Moving from her native Kenya to pursue a masters in Physics, Dr. Fridah Mokaya went on to join the University of Connecticut PhD program as the only black Physics PhD female (student) in her department but feels “coming from nowhere with no connections” worked in her favour
Can you imagine a better award like the “Knight Grand Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption” to be given to Arsène Wenger? Wenger will be honoured by the Liberian government for his contribution to African football. Do you think Wenger has done more for African football than any other coach?
Kofi Annan was the first UN employee to rise to the position of Secretary General but his tenure also had a darker side.
Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has died aged 80, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced. He “passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness”, the Foundation said.
Nigeria was jubilant recently when five Nigerian high-school girls were announced world champions at a tech competition in the US. Most importantly, this feat is sure to motivate and awaken a new generation of young tech champions in the country, writes Patrick Egwu.
Professor Loyiso Nongxa continues to set records. He has become the first African mathematician to be elected as the Vice President of the International Mathematical Union (IMU). He was also South Africa’s First Black Vice Chancellor of the University of Witwatersrand.
IIhan Omar gained international attention in 2016 when she became the first Somali-American to be elected to a state legislature. She has made history again by winning a Democratic primary in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, which could see her go all the way to Congress.
Today we celebrate remarkable news from South Sudan. Meet Amel Ajongo Mawut, South Sudan’s second female pilot at just 20 years old. We wish her all the best.
11 year old Kenyan golfer Channelle Wangari is our WCW today. The Kenyan golfer participated in the US Kids Golf World Championship in North Carolina and earned her spot in the top 10. She is currently world number nine in Kids Golf.