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Fiame Naomi Mata’afa - Picture by BBC
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
The gals behind Samoa’s first woman PM
There are fewer women in politics in the Pacific Islands than in any other part of the world, according to UN Women. But this year Samoa elected a woman as its head of government - only the second Pacific Island nation to do so - thanks in part to a...
Fiame Naomi Mata'afa is set to become prime minister
Monday, May 24, 2021
The woman who unseated Samoa's prime minister of 20 years
Samoa is set to get its first female prime minister, marking the end of unprecedented political drama in the small Pacific island nation of 200,000 people. On Monday, the Supreme Court finally validated Fiame Naomi Mata'afa's shock April election...
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Monday, April 19, 2021
The women that upended Samoa’s politics
Following last week’s election, Samoa’s long-time ruler could be displaced by the country’s first female leader. Samoa is home to one of the world’s longest serving leaders. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malilegaoi has been in power since 1999,...