View Post

Lindelwa Kunene is the Green Voice for the Kingdom of Eswatini

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Climate, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Lindelwa Kunene is a big voice in a very small place.  But, his big “green” voice carries significant weight in the second smallest country in continental Africa, named Eswatini. Lindelwa is a social entrepreneur with almost a decade of experience in leadership with various global and national organizations that range from leadership, humanitarianism, public policy, education for sustainable development, community …

View Post

Mmantlha Sankoloba Leads the Way for Export and Business Opportunities in Botswana

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Mmantlha will remind you why women everywhere are incredibly capable of working in what is typically considered a man’s role.  Her work in the Botswana Exporters and Manufacturers Association is part negotiator, business developer, and strategic administrator.  She distinguishes between having to lobby on behalf of employees at one point only to find herself doing the same for employers later.  …

View Post

His Excellency Ambassador Clyde Rivers Changes Nations by Promoting Civility

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

You will not forget meeting Ambassador Clyde Rivers.  His Excellency smiles and the world just smiles back. The leaders of Burundi smiled back in 2009 when they bestowed Honorary Ambassadorship upon him.  And, a Kingdom in Ghana is about to smile back at him within a couple of months when they tap him as a King of Development. The Ambassador’s …

View Post

Dr. Rollan Roberts on How He is Transforming Africa Using His Corporate Experience

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

His Excellency, Dr. Rollan Roberts was raised a son of a pastor in a West Virginia “holler.”  That boy with the spiritual upbringing moved into the real estate profession and ended up, as he says, “making more money than anyone I knew.”  He added that experience to his spiritual upbringing and moved it into a corporate space, climbing into the …

View Post

Judith Getugi Founded WeRBinti To Help African Women in Healthcare Careers

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Life Lab by Mary Kurek

Judith Getugi of Kenya is a Pharmacist with a serious understanding of the hardship of young African women who are in or heading into a healthcare career.  She founded WeRBinti to bring global mentorship to an organized format to help young women in this space grow, excel, and learn all the pieces of entrepreneurship and personal care to make the …

View Post

Dr. Edward Ilechukwu Leads Leaders Toward a Better Future for Africa

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Publisher Channel by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

Dr. Edward Ilechukwu was raised in an academic family in Nigeria and was blessed with a great education.  He knows this blessing in any other Nigerian family would be a gender gift.  A good education isn’t something offered to most, especially girls, who are not viewed as valuable in certain cultures.  Dr. Ilechukwu now lives in the United States and …

View Post

Fill Your Mind with Namara – Interview with Dr. Susan Vosloo on Congenital Heart Surgery

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Fill Your Mind With Namara, Health by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

Today we have Dr. Susan Vosloo who is such  iconic person and I had the honor of interviewing her.  We will learn much about cardiology and career paths. Enjoy the interview.   Sharing Dr. Vosloo’s biography: Dr. Vosloo’s Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-vosloo-45500143 Namara Lwansa is a young student from Tanzania whose speaking and writing talents have already started carving a leadership path …

View Post

Festus Kiplagat of Green Planet Initiative in Africa is Organizing Thousands of Farmers to Improve Agriculture

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Publisher Channel by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

Festus Kiplagat is a charismatic leader, advocate, agriforestry expert, and founder, but, he’s something more:  He’s a grower from Kenya and very proud to be one.  He wants youth around Africa to feel the same passion he has for the soil and to develop and nurture it in order to  save the continent and the entire planet. If you talk …

View Post

Fill Your Mind With Namara: Feminist Spotlight on Nankondo Mnyone and Khadija Msumi

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Fill Your Mind With Namara by Mary Kurek

It’s women’s history month and we are celebrating the achievements females have made  This month we are making the world focus on us (women and girls) as we are breaking the barriers caused by gender stereotypes and “choosing to challenge” as this year’s theme states. Nankondo Mnyone and Khadija Msumi are perfect examples of girls who are “choosing to challenge” …

View Post

Fill Your Mind with Namara: Meet Nancy Lazaro, UNSDG Advocate and Writer From Tanzania

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Fill Your Mind With Namara by Mary Kurek

“Passions,” a word I would relate to extreme contentment in one’s tasks, is a direction towards your God-given purpose on this earth.  Negativity blocks the work that the passion would’ve done. So many of us have passions within us that the world shuns out and calls useless.  Making your passion a reality creates a life that is characterized by joy. …