Category Archives for Gamechangers

World Economic Forum: Young Global Leaders from Africa 2013

Congratulations to the World Economic Forum: Young Global Leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa 2013 Ola Orekunrin Dr Ola Orekunrin is the Managing Director of Flying Doctors Nigeria Ltd, West Africa’s first

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Zimbabwe’s Woman Called Moses: Beatrice Mtetwa

The work of Human Rights Lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa is no ordinary task. Dealing with a dictatorship that uses the law against its own citizens she has found the courage to use the law in defense of human

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CNN Hero: Kakenya Ntaiya

Kakenya opened her first primary school in 2009, The Kakenya Center for Excellence which currently enrolls more than 150 girls. Please visit http://www.kakenyasdream.org to learn more. The Kakenya Center

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Henceforward Shall Be Free Forever

“The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act

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Black Innovators in the Americas

In celebration of Black History Month in the USA we salute two innovators, Ralph Gilles now CEO of Dodge and George Washington Carver famous for his work with peanuts. This is our opportunity to highlight

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Innovation 101: The Solar Cooker by Noel Mubaina

Zimbabwe- Noel Mubaina (30), graduated with a diploma in advanced project management at DAPP Frontline Institute in Shamva and can also add to his list of accomplishments; a solar cooker made from cardboard

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Innovating through Technology- Dr Kamau Gachigi

Dr. Kamau Gachigi heads the University of Nairobi Science & Technology Park, at which over 15 technology businesses are currently incubated. He has been a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical

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Nelson Mandela Speech at Independence 1994

Inaugural Speech Pretoria, South Africa Date: Wed, 11 May 1994 13:37:00 -0400 STATEMENT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS,NELSON MANDELA, AT HIS INAUGURATION AS PRESIDENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC

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Female Political Heavyweights in Africa

Joyce Banda, Malawi Joyce Banda is the President of Malawi. She became the first female head of state of the landlocked country in southeastern Africa. An educator and grassroots women’s rights activist,

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An Afro Global View of Democracy

  As citizens of the World, we tend to romanticize movies like Titanic and those of the Mayflower and we forget that not everyone on the Mayflower was royalty. 16th and 17th century Britain was

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President Obama’s Victory Speech

  Thank you so much. Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you.

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Shining City On A Hill: What Africa Can Learn

  I remember growing up and seeing images on tv about this place called the “Big Apple” with all its glitz and glamour and praying “Oh Lord please take me to America so I can see

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Walter Rodney: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

Walter Rodney was born in Guyana on March 23, 1942. He was assassinated in Guyana on June 13, 1980. His most prolific work, “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa” made him both famous and controversial. Dr.

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October is Black History Month in U.K.

Prior to the Journal of Negro History there was no body of work that captured the work of black people around the world. The first person to actually value and chronicle the contributions of black people

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Patrice’s Letter to Pauline Lumumba in Jail (1960)

My beloved companion, I write you these words not knowing whether you will receive them, when you will receive them, and whether I will still be alive when you read them. Throughout my struggle for the

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African Technopreneur: Jason Njoku taking Nollywood Online

Piracy was always a problems for Nollywood filmmakers. There were many ‘hustlers’ in the diaspora who made their living off pirating movie and keeping all the profits. The business problem

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Olympic History: Abebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila the first Sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal at the Olympics in 1960 completing the marathon in 2:15:16.2. He went on to win the 1964 Tokyo Olympics as well. It was Rome 1960; the venue

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The Decade of the Woman

    The African Union which declared the decade 2010-2020 the decade of the woman produced a publication in October 2010 “Walking the Talk” and Gender Equality. Now that we have

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Female Nigerian Billionaire: Folorunso Alakija

Folorunso Alakija is a Nigerian Billionaire who shares the journey of her life on CNN’s African Voices. She was born July 15, 1951 and is a Nigerian Billionaire fashion-designer and Executive

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