Author: African Celebs

Regina Agyare: Founder of Soronko Solutions -“Tech Needs Girls”

Meet Regina Agyare, the CEO of Soronko Solutions a software development company in Accra. Soronko Solutions provides unique technology innovations that help make African businesses far more efficient, and also creates innovative programs to improve the lives of children. Soronko Solutions also develops affordable technology solutions across different channels, for web, mobile, point of sale devices, and ATMs. Agyare started an initiative called “Tech Needs Girls,” teaching computer skills to girls living in poor areas. Her story is inspiring to many who feel discouraged by both people and challenges. In fact, these types of African success stories prove that there is indeed a light at the end of the tunnel. Watch the inspiring on CNN...

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President unveils bronze bust of Nelson Mandela as South Africa marks 20 years of democracy

The bust of former president Nelson Mandela unveiled at Parliament on Monday shows how far South Africa’s democracy has come in a short space of time. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony and launch of the 20 years of a democratic Parliament programme, Zuma said Parliament would continue to promote Mandela’s legacy. “By unveiling the statue, Parliament has declared we will continue to walk in Madiba’s footsteps… and honour his...

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Goldkey Properties has launched the sale of new luxury apartments and townhouses in three prime areas of Accra

One of Ghana’s leading property developers, Goldkey Properties has launched the sale of new luxury apartments and townhouses in three prime areas of Accra. The properties, situated in Airport, Cantonments and Roman Ridge are built to high-spec international standards by a team of architects, renowned both locally and internationally. To date, Goldkey has been building premium quality residential and commercial facilities since it was established in 1997, primarily for rental purposes. Its flagship commercial building is “The Elizabeth”, located in the Airport residential...

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Giving back to society

Meet David Mwendele , 24 year old social entrepreneur from Dar Es Salaam (founder of Let God Be You Foundation) He grew up in an orphanage and wanted to give other young struggling people the opportunity to change their lives to the better. He has created jobs in building a media centre and his own foundation. David Mwendele did not have a good start in life. When his parents separated, he started living on the streets of Dar es Salaam. He found a new home in an orphanage, where he could not only get a place to sleep and food, but also education. When he completed his studies, Mwendele felt frustrated seeing other young people experience the same adversities he had faced. Most young people in his community struggle to find jobs because they do not have an education. His business got a big push in 2012, when Mwendele was named an Anzisha Prize finalist. In 2010, Mwendele started a charity called Let God Be You Foundation (LGBY) to provide quality education and life skills to youth aged 14-18. The organisation teaches young people computer literacy, English language proficiency and entrepreneurship. The foundation which started its operations in a church has since moved to larger space and has taught more than 140 young people computer, embroidery, T-shirt printing, baking and photography skills. Some of the youth have started their own...

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