• Ellen Johnson Sirleaf dedicates $5M prize to women’s empowerment

    Former Liberian President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday accepted a $5 million prize for excellence in African leadership -- and said she'll use it to establish a center for the empowerment of women. Sirleaf, the first woman to be awarded the Mo Ibrahim Prize, gave her acceptance speech on the opening night of the Ibrahim Governance Weekend in Kigali, Rwanda.
    May 8, 2018
  • HOW THIS MODEL AND GENOCIDE SURVIVOR MASTERED THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS

    Model Nadja Giramata was just three years old when the 1994 genocide in Rwanda made her an orphan. In 100 days, between 500,000 and one million people — including Nadja’s mother, brother, grandmother and cousins — were slaughtered in a mercilessly swift and shocking wave of ethnic cleansing. Having survived the massacre, and a cholera-ridden refugee camp, she grew up in France before being scouted by a modeling agency in England. Today, a successful international catwalker, Nadja currently calls New York home. Here, she shares the remarkable story that landed her on the cover of “the issues issue” of fashion publication The Impression, devoted to spotlighting pressing world events, and what she’s learned about racism, division, forgiveness and healing.
    May 4, 2018