Ivorian entrepreneur, Alain Capo-Chichi has made history by creating the country's first-ever locally-made smartphone, which aims to improve accessibility with voice commands in 16 of the 60 local languages in Ivory Coast for users who can't read and write.
A 29-year-old Kenyan woman named Nzambi Matee is turning tons of plastic waste trash generated in Kenya into super durable, lightweight bricks that are five to seven times stronger than concrete bricks.
In South Africa, a 17-year-old student Utlwanang Mmeti who wants his sneaker brand to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs to start young has launched his own locally made sneaker brand called 'Dapper Shooz'.
A 27-year-old Nigerian fabrication engineer and Chief Executive Officer of Bennie Technologies LTD., Jerry Mallo made history by building the first Nigerian-made fibre sports car in Nigeria and West Africa.
The video game designed by a young man of 24, draws its substance and form from the cultural riches of Niger. Coveryni Issa Mahaman's ambition is to make it an animated film in the medium term.
Niger has its first video game, designed in Niger and by a Nigerien. “Les Héros du Sahel”, named after this invention is made to adapt to android phones, computers and the Nitendo Wii.
Millions of people have either seen or read the story of the R.M.S Titanic. But how many of us have read about Joseph Phillipe Lemercier Laroche, a Haitian engineer – the only black man of African ancestry that was onboard the R.M.S Titanic.
In June 2020, a Ugandan innovator, researcher and engineer Christopher Nsamba, the founder and director of the African Space Research Program, designed the largest and most technologically advanced baby incubator in the world.
In South Africa, 22-year-old Mukundi Malovhele has shown the world that whatever the black man put his mind to, he will achieve it. The 22-year-old whose love and admiration for luxury cars has built his own dream Lamborghini using scrap materials.
Katrina Esau, popularly called Ouma [meaning grandmother] is the last survivor of South Africa’s oldest language, Njuu. At 88-year-old, grandmother Esau is working very hard and smart to ensure the preservation and survival of the Njuu language.
The Doma or VaDoma also known as Dema, are a tribe living in the Kanyemba region in the north of Zimbabwe, especially in the Urungwe and Sipolilo districts around the basins of Mwazamutanda River, a tributary of the Zambezi River Valley.
In 2016, Simon Petrus, a Nambian student made headlines after his invention made the news in all spheres of the continent. The prodigy invented the country's first-ever locally made sim-less phone that does not require airtime to make calls.
Dr Sheik Umar Khan was a doctor from Sierra Leone who led the fight against the Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone and saved more than 100 people before succumbing to the deadly disease and died aged 39.
Two young Sierra Leoneans, Idrissa Barry Jalloh and Fatu Kamara have created a streaming platform called Sierraflixx that is twenty-five times faster than YouTube and streams up to 4K ultra high-quality video resolution.
Jasper Newton popularly known as "Jack Daniel" is celebrated for inventing Jack Daniel's Whiskey in the 19th century. However, the company announced in 2016 that Daniel had learnt the skill of whiskey making from a black man named Nathan "Uncle Nearest" Green.
Evans Wadongo is the Co-Founder and CEO of GreenWize Energy Ltd., Kenya. Evans Wadongo made headlines at the age of 19 when he designed the first-ever African-designed solar lamp made from recycled materials.
Constance Cummings-John was a Sierra Leonean educationist and politician in both pre and post-colonial Sierra Leone who campaigned for women’s rights in Sierra Leone and the continent of Africa at large. She was born in 1918 in Freetown, Sierra Leone, into the elite Krio Horton family.
A 20 years old Sierra Leonean inventor and innovator, Mamadu Ndulador Bah, known for his fuel-free generator innovation has made history by developing the first-ever locally made computer power bank in Sierra Leone that can fully charge a computer twice before it runs out of power. He also developed a solar-powered generator that runs for 24 hours nonstop.
When Valentine Strasser took over Sierra Leone as the country's Head of State three days after his 25th birthday, he set a record for the youngest Head of State in history. Capt. Valentine Strasser rose to prominence as one of six equally young fellow officers who led the military coup that ousted Ex-President Joseph Saidu Momoh on April 29, 1992.
As the Old Leone is expected to run concurrently with the New Leone till September, what will be the status of our laws with respect to fines in various legislations after the date set forth for the Old Leone elapses?
The Therapist has become the fastest Sierra Leonean artiste to hit a million YouTube views on a single music video with his trending song ‘Nack’. An extraordinary record meted out by the new kid on the block.
One of Sierra Leone’s biggest digital magazines, People That Inspire Magazine, has released its June 2022 edition featuring inspiring Africans, compelling stories, African fashionistas, and a trip down memory lane.
The Leones Converter website can correctly convert the old Leone to the new Leone in a second. All you need to do is to input the value of Leones you want to convert and its automated system will do the conversion. It's simple, easy, reliable, accurate, and very fast.
First launched in 2013, this traffic regulating robot has made life easier for the people in the city of Kinshasa, because many of the motorists in the city admitted that the robot works effectively and even they prefer it to its human counterpart.
Sierra Leonean Fulani chef, Fatmata Binta has been named the recipient of the seventh annual Basque World Culinary Prize, an award dedicated to chefs who have created positive change through gastronomy. She is the first Sierra Leonean and African to win the award in its history.
Vista Bank Ltd Sierra Leone partners with The Sick Pikin Project to save the lives of severely sick children in Sierra Leone whose parents or guardians are challenged financially and cannot afford to pay for their medical bills.
Davido has taken social media by surprise yet again after he tweeted that he will give a full scholarship to a Ghanaian student named Morro Suleyman who scored 8As in all subjects he sat for in last year's West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) but has been at home for months with no concrete plans to go to the university due to his parents not being financially strong to send him to the university.
Samuel Aboagye is a young inventor from Ghana who has built from scratch an electric scooter powered by solar energy. The young Ghanaian prodigy told news outlets that he made known that the scooter was made to help disabled people in Ghana. Samuel made it known in a video with BBC that the inspiration behind this is that he wanted to help disabled people, so that they can move easily with the scooter without needing their legs for control.
While he was at the university, Sam Kodo found it hard to have easy access to a computer that he could use in doing his assignments. So with this problem, Sam came up with the idea of building his own computer and making it less costly compared to a standard computer, because he believed there are also many students like him who are also going through the same challenge like his and thus building something like this will make access to computers easier for these students at an affordable price. He sells his computers for just US$90!
Wangari Muta Maathai, a Kenyan, founded the Green Belt Movement and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. She became the first African woman and the first black woman to win the Noble Peace Prize.
To me beauty has little or nothing to do with anything on the outside, because I believe our real beauty resides deep inside of us. After a huge escape from death by surviving a plane crash, Kechi Okwuchi has definitely qualified for being an amazing beauty of Africa.
Mohamed N Kamara’s sterling AFCON performances have earned him a place in the football world. For his heroics and stunning saves against the desert foxes of Algeria and the Elephants of Ivory Coast, former Juventus, Paris Saint Germain and now Parma goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has gifted the Sierra Leonean goalkeeper a signed jersey.
At a time when our world is really fighting hard with ecological problems rising from the trash we discarded or dumped either in the oceans or any other places, many people and organisations are promoting awareness on how we can save our planet from these problems and one major maxim used in this sense is to reuse and recycle.
Matome Cynthia Mokgobu, 29, started a little garden in her backyard in the Limpopo village of Bochum, South Africa, five years ago. Today, she now owns a three-hectare farm where she grows spinach, butternut squash, and cabbage for local and Gauteng markets in South Africa.
How many of the African talents can we count, when on a daily basis many are born across different corners of the continent of Africa. Being one of the largest continents in the world, Africa also homes a greater number of talented people from different works of life.
At the age of thirteen, Adenah Bayoh managed to flee Liberia's civil conflict. She is a living embodiment of the American dream. Many people have travelled to America from third-world countries in search of a better life; Adenah Bayoh's tale is no exception. However, her indomitable spirit, which has been responsible for her enormous successes, maybe the lone difference.
Mustapha Gajibo, a Nigerian university drop-out born in Borno State, Northeast, has made history by becoming the first Nigerian and the first in Sub-sahara Africa to locally produce electric vehicles from scratch with the goal of promoting clean, efficient energy development in conformity with environmental regulations.
On May 25 2022, on Africa Day at the Future Africa Institute, University of Pretoria, South Africa, the second edition of the 2022 African Genius Awards took place virtually where winners of the second edition were announced. The event was hosted by one of South Africa’s biggest media personalities Bongani Bingwa. 31 out of 69 nominations from 10 African countries made it to the final shortlist.
In 2021, Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa, now 18, became the youngest university graduate in Ghana at the age of 17, having graduated from one of Ghana's best universities, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a degree in Mathematics
Ronaldinho, the famous Brazilian footballer, arrived in Tunisia on Thursday. He's on a mission with the Tunisian Tourism Office to showcase the country's many offerings. The tourism industry accounted for more than 10% of the country's GDP before Covid.
Mukiish Spot, an online platform for online learning in Sierra Leone is currently recruiting professional academic tutors for its incoming online learning website and app for primary and secondary school pupils.
Floyd Mayweather, one of the world's most famous boxers and the richest in the world, has announced plans to open a boxing academy in Africa in order to help the continent's undiscovered talents be discovered.
Zambians have created a united front in opposition to the United States' plans to build a military base in the country. The campaign's backers have issued a statement seeking to know whether Zambia can construct a military facility or security post in the US on the same terms as other countries.
Anna Qabale Duba is a young Kenyan nurse who recently made history by becoming the first recipient of the Aster Guardian Global Nursing Award. She stood out among 24,000 applicants because of her tireless efforts to promote education, raise awareness about menstrual hygiene, and endless campaigns against outdated cultural practices such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in her community.
The Must-see Sierra Leone Exhibition In Turkey: European photographer /artist Suzan Pektaş featuring one of Africa’s finest models from Sierra Leone Naomi Kay will be officially launched on the 13th of May ( Friday) and open to the public until 12 June 2022
As difficult as things are right now, it would be very hard for the average man to be honest and live a truthful and honest life. But for this taxi driver, even though things are difficult and the country's economy is in ICU, he doesn't let money control him and bring out the bad in him. Rather, he showed us that not all eggs are bad eggs.
At least 40 African countries print their money in the UK, France and Germany — decades after independence, raising questions about self-sufficiency. DW examines what prompts them to outsource their currency production.
Julius Mwale was born in Lunza village in Butere, Kakamega County, Western Kenya, in 1976. His parents were business owners who died when he was young. Mwale revealed that his childhood was not pleasant and that he even went to school barefoot.
A 16-year-old Ethiopian High School Student is trending on social medial platforms after photos of him and his self-assembled rocket surfaced. The 16-year-old Ethiopian High School Student is being lauded for single-handedly designing and assembling two mini rockets.
After a successful career as a swimmer, Sibusiso Mogale (30), a South African farmer living with disability, has ventured into farming and urges people living with disabilities to follow their dreams just like he has.
These students on Monday 25th April 2022, donated three bags of 50kg rice, a Bag of Sugar, a bag of onion, a cartoon Nescafé, three packets of varieties of Maggie and other seasoning products, one full gallon of oil, and one hundred bundles of sachet water, in addition to a bowser full of water to the Masjid at Fourah Bay College.
Italian football agent Mino Raiola has tragically died aged 54 following a short illness, it has been reported in Italy. The Italian was one of the most notable agents in world football, representing the likes of Erling Haaland, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic among a number of other high-profile clients
Bismack Biyombo, a US-based NBA star who plays for The Phoenix Suns promised to donate his entire 2021-2022 salary towards the construction of a hospital in his home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
B2 OurStar is a global cosmetics and make-up brand that offers products and training to individuals, businesses and events including birthdays, parties, weddings, shows, graduations etc. B2 OurStar also offers wholesale and provides opportunities to local businesses in the cosmetics industry.
Mamusu Dumbuya, a school-going pupil at that time, was 16 years old when she lost 21 of her family members to the Ebola epidemic including her parents and was left with three young kids to take care of; her biological younger brother, cousin, and adopted sister.
Sierra Leone Football Association and Guinea Football Federation have today, in a meeting held at the Guinea Football Federation secretariat, successfully reached an agreement to host Sierra Leone’s home matches in the upcoming AFCON 2023 Qualifiers at the Stade General Lansana Conte in Conakry Guinea
Caritas Sierra Leone, established in 1981 on the basis to serve as the relief and development wing of the Catholic Church in Sierra Leone, has on the 22 April 2022 launched its Strategic Plan 2022-2024 with a focus on what it says "The six strategic pillars" which are: Institutional capacity strengthening, sustainability and availability; integral and human development; advocacy and influence to support the work of the organization; climate resilience, emergency and humanitarian crisis response; governance and development; and migration, human trafficking and vulnerability.
My name is Sierra Leone, I am thousands of years old but many know me as a 61-old-year woman, which I am not too happy with. I am a mother of many wonderful children; some I'm proud of some I am not. Don't get me wrong, I love them all. My name, Sierra Leone, is not my real name though.
As you know, Good Friday means good news. The Sick Pikin Project Good Friday Street Fundraising Campaign held on the 15th of April 2022, joined by meaningful change-makers in Sierra Leone has, having raised Le 26 million from the streets of Freetown, fully paid the medical bill of 16-year-old Mohamed Belley who is set to be operated on his fractured leg he sustained in an accident with a vehicle.
The last time Sierra Leone played Nigeria it was raining goals. Sierra Leone pulled one of the greatest comebacks in AFCON history as the small West African nation scored four goals in the second half of the match having conceded four goals in the first half against the Super Eagle of Nigeria
In Sierra Leone, shreds of evidence by Dr John Idris Lahai, the pioneer behind exposing fake PhD holders, show that over 1000 government officials have received fake PhDs from fake institutions like Dominion Christian University and Africa Graduate University giving them an undue advantage at the places they are working.
Kehinde Durojaiye, father of four, nicknamed 'Kenny jet,' is a 50-year-old self-taught inventor and maker of the 'aero-amphibious jet car' that can run on land, sea and in the air using petrol and solar energy.
In South Africa, a 21-year-old young and brilliant woman named Dr. Thakgalo Thibela has already completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh) degree and is currently practising at the Helen Joseph hospital in Johannesburg making Dr. Thakgalo Thibela the youngest active female doctor in South Africa, according to the spokesperson of The Health Practice Council of South Africa (HPCSA), Priscilla Sekhonyana.
Christiana Sankoh, age eleven and one of the thousands of school-going pupils set to write the National Primary School Examination (NPSE), has been diagnosed with Cancer of the blood, a condition which cannot be treated in Sierra Leone.
Kadiatu Barrie is currently a final year student of Njala University, Njala Campus, pursuing a B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering. She is the founder of Kay Natural, a traditional black soap that does so many wonders on the human skin. She has transformed and re-branded the traditional black soap into a new brand.
As a young woman in her mid-twenties, Chinomso Idam is the CEO and Founder of Kocid Global Foods Enterprise, a food processing firm she founded in November 2019 that provides/sells healthy and safe food products like Kocid probiotic yoghurt and Kocid coconut chin-chin, to its customers.
One of Sierra Leone's biggest digital magazines, People That Inspire Magazine, has released its April 2022 edition featuring inspiring Africans, compelling stories, and African fashionistas. This month's edition features top models, celebrities, change-makers, and fashion stars whose unique abilities and drive to change the African narrative have been a beacon of hope for the African continent.
Spanish La Liga 2 club, SD Huesca has terminated the contract they had with Nigerian midfielder Kelechi Nwakali because he represented Nigeria at the just concluded African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Kelechi Nwakali says the club axed his contract because he was called up to play for Nigeria "against their will", and also owed him wages.
A Facebook user by the name of Dr John Idris Lahai has brought to the attention of the Sierra Leonean populace the academic fraud by the country's Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ambrose Michael Sovula. In the Facebook post by Dr John Idris Lahai, the Inspector General of Police who is said to be a PhD holder is not a PhD holder and his honorary doctorate degree was conferred to him by a so-called Africa Graduate University, a non-existent university is FAKE!
For every football player it is a dream to represent their home country on the international stage, and what would make it more interesting is scoring in your first appearance for your home country. Well, 19-year-old Kallum Sesay is living his dream scoring two goals in his first international debut for Sierra Leone against the Leopards of Congo.
Professor Mohamed K. Kamara is a Sierra Leonean Professor in Information Technology Security and Assurance and the first Sierra Leonean to develop the Stratford University graduate curriculum in telecommunications. He is the author of three books; The Implications of Internet Usage in Sierra Leone - 2013; The impacts of Cognitive Theory on Human and Computer Science Development - 2016; Securing Critical Infrastructures - 2020.
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