African Youth Journals is a blog written by students who have participated in or are currently enrolled in the African Leadership Academy in Honeydew, South Africa. In this post, student Oriyomi Adebare writes about one remarkable African woman, Wangari Muta Maathai.
Archive for July, 2012
From Kwame Nkrumah to Nelson Mandela, every extraordinary post-colonial African leader shared a common dream: living in a free, united and prosperous Africa. That dream has been deferred, continually, because of the numerous and complex challenges faced by our continent.
The people of the British capital of London have promised to make this year’s opening ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics one to remember. Showcasing Britain’s cultural and industrial evolution under the artistic direction of Danny Boyle, performers will entertain the crowd of 60,000 at Olympic Stadium.
At great companies, management teams focus on a few ways to differentiate themselves from their competition: they then translate those into front-line routines, they make sure the organization supports these routines (or gets out of the way), and they thrive on customer feedback, improving their routines over time.
Long-distance and road runner Zersenay Tadese, 30, is Eritrea’s biggest medal hopeful during this year’s Summer Olympics, after winning the country’s first Olympic medal in 2004 at the Athens Summer Olympics.
Natacha Rigobert and Elodie Li Yuk Lo comprise the first beach volleyball team from Mauritius to participate in the Olympics this summer in London. The pair has had an interesting journey from finding each other to making its way to the games.
New Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama declares week of mourning after sudden death of John Atta Mills. The 68-year-old died on Tuesday afternoon, just hours after complaining he was in pain.
FELA!, the Broadway musical currently showing at the Hirschfeld Theatre in New York, ignites its audience just as Fela Kuti ignited a nation four decades ago.