This year was set up to be one of the most daunting in the political arenas anywhere in the world as a result of the coronavirus which had an impact on political organization, government policies as well as public perception of politicians.
Of course, these were some challenges politicians had to overcome, and those who could not show ingenuity and passion usually received the backing of their populace. The period of the pandemic was a natural selector of a sort for the politicians who could stand up to the demand.
In many ways, this was the time, more than any other in recent history, that the nature of things required politics to be a chore of service. The needs and wants of the people were different but catering to the millions of calls was non-negotiable.
Women who were in places of power came to this challenge with the burden of struggling to be seen for the ability and capacity. For Black women, especially in the Western hemisphere, this task was doubly arduous.
We at Face2Face Africa would like to congratulate and celebrate five of the most successful women in the field of politics, whether in their countries or transnationally.