Various countries on the continent are encouraging young boys and girls to learn robotics. Namibia’s first robotics school, ROBOTSCHOOL, will be launched, in June this year by Bjorn and Kirstin Wiedow.
Christian Aid, the official relief and development agency of 41 British and Irish churches, has appointed Amanda Mukwashi, a woman of Zambian descent, as its new chief executive.
A special event was hosted by Rhodes University in Johannesburg in honour of singer Yvonne Chaka-Chaka and Justice Dikgang Moseneke at the university’s 114th graduation ceremony.
We found that even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads.
It’s not everyday we hear of a success story of a child soldier who ends up being an accomplished international entrepreneur with a thriving enterprise. Kerbino Wol’s story is an inspiration. Wol is a South Sudanese philanthropist and entrepreneur committed to building a peaceful society in his home country.
Marylove Edwards is Nigeria’s young tennis champion focused on emulating the great Serena Williams. Although many have started referring to her as the “Nigerian Serena”, the 13 year-old who is currently at the prestigious IMG Academy, in the U.S. says “I love Serena, I love her style, I love the way she plays. But I’d love to be myself, just Marylove Edwards.”
Maintaining its status as a technological hub, Kenya now houses the fourth outsourced Microsoft testing centre, joining others based in India, China and Poland.
The Nigerian Police Force is rarely in the news for good public service. Julius Adewale Adedeji, the Superintendent of Police, State Intelligence Bureau received the Human Rights Personality Award from the U.S. Embassy. Adedeji is said to have never taken a bribe, and he is being celebrated as Nigeria’s “most dedicated police officer”.
President Sirleaf was awarded the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership for her post-conflict consolidation of Liberia’s democracy. In her speech in Kigali, Rwanda she spoke on how patronage and patriarchy prevented women and youths from participating in politics.