Author: African Celebs

Book of the Month for June 2014 by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The UNESCO World Book Capital Program has selected “This Child Will Be Great” by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Book of the Month for June 2014. The program hopes to improve the reading culture, promote the featured books, and inspire discourse about books for the benefit of society. In her inspiring memoir, President Sirleaf explains her rise to power, her early childhood, her experiences with abuse, imprisonment and exile, and her struggle for democracy and social...

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Kwasi Enin: NY Teen Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Universities

It’s tough enough to get into one Ivy League school. But all eight? That’s what happened to Kwasi Enin a first generation American from Ghana student at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, N.Y., this week. The 17-year-old received acceptance letters from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale. So where will he end up? “I’m thinking of being a cardiologist or neurologist,” said Enin, who lives in Shirley. “A doctor is a community leader, a protector, someone who people turn to … when they need help. Kwasi Enin has confirmed he is...

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Kelvin Doe proves that talent can thrive in any condition

Kelvin Doe was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone in 1996. His creative instincts have been with him as a child and he would often dream of solutions to problems in his community. At the age of 10, he started scavenging for scrap electronics parts from dump sites after school for his inventions. Kelvin, together with his team, was a winner of Global Minimum’s Innovate Salone 2012 — the inaugural high school innovation challenge in Sierra Leone. He had built a radio station for his community out of recycled materials, in addition to homemade batteries and a generator. Kelvin was...

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At the age of 24, Esther Mbabazi made history as Rwanda’s 1st Female Pilot!

Esther Mbabazi is the first female pilot in the country of Rwanda and getting international attention for her achievements. The most remarkable aspect of Esther’s story is the fact that at the age of 8 her father was killed in a plane crash. One would assume that such a tragic occurrence would have dissuaded her from pursuing aviation; on the contrary, Esther used it to fuel her aspirations of becoming a pilot. She is fluent in five languages. Esther attributes her rise in the ranks to passion, hard work and...

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