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Karamba Diaby, a Senegalese-born German chemist and politician has been named African Man of the Year Germany 2014

Dr Diaby is very passionate about education. He believes that when a child is given the chance to have education, his or herway in life is has been paved. His passion arose from his past. He lost his mother at the age of 3 and his father four years later. Diaby’s elder sister assumed the role of parent and brought him up, instilling in him at a very early age the conviction that education was the only means he could use to overcome his childhood misfortune: Read more here....

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Evans Wadongo is Shining the Good Light in Africa

Evans Wadongo Listed Among Top Global Innovators 35 by MIT & CNN: The 28 year-old Kenyan engineer designed a solar-powered LED lantern called MwangaBora (Swahili for “Good Light”), an invention which is fast replacing smoky kerosene lamps and firelight in rural Kenya where there is little or no electricity. As a child, Wadongo strained to read by the dim light of a kerosene lantern, the smoke from it as well as having to share with his four older brothers. His eyes were irritated, and he often was unable to finish his homework. “Many students fail to complete their education and...

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Camille Wardrop Alleyne: Women in Science

Meet Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne, a brilliant aerospace engineer whose accomplishments in that field have been extraordinary. Currently one of the most-recognized women in aerospace engineering, She is the Assistant Program Scientist for the International Space Station, leading an international task force in educational and public outreach campaigns for the station as well as to attract more young people into the sciences.  She is the recipient of several recognition awards from NASA, she has played a lead role in the design and development of space vehicles, among them the state-of-the-art Orion crew exploration vehicle. She has also received commendations from the US Department of Defense for her work on its ballistic missile defence...

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Cabinet Shake-Up: Spio Garbrah in Ayariga and Sherry Ayittey out – Spio Garbrah to stage comeback in government

Months after intense speculation of an imminent Cabinet reshuffle, it has been reported that the President, John Mahama, will announce a shake-up in his Cabinet and introduce new faces into his administration. One of the new faces is Dr. Ekow Spio Garbrah former National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential aspirant, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, put his political career and other lucrative professional jobs on hold in order to devote more time to the service of God as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Action Chapel International. Spio Garbrah is one of Africa’s pre-eminent public servants and an authority on mass communications who has held several high-profile positions in the field. He is a former Minister of Communication of the Republic of Ghana, one-time Ambassador of Ghana to the United States and Mexico, Minister of Education, Minister responsible for Mines and Energy and a member of UNESCO’s Executive Board in Paris. He served in the cabinet during the democratic regime of Jerry John Rawlings between 1994 and 2000. Spio-Garbrah is a member of the board of directors of South Africa Telekom, AngloGold Ashanti and recently of Vodacom. He is also member of the International Advisory Board of the African Press Organization...

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