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A Nigerian restaurant Ikoyi opens on the streets of London
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Africans rising A Nigerian restaurant Ikoyi opens on the streets of London

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.”

25 year old Ugandan PhD student, Moses Namara wins Facebook Emerging Scholar Award
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Africans rising 25 year old Ugandan PhD student, Moses Namara wins Facebook Emerging Scholar Award

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.

Meet Samuel Achilefu: The Nigerian On A Mission To See And Kill Cancer Using Light
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Africans rising Meet Samuel Achilefu: The Nigerian On A Mission To See And Kill Cancer Using Light

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.

Three Ghanaian students launch Ghana’s first satellite, GhanaSat1 to space
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Africans rising Three Ghanaian students launch Ghana’s first satellite, GhanaSat1 to space

Three students from Ghana’s All Nations University Benjamin Bonsu, a PhD student in Applied Science for System Engineering, Joseph Quansah and Ernest Teye Matey were involved in a two year project that saw them design, assemble and test Ghana’s first satellite GhanaSat1. The satellite was recently launched and it has made waves not just on the continent but all over the globe. Congratulations to the trio for making Ghanaians and Africans proud.