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Living legends: AU toasts 15 women of excellence

Fifteen women who have played a prominent role on the continent were celebrated as Africa’s foremost heroines.

At a gala dinner at the African Union (AU) Summit in Sandton on Friday night, Nelson Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, and Ghana’s former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, were awarded for their contributions to African society.