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Umkhonto weSizwe founder Nelson Mandela, receives military training at an Algerian FLN camp in Morocco, 1962

What Mandela And Fanon Learned From Algeria’s Revolution In The 1950s

On the fifth anniversary of South African statesman Nelson Mandela’s death, it’s worthwhile to remember how his thinking moved from violence to reconciliation as the solution to undoing apartheid.On his journey to a different...
Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde (left) and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

How Ethiopia’s Progressive Premier Is Levelling The Gender Playing Field

Since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took over from Hailemariam Desalegn in April 2018, Ethiopia has experienced a rapid pace of political reforms. So far, save for the unfortunate incidents of ethnic violence across the...
Koffi Anan

Kofi Annan: A Career Of Triumphs And Tribulations In Africa

Kofi Annan has been described as "Africa's foremost son," as well as "a tall Iroko tree" whose achievement as the first black African to lead the UN is a source of pride to many...
Ambassador Amina Mohamed

Q&A: Honouring Women of Africa and the Diaspora

This year, the African Union and the Diaspora African forum are honouring the first woman minister for education in Kenya for her long and outstanding work in girls’ education and governance.The annual African Women...
Shamiso Kumbirai

Harnessing The Power Of Water – Upholding Human Rights And Dignity Through Sanitation

Shamiso Kumbirai, a young engineer, is making a huge impact increasing awareness of the plight of lack of sanitation in communities. “In Grade 10 I was exposed to civil engineering. I loved the feeling...
tech savvy women

Tech-Savvy Women Making A Difference In Kenya

Young women breaking into the male-dominated ICT world It was a bright morning in March 2010, when a group of tech-savvy youths converged at a small hall in Nairobi to discuss innovation and technology.  Four...

10-Year-Old Ghanaian ‘DJ Switch’ Will Melt Your Heart

"Forget all your worries and let's party."It's an irresistible command from a 10-year-old girl standing on a box behind a DJ booth, tapping her feet and shaking her hips.Her name is Erica Armah Bra-Bulu...
Evelyn Namara

African Women in Tech: Evelyn Namara

Evelyn Namara Founder, Vouch Digital | UgandaEvelyn 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...
Emmanuelle Dankwa

‘Impossible is Nothing’: An Interview with Emmanuelle Dankwa

2018 Rhodes Scholarships for West Africa Awardeeby Tony UsidamenIt was boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, who said “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in...
African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

AIMS Announces First Cohort Of Women In Climate Change Science Fellows

Today, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) announces the first cohort of Women in Climate Change Science Fellows: Dr. Nana Klutse from Ghana, Dr. Jessica Nosizwe Paula Thorn, a...
Folorunsho Alakija

How 5 of Africa’s Busiest People Manage Their Time

Omotola Jalade- EkeindePopular Nollywood actress and philanthropist Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has managed to juggle a successful career with family life, and attributes this to her husband’s help on the homefront and her children’s independence. When...
Winnie Madikizela Mandela

The Life and Death of Winnie Madikizela Mandela

As the country mourned the death of South Africa's anti-apartheid icon, the media went to work characterising her life. When news broke on April 2 that South Africa's iconic anti-apartheid leader Winnie Madikizela-Mandela had died at the age of...

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