For the first time ever, Nigeria will be represented in the Winter Olympics after the women’s bobsled team qualified for the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Nigerian Bobsled Team is the first ever African Bobsled team to qualify for the Winter Olympics.
Dr. Mumba Chalwe Zambia’s first woman in urology wants her accomplishments to inspire other women and girls, “Like I always say “iron sharpens iron” if women and girls can see fellow women as achievers outside the domestic sphere they can aim higher.”
Kenyan Rich Allela and Nigerian Dapel Kureng collaborate in a stunning but controversial depiction of Mekatilili; a Kenyan heroine known for her courage and trust in the singular course of freedom
#GoodMorningAfrica from Rwanda, which received one of the 2017 international coffee awards. The land of a thousand hills received the 2017 Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award at a ceremony in New York, USA.
Veteran South African actress, and activist Lillian Dube who has graced the TV screen since the 1980s has been awarded with an honorary doctorate degree by the Tshwane University of Technology, DTech (Honoris Causa) Drama & Film Production. In a remarkable and inspirational tale, the woman who once worked as a tea lady in a furniture factory was honoured for her outstanding contribution to South African performing arts. Congratulations on the award.
Kenya’s failure to approve the development of a 600MW offshore wind farm in Malindi, south-east of the country, has resulted in the developers considering moving the project to Tanzania.
South African actress Thuso Mbedu has been nominated for the 2017 International Emmy Award for the best performance by an actress. She is the only African nominated. Congratulations Thuso, the whole continent is rooting for you.
Dr Richard Munang, a champion of protecting Africa’s environment to overcome the region’s social and economic challenges, examines the key sectors that can boost development on the continent
Zimbabwe’s Assistant Inspector of Police Annah Chota was recently awarded the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award for her service and achievements in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Today we take great pride in celebrating the achievements of the remarkable African woman. Keep soaring, the continent celebrates with you.