Freweini Mebrahtu is an Ethiopian chemical engineer who designed and patented a reusable menstrual pad and founded the Mariam Seba Sanitary Products factory where these are manufactured. For her work and efforts towards period equity in Ethiopia, she has been named a 2019 CNN Hero.
The Mr and Miss Autism Kenya pageant is an event that is helping to bridge the existing gap in awareness and education on autism. By alleviating the stigma associated with the condition, parents will feel more inclined to get their children diagnosed early, thus increasing the chances of successful intervention.
Somali-American model Halima Aden is the newest member of the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit” edition’s cover girls and has made history as the first Muslim model to wear a hijab and burkini in the magazine. This feat affirms the beauty in modest hijabi women the world over.
Haben Girma is an inspirational Eritrean-American who overcame enormous hurdles to become the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School. She has released a self-titled book about her incredible life story, which took her from isolation to the world stage.
Ghana has become the latest African country to start using drones to deliver vital blood products to remote areas of the country. Vice President Dr. Bawumia commissioned the country’s first medical drone delivery centre at Omenako. The initiative will help Ghana leapfrog infrastructural challenges affecting the delivery of healthcare solutions.
One of Zimbabwe’s top hip-hop artists Takura this week released a brand new video and single, Zvemoyo. The masterfully produced video showcases Takura versatility as he straddles the line between hip-hop and R&B.
Agriculture is well placed to provide employment for millions across the African continent.
Alex Boyé has become known for his uplifting music. Now his support of mental health campaigns has seen him being honoured for adding his voice to suicide prevention efforts.
Thando Hopa, a South African model, lawyer and activist, is on the April cover of “Vogue Portugal” for their “Africa Motherland” edition. The magazine stated that the issue is an ode “to origins” and to “Africa, as the birthplace of mankind”.