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Somalia: 60 year-old Ahmadey Saney proves it’s never too late to learn
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Africans rising Somalia: 60 year-old Ahmadey Saney proves it’s never too late to learn

60 year-old Ahmadey Saney has become a social media sensation after pictures emerged of the student sitting for the final Somalia secondary school exams. Access to education remains a challenge in Somalia and Saney’s story is remarkable and inspirational. We look at other cases of older pupils and students who have defied age to prove it’s never too late to go back to school.

Meet Martins Lawrence Akande, Nigeria’s talented hyper realistic pencil artist
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Africans rising Meet Martins Lawrence Akande, Nigeria’s talented hyper realistic pencil artist

This is Africa recently featured the artwork of one of Nigeria’s most talented hyper realistic artists, Martins Lawrence Akande. Akande’s remarkable realistic pencil drawings continue to draw immense praise. In an exclusive interview with TiA, we find out more about the artist, and trace the journey he has traversed in his career.

You can now call her Dr Adichie
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Africans rising You can now call her Dr Adichie

Nigeria’s prolific writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie yesterday received her honorary degree from the Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. Seven other inspirational individuals, who have made a positive impact on the world, including renowned U.S. filmmaker Spike Lee also received their honorary doctorates. The degrees were conferred at the university commencement ceremony at Royal Farms Arena.

South Africa’s Wendy Luhabe appointed onto the World Rugby Executive Committee
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Africans rising South Africa’s Wendy Luhabe appointed onto the World Rugby Executive Committee

World Rugby last week appointed South African entrepreneur Wendy Luhabe as a member of its executive committee. The appointment has been hailed by many across the world as a positive step and social media has been awash with congratulatory messages. A hearty congratulations to Luhabe on the historic appointment as a World Rugby ExCo director.

Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura profile: Who is the new Fifa Secretary General (SG)?
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Africans rising Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura profile: Who is the new Fifa Secretary General (SG)?

The FIFA Council on Friday appointed Senegal’s Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura as FIFA Secretary General to replace Jérôme Valcke, from France. With the appointment, Samoura becomes the first African and first woman to hold the position. The appointment has been hailed by many across the world as a progressive step and social media has been abuzz with congratulatory messages.

Tanzania’s JKHI in Muhimbili National Hospital records first bypass heart operation
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Africans rising Tanzania’s JKHI in Muhimbili National Hospital records first bypass heart operation

Tanzania’s JKHI in Muhimbili National Hospital has recorded its first bypass heart operation, a major feat, which is being celebrated on social media. The news comes after another historic milestone in Nigeria, with the recent announcement by Lagos State University Teaching Hospital that it successfully completed its first ever kidney transplant. A hearty congratulations to Muhimbili National Hospital on the historic feat.

Chimamanda Adichie and seven global achievers to receive Johns Hopkins honorary doctorates
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Africans rising Chimamanda Adichie and seven global achievers to receive Johns Hopkins honorary doctorates

One of Africa’s most celebrated writers, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is set to receive an honorary degree from the Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, United States next week. The university will confer honorary degrees to seven other inspirational global achievers, who have made a positive impact on the world. Other recipients include filmmaker Spike Lee, and 2004 Nobel Prize winner, Richard Axel.

Nigeria’s Lagos State University Teaching performs successful first ever kidney transplant and Bone Bridge Surgery
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Africans rising Nigeria’s Lagos State University Teaching performs successful first ever kidney transplant and Bone Bridge Surgery

Nigeria’s Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has announced a number of major medical breakthroughs worth celebrating. The institution says it recently carried out the first successful Bone Bridge Surgery in West Africa, completed Cochlear Implant surgeries on three deaf patients without the support of foreign doctors and also successfully completed the first ever kidney transplant.