We celebrate two African women who were elected as judges at the International Criminal Court. The two judges, Judge Reine Alapini-Gansou from Benin Republic and Judge Solomy Balungi Bossa from Uganda were sworn in as judges at the ICC, along with four other judges. The judges will serve a 9 year term.
Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji from Nigeria has been elected the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC). He will serve for three years as President of the Court. Two African judges will be heading international courts. Judge Ahmed Yusuf of Somalia is the President of International Court of Justice.
University of Cape Town Civil engineering graduate Tinashe Chipako won an award for his recycled urine project that could lead to less flushing and more water conservation. The project investigated the feasibility of implementing waterless urinals on UCT’s upper campus, and also revealed that tons of fertiliser could be made from urine collected on campus.
Owura Kwadwo, a teacher from Kumasi, Ghana teaches I.C.T. without computers. In an effort to make his students understand computer lessons, he drew a Microsoft Word format on the chalkboard. Cameroonian entrepreneur Rebecca Enonchong tagged Microsoft on Twitter to assist, and Microsoft has said it will equip Kwadwo with a teaching device.
Fresh from her exceptional performance as Nakia, the love interest of King T’Challa in the record-breaking movie Black Panther, Nyong’o is set to appear in the film adaptations of Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah and Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime.
Seven year-old Emmanuella Samuel, popular for the comedy skit “This is Not My Real Face Oh” has landed a Disney acting role. The young comedienne has gained a large following throughout the world. We wish her all the best in her career.
Rising African cycling star Joseph Areruya, 22, has made history as the first Rwandan to win the biggest cycling race on the UCI-Africa Tour, the La Tropicale Amissa Bongo, which concluded in Gabon on Sunday. The Rwandan is the third African to win the Tropicale and the first to achieve this performance with the jersey of his national team. Congratulations on the remarkable feat.
Today we celebrate yet another remarkable feat by Capt Aluel Bol Aluenge, South Sudan’s first commercial pilot who has risen to the position of Captain. Aluenge was recently made a Captain flying for Delta Air Lines. We wish her the best in her aviation career.
Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf from Somalia has been elected as the 25th President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a term of three years. He is the third African to hold that position. Congratulations on the appointment.