Somali social rights activist Ilwad Elman has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. The Prize honours persons who have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations and the abolition or reduction of standing armies and the formation and spreading of peace congresses.
Torpout Nyarikjor, an engineering student at Dilla University in southern Ethiopia has invented a malaria detection device. The “Tor” which is the name of the device, uses lasers to ascertain infection in the blood and is 70% accurate.
For the past decades rising sea levels and coastal erosion have threatened the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people across West Africa. The sea has swallowed the coastline of Grand-Lahou’s old town at a pace of 1-to-2 meters a year to the extent that only one habitable village remains partially intact.
The five winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture who will share US$ 1 million between them includes Alioune Diop University Teaching and Research Unit, in Bambey, Senegal. The Award is given to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture
After the death of Sudan; the last male northern white Rhino; the extinction of the species seemed imminent. Scientists have however managed to create two embryos using eggs from the two remaining female Northern White Rhinos and frozen sperm from deceased males. A step that may lead to the revival of the sub-species.
South African amputee Musa Motha is inspiring people living with disability to explore different disciplines and is breaking down social prejudices as a full-time dancer.
Women in South Africa and Nigeria have taken to the streets to speak out against continued male perpetrated violence that has caused the deaths of an alarming number of women in the past few years. The protests have been under the rallying hashtags #ProtectPHGirls in Nigeria and #IAmNext in South Africa.
In accordance with the Tanzania’s Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act passed in 2009, authorities in Zanzibar have registered approx. 340 traditional healers in an effort to regulate and support them.
Luis Munana is one of the creative personalities highlighted in the 2019 Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list. The former Big Brother contestant is the co- founder and host of Voigush Africa and creative director of Namibia’s first original animated cartoon and puppet show “Waka Waka Moo”.