A Ugandan doctor has been awarded a prestigious United States (US) award for his role in the treatment of heart diseases.
Dr. Emmy Okello, an interventional cardiologist at the Uganda Heart Institute (UHI), has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology for advancing the field of Rheumatic heart disease and interventional cardiology in Uganda.
Peter Tabichi who teaches at a school with just one computer and gives most of his money to the poor took home the Global Teacher Prize.
A Kenyan science teacher from a remote village who gave away most of his earnings to the poor and tutored students on the weekends won a $1 million prize that honors one exceptional educators from around the world.
Lolo Tisseglo, born in West Africa, always planned on coming to the United States for a better education. But it took a long time to achieve his vision. When he was finally able to make the move about seven years ago, his sights were set on seeing his daughters attain quality educations.
The Share America Foundation Inc. recently announced another 2018 scholarship winner at Ringgold’s Patriot Hall. Musician/singer King Turyananuka, of Wake Forest, N.C., was selected as a Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship winner. He received a $1,000 scholarship. Turyananuka is originally from Uganda and is in the United States studying traditional worship music. This report from northwestgeorgianews.com gives more details
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has selected two recipients for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, including Christian gynecologist Denis Mukwege, who has dedicated his life to caring for victims of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Mukwege, nicknamed “Dr. Miracle” for his specialized procedures, received the award alongside Nadia Murad, a young Yazidi activist who survived being kidnapped and raped by ISIS members in Iraq. This profile by The National gives insight into the the man. Continue reading “Who is Denis Mukwege, The Congolese Nobel Peace Prize Recipient”→
Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji scored a major breakthrough for herself and the popular Nigerian firm industry called Nollywoood when Netflix, the American streaming giant announced that they had purchased the worldwide rights to Nnaji’s movie, Lionheart, during the Toronto film festival.
Multimillionaire Patrick Awuah is a new generation of African entrepreneurs who have reversed the “African diaspora” and returned back to their native land and, as such, has disproved author Thomas Wolfe’s adage that you can’t go home again. Awuah has, in fact, done so and has flourished in the process. So has the university he came back to fund, found and accredit in his native Ghana – Ashesi University in Accra.
Jacob Olupona, Harvard Divinity School Professor of African Religious Traditions, has won the 2018 Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion. The award is given by the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and it “recognizes extraordinary contributions to the public understanding of religion by individuals whose work has a relevance and eloquence that speaks, not just to scholars, but more broadly to the public as well.” The award will be presented to Professor Olupona at the AAR Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 18, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.
A team of Nigerian schoolgirls will take a share of a $50,000 prize for their pitch after the final event of the week-long World Pitch Summit in Silicon Valley. The team presented a pitch about an app that would help detect fake drugs, a perenial problem in africa. FD-Detector (Fake Drug Detector) helps identify fake pharmaceutical drugs in Nigeria. The app leverages a drug’s barcode to verify its authenticity and expiration date.