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.
An old African proverb proclaims, “It is the young trees that make up the forest.” What this means in the present context is that Africa’s youth will determine its future. Indeed, Africa will not rise unless young people provide leadership and leverage their tech-savviness to mobilise for the realisation of better policies – policies that promote inclusive development.
In an exclusive interview with the PSC report, Ambassador Fred Ngoga Gateretse, head of the AU’s Early Warning Division, spoke about dealing with problems before they turn into full-scale conflict.
Lawyer, Linda Kasonde has been elected the Law Association of Zambia’s (LAZ) first female president and we are loving it. Kasonde who previously served as LAZ vice-president, defeated two other contestants, Sidney Chisenga and Kafula Mwiche in the election. With the appointment, Kasonde becomes the law association’s 33rd president, and the first female to hold the prestigious position.
Sam Kodo is a Togolese tech entrepreneur who built his first robot at age 8. He is now the CEO of Infinite Loop, a company that manufactures low-cost computers for distribution in Africa.
A home-made helicopter built in Malawi by 45 year-old Felix Kambwiri is making waves. Kambwiri has spent four months building the chopper, made from scrap metal and fibre glass in his garage. Kambwiri joins a list of aviation enthusiasts across Africa who have dreamt of taking to the skies. We look at five amateur enthusiasts who have built their own aircraft.
Malawi is pushing its aviation boundaries with the announcement of the country’s first female Captain, Yolanda Kaunda. The historic news comes against the backdrop of International Women’s Day celebrated yesterday themed #PledgeForParity and the news could not have come at a better time.
South African entrepreneur, Thato Kgatlhanye, is the co-founder and CEO of Repurpose Schoolbags, a set of bags with solar power technology that lights up at night, helping children with reading.
In a country inundated with racism stories, the story of a 10 year-old white South African boy, Keegan Baker, embracing the Zulu language and aspects of the Zulu culture is making waves. The boy even has a dream of becoming a sangoma. Do you think this is a case of cultural appropriation or it’s a form of cultural integration, which should be encouraged?