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Alhanislam’s voice contributes to record $777m pledge

BORN in Borno State, poet and peace activist, Maryam Bukar Hassan, popularly known as Alhanislam, recently placed Nigeria on the world map when she penned a heartfelt poem called ‘Peace begins with me’ with Congolese Peacekeeper, Pacifique Akilimali to mark the 75th anniversary of United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping. She used the presentation to discuss the growing need for a global movement for peace and solidarity to heal a fractured world.

In furtherance of her activism, she also took center stage at the Reaching the Last Mile Forum under the patronage of HRH Sheikh Mohammed Zayed Al- Nahyan as a host country guest during the COP28 in Dubai.
Her commanding voice wasn’t just heard throughout the African literary scene, but by global leaders and philanthropists such as Bill gates, President of COP28 Dr Sultan Jabir, Senator John Kerry, President Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the UAE Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Prince Ziyab bin Mohammed bin Zayed, who gathered to address critical issues like climate change and disease eradication.

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