Day: May 23, 2019

All-girls robotics team from Ghana wins World Robofest Championship in the U.S.

By Ismail Akwei

An all-girls robotics team from Ghana has won the senior division of the World Robofest Championship in the United States. They won the topmost position by beating teams from the United States, Mexico, Egypt, South Korea and dozens of others.

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Yale University honors Nigerian Chimamanda Adichie, Zimbabwean Strive Masiyiwa, and Kenyan Elephant activist, Cynthia Moss with doctorates

Yale University presented honorary degrees to 11 individuals who have achieved distinction in their fields at its 318th graduation ceremony recenty. Among the honorees were Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie, Zimbabwean owner of Econet Wireless, Strive MAsiyiwa and Cynthia Moss, an American who has dedicated her life to the welfare of Kenya’s Amboseli elephants.

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4 Nigerians among 166 Recipients of Canada’s Vanier Graduate Scholarships

By BellaNaija.com

 Four Nigerians, Effoduh Okechukwu JakeOnu Charles; Onifade Temitope; and Taiwo Bello are among 166 recipients of the 2019 Vanier Scholarships for student pursuing doctoral studies in Canada.

The Canadian government announced the award, valued at $50,000 per year, to graduate students who demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement.

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The 26th New York African Film Festival opens at Lincoln Center May 30 – June 4

By Wilson Morales

The 26th New York African Film Festival(NYAFF) kicks off at BAM Film on Thursday, May 23, and runs through Monday, May 27, as a part of BAM’s popular dance and music festival.

The popular festival includes 68 films of multiple genres from 31 countries across the diaspora, and is presented by FLC and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF).

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Ethiopian-American Liya Kebede joins Naomi Campbell to strut at ‘Arise Fashion Week’ in Lagos

Last Month, thousands of international fashion fans, creatives, models, and influencers gathered in Lagos, Nigeria to celebrate Africa’s greatest fashion design talents at the annual Arise Fashion Week.

High-profile guest, supermodels Naomi CampbellLiya Kebede, and Alton Mason were spotted hitting the runway in looks by Nigerian designer Bridget Awosika and 2019 LVMH finalist, Kenneth Ize.

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Volunteers in Lincoln help ease the way for South Sudanese in Massachusetts

By Heather Beasley Doyle

In May 2001, Lincoln resident Susan Winship organized a presentation introducing a group of South Sudanese refugees to fellow Massachusetts residents. The arrival of “the lost boys of Sudan,” as the 150 young men were known (five women were also part of the group) — thousands of young men who had fled their homeland on foot a decade and a half earlier during the country’s second civil war–had been widely covered in the media.

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