Uganda: 24 year old Brian Gitta developed a bloodless malaria test called Matibabu

The $33,000 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation has been awarded to a 24-year old Ugandan engineer for his invention of a bloodless malaria test: Matibabu (meaning ‘treatment’ in Swahilo). Malaria infects some 300 million to 600 million every year around the world, according to Unicef, and Sub-Saharan Africa alone accounts for 90% of the world’s 580,000 annual malaria deaths.…

Read more

Kenyan author Makena Onjerika wins the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing

Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika has won the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing with her story "Fanta Blackcurrant". Five writers short stories had been shortlisted for the big prize this year: Nonyelum Ekwempu (Nigeria), Olufunke Ogundimu (Nigeria) and Wole Talabi (Nigeria) Stacy Hardy (South Africa) and Makena Onjerika (Kenya). Fanta Blackcurrant First published in Wasafiri…

Read more

Ghana: Scientists have designed beads to help diagnosis pneumonia

Ghanaian scientists at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, have designed beads to educate mothers to accurately monitor children’s respiratory rates to detect early stages of pneumonia. According to Unicef, pneumonia accounts for approximately 2 400 deaths per day in children younger than five years old. WHO estimates that in 2015 pneumonia…

Read more

Kantanka Cars: Ghana Made Cars On The Rise

Kantanka Automobile Company Limited is a subsidiary of the Kantanka Group of Companies founded by Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka. He also serves as Founder and Leader of Kristo Asafo Mission of Ghana." Located in Accra, Ghana. Kantanka Auto was founded in 2012 by KOSA group (Ghana) and BIG S&T group (China) to bring innovative…

Read more

Ending child-marriages and investing in Africa’s future -Theresa Kachindamoto

"Educate a girl and you educate the whole area... You educate the world", a direct quote from Theresa Kachindamoto. Theresa is chief of Dedza district (Malawi). During her 15 year reign as chief, she is responsible for terminating over 2600 child-marriages in Malawi. Child-marriage has been a major concern in this small landlocked country. How…

Read more
Page 1 of 20123451020Last »

Error: Access Token is not valid or has expired. Feed will not update.
This error message is only visible to WordPress admins

There's an issue with the Instagram Access Token that you are using. Please obtain a new Access Token on the plugin's Settings page.
If you continue to have an issue with your Access Token then please see this FAQ for more information.