Malawi has re-written its aviation history this week when the country witnessed its first all female flight deck crew flying Malawian Airlines flight from Blantyre to Dar-es-Salaam. The company’s maiden all-women operated and supported flight is being celebrated across the continent.
Thando Hopa, a lawyer and model is the new face of Audi’s SUV car. The model has been vocal about the treatment of people with albinism, using her experiences to raise awareness on albinism, which is still profoundly misunderstood. Hopa is undoubtedly the perfect face, and her involvement with Audi could bring more discussions around albinism.
Today we celebrate an African literary giant Ben Okri. Okri, a Nigerian poet and novelist is considered one of the foremost African authors in the post-modern and post-colonial traditions. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Famished Road (1991).
Jacinta Raquel Felipe is a female hyper realist artist based in Angola. Her artwork has garnered quite an audience. See some of her remarkable drawings, which have left many on social media in awe.
Nigerian visionary entrepreneur Oscar Ekponimo who seeks to alleviate the suffering of hungry Nigerians through a software service that redistributes food to people in need and reduces waste was listed as part of the 10 next generation leaders.
Against the backdrop of the International Women’s Day, we celebrate these two remarkable women who recently received awards from Harvard University for their immense contributions to the world, Viola Davis and Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
Dr. Max Essex helped stop a plague. You can’t say that about many people, but you can say that about the Lasker Professor of Health Sciences at Harvard University. He has been involved with AIDS research since the beginning of the epidemic. He was one of the first researchers to hypothesize that a retrovirus was the cause of AIDS. His laboratory identified the envelope proteins of HIV commonly used for AIDS tests. He and his team conducted several breakthrough studies on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. His current work focuses on the use of antiretroviral drugs to treat and prevent HIV in adults.
As the world marks the International Women’s Day, we celebrate the brave Liberian Ebola nurse, Salome Karwah who died recently in a Monrovia hospital from complications after giving birth to a baby boy. Salome was #BoldForChange and we celebrate her today for her remarkable job in saving many victims of the Ebola virus.
Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. If one looks at the obstacles stacked against them, at the trials women face daily, just being a woman is boldness. By the fact of existence alone, the contributions and strides women have made to humanity are inestimable. We take a bow. So here is a list some of the bold things women have done in the past one year or so.