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.
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.
A hearty congratulations to South Africa’s Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka who has been appointed for a second term as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) for a period of four years.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) will award an honorary doctorate (LLD honoris causa) to activist Abdurrazak ‘Zackie’ Achmat at a graduation ceremony scheduled for Friday, 14 July 2017. The award will be conferred in recognition of his contribution to activism for social-justice in South Africa.