Category Archives for Gamechangers

Malema Honestly Evaluates Mandela & Mugabe Legacy

Recently, South African Member of Parliament and opposition EFF leader, Julius Malema addressed the Oxford Union and was very candid about his approach to issues in his country. He has become the voice

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Far From Home: Uganda’s First Olympic Snowboarder

Uganda’s Brolin Mawejje, plans to make history at the 2018 winter Olympics as the first to compete as a snowboarder from his country. Born in the Makindye District of Kampala, Uganda, Brolin held

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Biles and Douglas Shine at World Championships

The Rio Olympics in 2016 look more and more exciting after Simone and Gabby’s performance. Simone Biles became the first woman to win three consecutive titles at the world championships on Thursday.

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Zimbabwe’s Dr. Murandu Pioneers Wound Treatment

Dr Murandu, is a senior lecturer in adult nursing at the University Of Wolverhampton School Of Health, and has completed groundbreaking research on the use of sugar to treat wounds, bed sores, ulcers and

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Man Booker Prize for Fiction: Marlon James

Jamaican born novelist, Marlon James has won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings. A Brief History of Seven Killings A Brief History of Seven Killings is the

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Young African Tech Entrepreneur: Teresa Mbagaya

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest female Total Entrepreneurial Activity  rate (27%) in the world. However, most new entrepreneurial ventures in Africa and the world will involve some use of computer

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African Innovation: Solar Powered Motorbikes

There are over 2 million registered motor vehicles in Nairobi and many of them are older vehicles which emit relatively high levels of pollution. As it turns out, Charles Ogingo, Robert Achoge and James

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The Pan-Africanist Movement & African Union

Pan-Africanism means the ideas, the leaders and the movements which have tried to unite black people in a common struggle for freedom, equality and self-confidence throughout the world and especially in

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From Famine to Prosperity: The Case of Ethiopia’s Rise

Ethiopia recently launched a light rail service in Addis Ababa, the first in sub-Saharan Africa. The new light rail system can carry 15,000 people per hour in one direction making commuting easier. Ethiopia’s

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African Innovation Through Research

Ghanaian  academic Dr. Abu Yaya has created an electrical insulator, specifically an electro porcelain insulator. Electro porcelain is widely used to insulate electric cables, in homes, on the railways,

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How Nigeria’s Bennett Omalu Changed the NFL

The Movie Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made

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Kenya’s Leading StartUps

M-KOPA SOLAR M-KOPAs is dedicated to making high quality energy affordable to everyone. They are headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya and are the global leader of “pay-as-you-go” energy for off-grid customers. Since

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Upcoming Black Films to Watch

SEMBENE In 1952, Ousmane Sembéne, a dockworker and fifth-grade dropout from Senegal, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. SEMBENE!, a feature-length documentary,

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Zimbabwean Inventor: Sangulani Max Chikumbutso

Sangulani Chikumbutso has become the first Zimbabwean to design and make a hybrid engine-powered helicopter, an electric car, a magnetic converter, a ‘green’ power generator and a special drone. His

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Cameroon’s Arthur Zang: Inventor of the Cardiopad

The cardiopad is the brain child of Arthur Zang of Cameron. Zang, a computer scientist who harnessed the power of education, collaboration, technology and social media to become a game changer in the medical

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Tennis Rising Star: Dustin Brown

Jamaican-German Dustin Brown, currently ranked No. 102 easily defeated No. 10 seed Rafael Nadal, sending the two-time champion home early from Wimbledon. Who is Dustin Brown? Born: December 8, 1984 Occupation:

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Lessons From Dr. Carter Woodson That Are Relevant Today

First published in 1933, but the Miseducation of the Negro still offers insightful commentary on the causes and solutions to the success of black people. The Book: The thesis of Dr. Woodson’s book

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Sahara TV & Freedom of Expression

In the global environment, politics are both local and global. Freedom of Speech and expression is a universal right for all citizens in the world. It fosters democracy because leaders are held accountable

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Forgotten History: Mary Susan Malahlela M.D.

The first black woman to graduate as a medical doctor in South Africa was Mary Susan Malahlela in 1947. She graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand’s health sciences faculty at a time

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Serena Williams Best Tennis Player Ever

Serena Williams first made history when she won her first Grand Slam at Age 17. There was much jubilation in the world for anyone who loves the quintessential American story of winning against the odds.

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