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Three Ghanaian students launch Ghana’s first satellite, GhanaSat1 to space
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Africans rising Three Ghanaian students launch Ghana’s first satellite, GhanaSat1 to space

Three students from Ghana’s All Nations University Benjamin Bonsu, a PhD student in Applied Science for System Engineering, Joseph Quansah and Ernest Teye Matey were involved in a two year project that saw them design, assemble and test Ghana’s first satellite GhanaSat1. The satellite was recently launched and it has made waves not just on the continent but all over the globe. Congratulations to the trio for making Ghanaians and Africans proud.

Wizkid scoops Best International Act: Africa at the BET Awards
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Arts, Culture and Sport Wizkid scoops Best International Act: Africa at the BET Awards

Nigeria’s Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid took home the BET Best International Act: Africa in a fiercely contested category. The 2017 BET Awards were held on June 25, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony celebrated and honoured achievements in entertainment music, sports, television, and movies released between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

South Africa’s Mandisa Maya, appointed 1st woman President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, SA’s 3rd highest judicial position
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Africans rising South Africa’s Mandisa Maya, appointed 1st woman President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, SA’s 3rd highest judicial position

South African president Jacob Zuma appointed Justice Mandisa Maya as the first woman President of the Supreme Court of Appeal since the court’s existence in 1910. Justice Maya replaces Judge Lex Mpati who retired in 2016. This Is Africa wishes her all the best in the disposition of her duties.

WATCH: 14 year old Carson Huey-You becomes one of the world’s youngest university graduates
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Africans rising WATCH: 14 year old Carson Huey-You becomes one of the world’s youngest university graduates

Carson Huey-You a 14-year-old boy has become one of the world’s youngest university graduates. He was just 11 when he began studying physics at Texas Christian University, also taking courses in Mathematics and Chinese. Carson is the youngest person to graduate in the University’s 144 year history. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics, and will return to TCU for his Master’s in Physics.