The Ake Arts and Book Festival has been rated as the best literary festival on the continent. Held in Lagos this year, guests came from as far as Greece. The festival has established itself as an ideal space for Africans to discuss issues they’d otherwise not be safe to discuss elsewhere.
Liberia’s President George Weah has declared that the University of Liberia and all other Public Universities in Liberia will now be free for all undergraduates. Do you think this is feasible and can other African countries afford to offer free tertiary education?
Nompumelelo Kapa is the first person in the University of Fort Hare’s 102 year history to have written and published a PhD thesis in isiXhosa. Dr Kapa received her PhD in Literature and Philosophy for her thesis in isiXhosa, one of South Africa’s official languages.
31 years after his murder, the first stone of the five meter bronze monument to the memory of Capt Thomas Sankara was laid on October 15, 2018 in Ouagadougou. How else should Africans honour and remember their icons, heroes and heroines?
In a historic moment, Belgium has elected its first black mayor, Congolese politician, Pierre Kompany, the father of Vincent Kompany, Manchester City’s Captain. Pierre (71), a Mechanical Engineer who was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and came to Belgium in 1975 as a refugee.
In Ethiopia,19 year-old Betelhem Dessie has quickly risen from a young pioneer to a leading figure in the tech community. She handles five projects and has seven patents to her name.
The Special Eagles, Nigeria’s Amputee Football team, risk missing the Amputee World Football for the fourth time. The lack of support from Nigerians and the government has left the team with no choice but to resort to crowd-funding online.
The Sierra Leonean government has cancelled its contract with China to build a new airport, Mamamah International. The government cited the “socio-economic viability” of the airport while an older airport was under-utilised. Sierra Leone will renovate its only international instead.
Have you participated in the #KupeChallenge? The banger is the most talked about song on the internet, most importantly, the challenge showcases the diversity and beauty abundant on the continent. #ProudlyAfrican