At just 29, Opeyemi Odutemowo has earned her PhD in physics. She wants to ensure every African home has stable electricity
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At just 29, Opeyemi Odutemowo has earned her PhD in physics. She wants to ensure every African home has stable electricity

AT JUST 29, Opeyemi Odutemowo has earned her PhD in physics from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. As well as wanting to investigate the effects of fission product bombardment on glassy carbon, Opeyemi’s ultimate goal is to ensure that every African home has stable electricity. Opeyemi started her journey with a BSc in … Continue reading

Meet Diane Shima: Rwanda’s first-ever female Independent presidential candidate
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Meet Diane Shima: Rwanda’s first-ever female Independent presidential candidate

MEET DIANE Shima Rwigara, first-ever female Independent presidential candidate. The 35-year-old accountant and businesswoman declared her interest to run for the Rwandan presidency this week and said, if successful, said she will work to eradicate poverty, champion free speech, and provide health insurance for all Rwandans. She said the ruling RPF party has “failed to … Continue reading

Arthur Zang, 29, created Africa’s ‘first fully touch screen medical tablet’ enabling people in remote locations access to heart examinations
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Arthur Zang, 29, created Africa’s ‘first fully touch screen medical tablet’ enabling people in remote locations access to heart examinations

ARTHUR ZANG is a 29-year-old Cameroonian engineer who invented the Cardiopad, a touch screen medical tablet that enables heart examinations such as the electrocardiogram (ECG) to be performed at remote, rural locations. The Cardiopad then sends the results of the test wirelessly to specialists who can interpret them. The device spares African patients living in … Continue reading

Mary Keitany of Kenya has broken Paula Radcliffe’s women’s-only world record to win the London Marathon
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Mary Keitany of Kenya has broken Paula Radcliffe’s women’s-only world record to win the London Marathon

MARY KEITANY of Kenya broke Paula Radcliffe’s women’s-only world record to win the London Marathon today (April 23). Mary, 35, crossed the finish line on The Mall in two hours 17 minutes one second, the second-fastest time in history. That was 41 seconds quicker than four-time British Olympian Radcliffe ran in winning the event in … Continue reading

Afrobeats star Fuse ODG to debut his NANA (New Africa Nation) fashion line at Caribbean Fashion Week in Jamaica
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Afrobeats star Fuse ODG to debut his NANA (New Africa Nation) fashion line at Caribbean Fashion Week in Jamaica

AWARD-WINNING Afrobeats star Fuse ODG is to launch his New Africa Nation (NANA) Fashion line at Caribbean Fashion Week in Jamaica this June. The London-born, Ghana-raised artist “will be both performing and debuting his fashion line,” Kingsley Cooper, CEO of Pulse model agency and event conceptualiser, said. “We cannot wait to welcome Fuse ODG to … Continue reading

Sinazo Bali, 23, becomes first black woman in Africa to earn an honours degree with distinction in biotechnology
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Sinazo Bali, 23, becomes first black woman in Africa to earn an honours degree with distinction in biotechnology

SINAZO BALI, 23, has become the first black woman in Africa to earn an honours degree in biotechnology with distinction. In a statement from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Sinazo said completing her honours degree was difficult as she was unable to secure funding for her studies. “It’s not easy to get funding … Continue reading

Meet 19-year-old Kanatu Kay: The Kenyan student using African fabric to create stunning works of art
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Meet 19-year-old Kanatu Kay: The Kenyan student using African fabric to create stunning works of art

MEET KATANU Kay, the 19-year-old Kenyan student shaking up the art world with her stunning paintings. Katanu’s unique pieces beautifully incorporates Kitenge/Chitenge (African textiles/fabric) and have granted her entry into various art exhibitions in Nairobi, such as The dusitD2 Nairobi Art Gallery and the Nairobi Art Buyers Weekend. Her father is also a painter who … Continue reading