
Aburi, Ghana

About

She rose to prominence as Chairwoman of the Convention People's Party and was the first woman to chair one of Ghana's major political parties.

Before Fame

She was a bank clerk with the Bank of India's London headquarters and then pursued a journalism career for a time with Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram.

Trivia

She was hailed as "the new Mandela" by The Huffington Post upon her historic 2008 election.

Family Life

Her father was Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah, and her mother, Fathia Rizk, was Egyptian.

Associated With

She met with former U.S. president Bill Clinton at the XII World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in 2012.