Obama launched a foundation in Kenya and payed tribute to Mandela in Johannesburg

On July 15, Barack Obama made his first post-presidency visit to Kenya, and launched a center for Knowledge, Learning & Excellence founded by his half sister in the rural birthplace of his father Kolego. President Obama traveled to Kenya on Sunday to promote the opening of a sports and training center that his half sister, Auma…

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Sherrie Silver -The African born choreographer behind “This is America” dance routine

“I stand for taking Africa to the world, and taking the world to Africa through dance. This is important to me because I’m so proud to be African...and I think the whole world needs to know what we’re about -that we’re not just about poverty, disease and sadness that you see in the media. But…

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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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EMEA Champion Awards 2017: AFC President Andrew Alli wins awards

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) President, Andrew Alli just recently received the Champion of Finance Award, for his outstanding achievement in, and lifetime contribution to, the field of Finance, and for relentless contributions to the sustainable development of Africa's infrastructure.  Andrew Alli, who has served as Africa Finance Corporation's President and CEO since 2008, was awarded…

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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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