Loide Uushona and Pendapala Shiyuka are co-founders of Namibia’s youngest owned Medical laboratory. The young women are pushing to create innovative solutions in a field that has long been stagnated and are encouraging other African youth to do the same.
Over the past two years, Ivorian student O’Plerou Grebet has designed over 350 emojis that celebrate African culture, history and contemporary life. He incorporated all his emojis from his project into an app called ‘Zouzoukwa’, so that Africans can use emojis ‘that correspond to their realities’.
Senegalese musician and entrepreneur Akon signed an agreement to have his own city with the aim of also promoting tourism in Senegal. Akon City will make use of the cryptocurrency Akoin.
Adeyemi Adediran moved to the U.S. six years ago and he is currently a second year student at the Harvard Law School where he participated in the Federal Tax Clinic. He argued in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals on behalf of a military veteran with PTSD. The veteran’s appeal to the Seventh Circuit centred on his eligibility for innocent spouse relief under the Internal Revenue Code.
The University of Exeter honoured Eliud Kipchoge’s “outstanding achievements in the field of sports” by awarding him an Honorary Doctor of Laws during its winter graduation ceremony. This comes after he received Kenya’s highest category of presidential awards.
Sarah Chan is the first African woman to be the Manager, Africa Scouting for an NBA franchise. The inspirational South-Sudanese women rights activist is currently the African Scouting Manager for the current (2019) NBA champions Toronto Raptors.
Undergraduate student Taoheed Bayo was among several selectees across the United States chosen to participate in the Nike BY You X Cultivator contest. The 21-year-old won the competition and designed a shoe inspired by his Nigerian heritage.
Having worked her way through to her doctoral studies, Delta Ndou will soon don the sought-after red robe to receive her PhD in Media Studies at UCT.
Professor of Physics at the University of Nigeria, Francisca Nneka Okeke is recognised worldwide for her significant and outstanding contributions in Physics. She is also the recipient of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award for her contributions towards understanding climate change.