Tag: African Achievers

Meet Dr. Menna Demessie: The Ethiopian-American Vice President at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Menna Demessie is the Vice President of Policy Analysis and Research at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. She also serves on the advisory board of APSA’s Congressional Fellowship Program. She talks to Political Science Now about how a Political Science PhD prepared her for her new role

By Political Science Now

Continue reading “Meet Dr. Menna Demessie: The Ethiopian-American Vice President at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation”
Advertisements

Kenyan Journalist Larry Madowo scoops prestigious Philip Greer Award from Columbia University

By NANCY AGUTU | The Star

Media Personality Larry Madowo has been crowned the winner of the 2020 Philip Greer Award for his Financial Writing at the Columbia University in New York. Madowo, who was the British Broadcasting Corporation Africa Business Editor, was admitted to Columbia University back in April 2019.

He was admitted to the prestigious university as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in the class of 2019-2020. 

Continue reading “Kenyan Journalist Larry Madowo scoops prestigious Philip Greer Award from Columbia University”

Ghanaian-American, Kyle Ayisi accepted into 14 colleges in US, including five Ivy League Schools

By MOHAMMED AWAL | Face2Face Africa

Kyle Ayisi, a Ghanaian-American teenager, has every right to be in a celebratory mood, after being accepted into 14 colleges and universities in the United States, including five Ivy League Schools. Some of the schools Ayisi gained admission into were Princeton, Columbia, Yale, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, Washington University, Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt.

Continue reading “Ghanaian-American, Kyle Ayisi accepted into 14 colleges in US, including five Ivy League Schools”

Cynthia and Jasmine Kudji: Ghanaian mother and Daughter Graduate from Medical School in same Year

By Briefly

Ghanaian-born Dr Cynthia Kudji and her daughter, Jasmine, have etched their names in the history books by becoming the first mom and daughter duo to graduate from medical school in the same year and be matched at the same institution in the United States for their residency.

Continue reading “Cynthia and Jasmine Kudji: Ghanaian mother and Daughter Graduate from Medical School in same Year”

Meet three Kenyans who have excelled as engineers in the US after topping national exams at home

by Elizabeth Mwarage | The Star

Students who top Kenyan national examinations make news headlines every time results are announced. Herman Mutiso, Jessy Mbagara, and James Rotich were among the top students over 10 years ago. The trio were admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where they studied different fields of engineering.  They eventually got jobs in Silicon Valley in California.

Now in their early thirties, they share a common story of hard work, perseverance, determination and vision.

Continue reading “Meet three Kenyans who have excelled as engineers in the US after topping national exams at home”

Facebook names Kenyan Maina Kiai into content oversight board

By AFP

Facebook has named Kenya’s human rights advocate Maina Kiai into the board that will decide on what content to allow or remove from the world’s largest social media platform. Mr Kiai is a director of Human Rights Watch’s Global Alliances and Partnerships Programme. He is also a former United Nations special rapporteur.

Continue reading “Facebook names Kenyan Maina Kiai into content oversight board”

David Adefeso: the Nigerian-born wealth manager who is dating Tamar Braxton

By Ebimo Amungo

David Adeyemi Adefeso has a growing profile in America, not least because he is the boyfriend of singer and  reality television star, Tamar Braxton, but also because he is a Certified Public Accountant,  a Harvard Business School  trained wealth management adviser and owner Sootchy Inc, a company that finding solutions to one of America’s most intractable problems, Student Loans.

Continue reading “David Adefeso: the Nigerian-born wealth manager who is dating Tamar Braxton”

Kenyan-American teen accepted into 11 top US universities

By Hilary Kimuyu | NAIROBI NEWS

A Kenyan-American teenager has been accepted into 11 prestigious universities in the US after she completed high school. Sharon Njeri Wambu, whose parents immigrated to the US from Kenya, received acceptance to 11 top universities including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Cal Poly Pomona, and Vanderbilt.

Continue reading “Kenyan-American teen accepted into 11 top US universities”

Meet Kenyan Woman Behind Popular US Magazine

Evelyn Woodsen Atieno is the publisher of Afinity Magazine. Her story has been told by major US media outlets including Vice and Huffington Post. Unknown to many, however, Atieno moved to the United States at the age of four with her parents from Kenya.

By MARTIN SIELE 

Continue reading “Meet Kenyan Woman Behind Popular US Magazine”

Top 10 influential migrant Africans in the United States

 In celebration of Black History Month, WorldRemit, a leading fintech company and provider of international money transfer services, has launched the inaugural Top Ten Most Influential Africans in the Diaspora list. WorldRemit launched this list to honor and recognize the contributions Africans have made in America.

By Claudine Moore

Continue reading “Top 10 influential migrant Africans in the United States”