The Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 List features 120 of Africa’s brightest achievers under the age of 30 in four categories: business, technology, creatives and sport. The list celebrates pioneers who are building brands, creating jobs, innovating, leading, transforming and contributing to new industries and ultimately impacting positively on the continent.
The Daily Show host is facing criticism for his portrayal of the South African opposition politician, comparing the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters to Donald Trump.
Dr Tererai Trent a Zimbabwean academic will be honoured with a life-size statue in New York alongside Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, and Cate Blanchett, and others for their work fighting for gender equality. She is among 10 women named as the most inspiring women in the world.
Nigerian Afrobeat star Tiwa Savage is the first African artist to sign a global deal with Universal Music Group. This comes months after she was the first woman to win the MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act.
African penguins, known for their irregular markings and loud call, are in sharp decline. The species has gone from a population of more than a million at the beginning of the 20th century to being endangered. South African bioscientist Patrick Mafunda is using in-vitro fertilisation to help the species survive.
Senegalese-born media advisor Sibeth Ndiaye, who was French President Emmanuel Macron’s communications advisor for his presidential campaign, has been appointed as the spokeswoman for the French government. She is one of three new faces in the Cabinet as it gears up for the European Parliament elections next month.
A largely unknown South African band is blazing the trail for African a capella in Europe and Asia.
Masiphumelele High School (Cape Town), teen will begin studying mechanical engineering at University of Cape Town (UCT) this year.
Simukai Chigudu has won the prize for Best Doctoral Thesis in African Studies.