At only 19 years of age, the creator of the brand Head of State+, Taofeek Abijako, is presenting his 2019 spring/summer collection at New York Fashion Week.
The Abuja Light Rail gulped a total of $831 million, and was first commissioned in 2007 by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The newly launched light railway in Nigeria’s capital is the first light rail network in west Africa, and the first phase is now operational.
Googles Project Loon is using a network of balloons to provide internet connectivity. The technology is ideal in disaster scenarios and for facilitating connectivity to remote areas around the world.
Alvin Chitena believes that coding is an essential skill and he is sharing his knowledge with young people, hoping to equip them for a bright future. Chitena says: “Leaders who don’t understand the importance of technology hinder the advancement of tech spaces.”
Mauritius has been ranked in the top 20 of the world’s most peaceful countries in the 2018 Global Peace Index (GPI). In the 12th edition of the Index, Mauritius was ranked number 20 out of 163 countries. On the continent Botswana came second, and ranked 29 globally. Sierra Leone was ranked (35), Madagascar (38), Ghana (41), Namibia (43), Malawi (44) and Zambia (48) respectively on the Global Index.
Senegalese musician Akon has started his own cryptocurrency Akoin to compete with bitcoin. Akon intends to go beyond just creating a cryptocurrency, and he also wants to have a “A Real-life Wakanda”, a crypto-city run through cryptocurrency in Senegal
Brian Gitta, a 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer and the 2018 winner of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, proved that solutions can come from personal experience and our day-to-day struggles. After missing university lectures due to chronic malaria, Gitta developed Matibabu, a device that tests for malaria without a blood test.
The recent appointment of Siyamthanda Kolisi as the first black captain of the Springboks after 127 years, 478 tests and 60 white captains in South African rugby heralded a new chapter. Last week, Springboks prop Tendai Mtawarira became the first black South African to earn 100 caps. Is South African rugby becoming more diverse and inclusive?
Nthabeleng Likotsi is on course to establish the first black women-owned bank in South Africa. Her aim is for the bank to empower black female entrepreneurs with the financial support they lack. “I asked myself what it meant to be a young black woman in South Africa. Truth is that not much is happening for black women.”