First Ladies

First Lady of the United StatesMichelle Obama


View videos of her on YouTube, read her speeches and about the work she is doing on the White House website, and read about her from a wide selection of books and magazine listed below. You can also find your own keepsake to have, including musical tributes and more.

First Lady of ZambiaThandiwe Banda
First Lady of Zambia

Read the latest news on her work and travels, as well as her background and ambitions.

First Lady of Sierra Leone – Sia Karoma

Read about Sia Karoma’s background, WISH FLAXIS and initiatives, speeches, and news of her work and travels.

First Lady of Mali – Madame Touré Lobbo Traoré

Madame Touré Lobbo Traoré

Ms. Toure Traore Lobbo leads a very active community life:

Delegate President of the Foundation for Children’s Fund (EPF).

Member of the Association of Midwives of Mali

Member of the Association of Sickle Cell Disease Patients of Mali.

Honorary President of the Association for Social Development of Women and Children (ADSFM).

Madame Touré Lobbo Traoré

First Lady of Cameroon – Chantal Biya

Chantal Biya

Chantal Biya was born in Dimako, East Province, to French expatriate Georges Vigouroux and Miss Doumé pageant winner Rosette Ndongo Mengolo. Chantal Biya spent her adolescence in Yaoundé. She married President Paul Biya on 23 April 1994, after his first wife, Jeanne-Irène Biya, died in 1992. Chantal Biya has established several charitable organisations. Among them are African Synergy, which pursues various HIV/AIDS initiatives, and the Chantal Biya Foundation (French Fondation Chantal Biya). She hosted the original First Ladies Summit in Yaoundé during the 1996 Organisation of African Unity summit. Her Jeunesse Active pour Chantal Biya is an organ of her husband’s Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement.

First Lady of the Republic of Tanzania – Mama Salma Rashid Kikwete

Mama Salma Kikwete

Among a lot of community projects that she attends,promotes and fascillitates in Tanzania, she’s the founder and chair of WAMA (Wanawake na Maendeleo), a non- governmental, non-profit organization that she founded in October 2006 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The main goal of the organization is to improve the life standard of women, girls and other vulnerable children through promoting them to access to education, health service: adolescent and sexual reproductive, maternal and infant, and capacity building for economic empowerment.

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