Author: African Celebs

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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Mrs. Mansa Nettey, Head of Global Markets at Standard Chartered Bank

Mrs. Mansa Nettey, Head of Global Markets at Standard Chartered Bank talks about her achievements to inspire and motivate others to be optimistic about themselves and their dreams. “I struggle to talk about myself, but I also realise it is good to proclaim your achievements every once in a while; if only to inspire and motivate others to be optimistic about themselves and their dreams,” Mansa says:...

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Akon Lighting Africa hopes to bring solar power to 1 million households

Akon, a Senegalese-American R&B/hip hop superstar has seen firsthand that Africa has had little help to try to remedy its electrical situation. Akon spent much of his childhood in Senegal, and he noticed that nothing has really changed that much since his childhood regarding the power electricity in Senegal and other  African Countries.  Best known for his hits “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You” and other numerous awards icon. Akon has turned his attention to the development of the electrical grid in Africa working alongside Give1Project and ADS Global Corporation SA.  Akon is in partnership with Give1Project and ADS...

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French, Korean consortium to build $1.4 bln Abidjan rail line

Ivory Coast said it had signed an initial agreement with a consortium including France’s Bouygues and South Korea’s Hyundai and Dongsan Engineering to build a 1 billion euro ($1.4 billion) urban rail line in Abidjan. The estimated cost of the project is around 1 billion euros. The proposed project would involve construction of a 37 km (23 mile) rail line from Abidjan’s international airport in the south of the city, through the city centre to its northern suburbs. The line would transport an estimated 300,000 passengers a day, alleviating the traffic jams that currently plague the city of around 5 million...

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