In the near future, you will be able to organize, plan your life, and take important decisions by simply speaking into your phone. How? Google has the answers, Ayodeji Rotinwa reports.
Today we celebrate the academic excellency of Simukai Chigudu, a Zimbabwean scholar who has just been appointed Departmental Lecturer in Development Studies at the Oxford Department of International Development even before submitting his final thesis. Chigudu started out in Oxford by doing an MSc African Studies, before progressing to a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in International Development. Hats off to the African trailblazer.
Five Kenyan high school girls will be at the Technovation competition in California U.S. after they created an app, I-cut which seeks to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The girls are the only African team going to California to participate in this year’s international Technovation competition where they hope to win $15,000.
Food and culture are inseparable, and this is what Ikoyi, a restaurant on the streets of London is all about. Started by two friends with the aim of fusing Nigerian flavours to London’s, Jeremy Chan and Ire Hassan-Odukale wanted to bring a twist to their new restaurant by creating a blend of African cuisine. The founders of Ikoyi say: “We want to change perceptions of west African cuisine.”
The Emerging Scholar Award is part of Facebook’s ongoing commitment to identifying promising doctoral students and supporting them and their research throughout their careers. 25 year old Moses Namara was one of the winners of the award and Ethiopia’s Rediet Abebe was also named as the other winner. We wish the two young Africans the best.
Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Germany produced Africa’s first solar-powered electric 4×4 automobile named ‘aCar’.
The #African continent has many talented people who have been able to bring about #innovative solutions to some of the continent’s most pressing issues, among them is #Nigerian Samuel Achilefu, whose development of high-tech goggles help surgeons “see” and kill #cancer cells, which are often difficult to see.
These four youths have their dreams anchored in Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria and Zimbabwe their home countries, but their daily realities are defined by America – by the immediate challenges in their MIT classrooms, as well as the larger social issues confronting the world outside of those classrooms.
Vanessa Kingori; the youngest and first female publisher of British GQ and the first black publisher in Condé Nast UK’s 100-year history; was recognized with an MBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honors List 2016.