Meet Ifeoma Bibiana Okoli: The first-ever blind person to bag PhD at University of Ibadan

In a remarkable feat of determination and resilience, Ifeoma Bibiana Okoli has etched her name in history as the first-ever blind person to earn a PhD at the prestigious University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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Meet The Family Of Five Nigerian Sisters Who All Became Medical Doctors

Five siblings from Nigeria — Salamat, Halima, Khadijah, Raliat, and Medinah Aliu — are all medical doctors, each specializing in different medical fields

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Meet Genevieve Charlene Lubanya Brewah: 9-Year-Old Sierra Leonean-American Author

Genevieve Charlene Lubanya Brewah is a remarkable 9-year-old Sierra Leonean-American author with a passion for writing and a deep love for history. She has written about five books, of which one has been recently published

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Dr Juliet Nalwanga

From Tragedy to Triumph: Meet Dr Juliet Nalwanga, Uganda’s First Female Neurosurgeon

Despite losing both parents, Dr Juliet Nalwanga is the first woman in Uganda to obtain a Master of Medicine in Surgery from Mbarara University of Science and Technology. She is Uganda’s first female Neurosurgeon.

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Thabang Manamela

South African Man With Visual Impairment Overcomes Challenges, Bags Masters of Laws and Political Justice

A young South African man, Thabang Manamela, who was diagnosed with glaucoma at an early age, which resulted in him losing his eyesight at an early age, has graduated with a Master of Laws (LLM) in Law and Political Justice at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Law.

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Top 5 happiest cities in Africa in 2023

Top 5 happiest cities in Africa in 2023

The 2023 Happy City Index has spoken, and here are the top 5 happiest cities in Africa.

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Enid Rosamund Ayodele Forde

Enid Rosamund Ayodele Forde – The First Sierra Leonean Woman To Obtain A PhD

In 1966, at age 34, Enid Rosamund Ayodele Forde made history in the field of academia by becoming the first Sierra Leonean woman to obtain a PhD. She was also one of the youngest women in the world to obtain a PhD during that period.

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Sierra Leonean photographer wins ‘Best in Fest’ Award in Kigali

Hickmatu Leigh, a skilled, crafty and talented Sierra Leonean photographer and content creator has won the prestigious ‘Best In Fest’ Award in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Four Nigerian Students Bag Cambridge Learners’ Awards

Four Nigerian students; Mfonmma-Abasi Okon Bassey, Daniel Chiemelie Anohu, Khalidah Fatume Amal Doyinsola Usman and Ain Sufiya Binti Mohd Iqbal have emerged as winners of the Cambridge Learners’ Awards.

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65 years old woman in Sierra Leone writes BECE exams

Mama Margaret, who is currently 65 years old, is the oldest among candidates registered for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in Sierra Leone.

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Sierra Leone’s Haja Isatu Bah Shortlisted for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2023

Haja Isatu Bah, founder of Uman4Uman, a social enterprise that produces and sells reusable sanitary pads, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Youth Awards 2023.

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Fezile Dhlamini

Meet Fezile Dhlamini, the South African engineer who builds electric scooters from scratch

Soweto-born Fezile Dhlamini is the founder of Green Scooters, Africa’s first all-electric e-hailing network and a proudly South African company, as well as Scooter Treats, a related online food delivery business.

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M'mah Zombo

Young Sierra Leonean Tech Enthusiast M’mah Zombo Launched Weather Web App

M’mah recently developed a Weather Web App, inspired by her desire to contribute to one of the UN’s global goals, she chose Sustainable Development Goal 13, which is to “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.”

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Ayissi Williams

How a university dropout produced the first locally made sneakers in Cameroon

Ayissi William is a Cameroonian sneakers designer and founder and designer of ICE footwear, the first locally made sneakers in Cameroon.

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Theo Baloyi

Meet Theo Baloyi – Founder of Africa’s Leading Sneaker Brand

Theo Baloyi is an accountant-turned-businessman who has built a thriving sneaker venture that sells shoes online and already has multiple physical stores across South Africa.

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Chukwudi Eze

19-year-old Nigerian Built His Own G-Wagon From Scratch

19-year-old Chukwudi Godday Eze sourced locally-made materials and built a fully functional Mercedes G-Wagon.

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Adijat Ganiyu

Meet Adijat Ganiyu – The Inspirational Nigerian Female Mechanic Challenging Gender Norms in the Automotive Industry

In a world where stereotypes and gender norms often limit opportunities for women, Adijat Ganiyu, a 25-year-old mechanical engineer from Ibadan, stands as an inspiration. Embracing a vocation traditionally dominated by men, Adijat’s determination and passion for her craft have paved the way for her success in the automotive industry.

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Salima Monorma Bah

32-year-old Salima Bah becomes the youngest cabinet minister in Sierra Leone’s history

Salima Monorma Bah, 32, has made history in Sierra Leone, becoming the country’s youngest cabinet minister ever.

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Aliko Dangote

From A $3,000 Loan To A $21 Billion Empire: Aliko Dangote’s Inspirational Journey

With his visionary mindset and unwavering determination, Aliko Dangote transformed a mere $3000 loan into a staggering $21 billion empire, making him an idol not only for Africans but for black people worldwide.

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Meet The First Deaf, Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In STEM

Amie Fornah Sankoh, a Sierra Leonean woman who experienced hearing loss at the age of three during the country’s civil war, has become the first deaf, Black woman to achieve a doctorate in any field related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) in the United States of America.

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