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Akosua Hanson To Meet Barack Obama

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is a flagship programme of President Obama's Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI). YALI is a programme to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa.

Promising Ghanaian writer, activist and Radio/TV host Nana Akosua Hanson is set to be in U.S.A for a six week leadership programme which will be climaxed by a meeting with the President of United States of America, Barack Obama. Ms. Akosua Hanson will be joined by 39 other people who were announced by the US Embassy in Ghana to be this year's (2016) Mandela Washington Fellows.
 As a writer and activist, Ms Hanson's works are largely centred  on Pan Africanism and feminism.She runs a sexual consent workshop, dubbed ‘Let’s Talk Consent’ in high schools and universities in Accra, teaching the rules of consent, debunking misconceptions about sex and the effects of popular culture on gender roles and sexual relations as her way of addressing the problem of a rape culture in Ghanaian society.
Presently she writes for pan-African website, thisisafrica.me and curates a personal blog at darkmosaic.blogspot.com. She has published articles such as ‘Ebola and the Africa-hating Single Story’, ‘A Girl’s hopes for Women’s Day’, ‘Shashii, Ghanaian Twitter and Slut Shaming’; this includes short stories such as ‘Love is a Two-letter Word: Me’.

As an actress, Nana Akosua has graced the stages of the National Theater and the Efua Sutherland Drama Studio in plays such as The Seamstress of St. Francis Street, Vagina Monologues, A Raisin in the Sun amongst others. She is currently acting in a popular series, An African City playing the role of the latest returnee Adomaa. 
What you may not know about Akosua Hanson, is that, she is a sister to former Shatta Wale's manager, Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, popularly known as Bulldog. 
Akosua is currently studying MA/MPHIL degree in African Studies at the Universirty of Ghana with a prime focus on Gender and African Philosophical Thought
After the completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Programme, the young and passionate philosopher plans to promote gender equality and equity through her Consent workshops, radio, TV and theater.

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