Laws that prohibit women from inheriting the role of chief have been invalidated in South Africa and Namibia, but not in Lesotho. Senate Masupha is fighting for her right to wield the title hitherto held only by men.
Julius Malema, the leader of the South African opposition party the EFF, recently called for an integrated United States of Africa. The call received widespread support, but questions linger about the sincerity of Malema’s call and its practicality.
Frida Karani is culinary specialist in the US Navy, the 2016 US Armed Forces Chef of the Year and a Petty Officer 1st Class. She recently added being a winner in the popular Food Network show Chopped to her résumé.
Simukai Chigudu has won the prize for Best Doctoral Thesis in African Studies.
Nigeria is gradually taking the lead in setting up incubation and tech hubs where startups and young people develop software programmes and apps. Roar Nigeria, the first fully fledged university-embedded technology hub in West Africa, is training young tech experts and innovators – despite funding challenges.
South African opposition party EFF leader Julius Malema has called for the adoption of Kiswahili as Africa’s common language. Malema also called for a border-less continent, a common currency, and “a United States of Africa”.
Brigadier General Zakia Hussein Ahmed has become the highest ranking female in the Somali Police Force after recent promotion from her previous rank as Colonel. She becomes the first woman in the country’s police history to attain the rank.
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?