In Madrid, patients receive Janssen Covid-19 vaccine
02 May 2021 | 8:47 am
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Chief Executive officer, Dangote Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou Speaking on Women Working For Change |Panel on From 300 to 3,000: What if tomorrow's African champions were women? She spoke at the ongoing Africa CEO forum in Abijdan, Coted'lvoire. Women represent an untapped economic opportunity on the continent, in sub-Saharan Africa alone, closing the gender gap could generate an additional $85 billion yearly.