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Get to know a few of the people who call Africa home.

Hilda Moraa

African Women in Tech: Hilda Moraa

Hilda Moraa, Founder, Pezesha – Kenya Hilda is a Kenyan Fintech entrepreneur. She is the Founder and CEO of Pezesha, a peer to peer micro-lending marketplace for Africa that provides access to affordable financial services and credit scores to low income borrowers. She previously founded WezaTele, which in 2015 became the first African tech startup …

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10 Female Contemporary African Poets

Poetry is considered as one of the most universal and important vehicles of human expression as it encapsulates various human experiences in an understandable and well-documented manner. Africa is rich in literature and poetry, and here’s a list of contemporary African poets that you should know: Warsan Shire Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-born Somali poet …

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There’s No ‘One Size Fits’ All Approach To Modern Cyber Protection

By Simeon Tassev, MD and QSA at Galix It is no secret that ransomware attacks are on the rise – the remote working, post-pandemic world has lent itself to an increase in both the velocity and profitability of cyberthreats. This goes hand in hand with a growing awareness of the threat, and greater publicity of …

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Fast Facts: Desmond Tutu

What is Desmond Tutu best known for? Desmond Tutu was a South African Anglican archbishop best known for his opposition to apartheid in South Africa, for which he received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1984. In 1995 he was named head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which investigated allegations of human rights abuses during the apartheid era. Where did Desmond Tutu …

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Desmond Tutu

Profile: Sir Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town and Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Desmond Mpilo Tutu, (born October 7, 1931, Klerksdorp, South Africa—died December 26, 2021, Cape Town), South African Anglican cleric who in 1984 received the Nobel Prize for Peace for his role in the opposition to apartheid in South Africa. Tutu was born of Xhosa and Tswana parents and was educated in South African mission schools at which his father taught. Though he wanted a medical …

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Fola Folayan

Fola Folayan: From Radio Presenter To Broadcast Trainer

She wants to raise the bar for Broadcast Journalism in Nigeria_ For thirteen years, Fola Folayan worked as a radio broadcaster in Nigeria; filling various roles as a content producer, presenter, and newscaster in different media organizations across the country. But she wanted more. She wanted to develop talent for the broadcast industry and in …

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Meet Gbemi Elekula – The Nigerian Creative Entrepreneur Who Is Making Affordable Art And Tackling Period Poverty While At It

Gbemi is a multi-disciplinary creative entrepreneur. She is the founder of DreamHome (www.dreamhome.ng), a full-service interior design and styling company, as well as HUMANx—a fashion brand that is committed to tackling period poverty. From early childhood, Gbemi had a strong fascination for colours and a deep love for design of all forms. “I started out …

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Maria Thundu

African Trendsetter: Serial Entrepreneur Maria Thundu

Bold, Creative and carefree are some of the words we can use to describe Maria Thundu. Born in Malawi and raised in Ethiopia, the famous photographer, who has lived on three continents, has also gained recognition for her design of beautiful leather and chitenje (African print) accessories through her line, SweetLife Accessories. After being featured on CNN’s African …

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African Women in Tech: Evelyn Namara

Evelyn Namara Founder, Vouch Digital | Uganda Evelyn is the Founder and CEO of Vouch Digital Limited, a technology startup that is championing the development of digital solutions in the distribution sector. Their award-winning flagship product, M-Voucher, has been used by different development agencies to distribute seed crops, post-harvest and farming equipment. Evelyn has been …

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10 African Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

Since the inception of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, there have been 11 Nobel Laureates from Africa selected by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The Nobel peace prize is one of the five annual international awards bestowed in a number of categories in recognition of academic, cultural and or scientific advances. The Nobel Laureates include …

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