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…

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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…

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Ghana: Richard Appiah Akoto, discovered by Microsoft after using a blackboard to explain computers to his students

Richard Appiah Akoto, a teacher in Ghana, has used his imagination to teach his students the secrets of Microsoft Word. With just a blackboard and a talent for drawing, he drew the computer application on his blackboard. Teaching kids how to use a computer is hard enough already, but doing it without any computers is…

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