The Nigerian Herder’s Daughter Who Became UN deputy chief

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Mother of six Amina Mohammed rose from a humble upbringing in the Lake Chad region to become a government minister and the UN’s second in command

In a Twitter aside during his election campaign, Donald Trump dismissed the UN as “just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time”. For Amina Mohammed, the organisation’s new deputy secretary general, it is anything but.

Attempting to meet some of the world’s most intractable crises and developmental challenges head on is what drives the focused Mohammed, for whom battling against the odds has been a lifelong theme.

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Chi Chi O.
Chi Chi O.

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