Rwanda has launched a satellite named Icyerekezo, which will bring internet connectivity to students at Nkombo Island, in Lake Kivu. Rwanda wants to bridge internet connection in rural areas around the country.
On the 8th of March 2019, Ethiopian Airlines will celebrate International Women’s Day by having an all-women flight from Addis Ababa to Oslo. Ethiopian Airlines’ women professionals will be in charge of all aspects of the flight from flight deck crew, safety and security to air traffic control.
“Unplugged Zim” is a Zimbabwe-based arts organisation founded in 2013 by young entrepreneurs Chiedza Danha and Ellinah Chipumha, and its flagship music event property “Unplugged” has quickly grown into the country’s premier monthly entertainment event. The organisation’s work spans arts infrastructure development, event management and artist development. This is Africa caught up with the founders of the organisation.
Dr Wendy A. Okolo is the first black woman to obtain a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and the 2019 winner of the BEYA Global Competitiveness Conference award for the most promising engineer in the United States government.
Malawian Dr Ken-Keller Kumwenda and a team of local doctors, nurses and anaesthetists have carried out Kamuzu Central Hospital’s first ever brain tumour surgery. However, as the country does not meet the recommended surgeon ratio, does this present a career opportunity for the country’s youth?
Nike is undertaking another Nigerian collaboration after the success of the Nigerian World Cup and Wizkid “Star Boy” jerseys. The collaboration with “The NATIVE” magazine, headed by Seni Saraki, aims to pay homage to the country’s uniqueness.
The world’s first expedition in a boat made from plastic waste and flipflops is on a 14-day journey from Lamu, Kenya, to Stone town, Zanzibar. The Flipflopi-Clean Seas expedition aims to raise awareness of the dangers of single-use plastics.
Mining could be an enormous source of income for African women as even in lesser positions it pays better than other available work. However, women are barred from access to mining work due to restrictive cultural norms, taboos and gender discriminatory ideologies.
Kenyan international policy and development expert Naisola Likimani has joined SheDecides. This is a movement launched in reaction to the Global Gag Rule, which banned all American NGOs active in other countries from receiving US federal funding should they provide any abortion services, information or referrals to women.