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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.