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Ahmed Abdelatif is a Sudanese Diplomat Particularly Focused on Renewable Energy

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Economic Development, energy, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Ahmed Abdelatif of Sudan has been focused since young adulthood on international affairs and diplomatic service; something for which he can thank his mother.  Today, having already served his homeland in diplomatic roles in a multitude of countries, Ahmed is taking an “education” break to continue working on his Masters in International Relations in Scotland.  Upon completion, he looks forward …

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HM Dr Uba Iwunwa Uses Her Artistry and Monarchy to Help African Widows

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Peace, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

Her Majesty Dr. Uba Iwunwa is an actor, vocal artist, and awarded humanitarian, referred to as the “Empress of Peace.” Using her own personal story of overcoming gender challenges, she is carrying on the royal legacy her father left her to impact the world with her talents and her leadership abilities. Her Majesty (of the African Dynasty of the Monarchy …

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HE Ambassador Henry Andako Works Every Aspect of Economy Building to Advance Kenya

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

HE Amb. Henry Andako is the Executive Director of the National Council of NGOs and the Founder of the Henry Andako Foundation based in Kenya. The collective works of the network of organizations he leads create large-scale opportunities that impact locals first and then spread throughout the country. They are working with education, entrepreneurship, employment, infrastructure like energy, and much …

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H E Dr Favour Ayodele is a Nigerian Presidential Candidate Dedicated to Solving Governance Issues

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

His Excellency, Dr. Favour Aydoele is running for the presidential seat in Nigeria for the 2023 election. In this interview with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host Mary Kurek and her Co-Host, James Akan, H E, Dr. Ayodele takes a deep dive into the problems he sees and how he plans to move the country forward through the African Intellectual Resource …

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Ebere Odika Fights Gender Violence in Africa Through IBreathe Initiative

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Human Rights, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

Ebere Odika is a Mandela Washington Fellow and has been working under that umbrella and several others, including her own, IBreathe Initiative, to combat gender violence and promote gender equality in Africa. IBreathe stands for “Initiative for Building a Resourceful and Ethical Africa” and is an activating organization for school clubs designed to educate, counsel, and provide a safe place …

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Abdellah Aouf Creates Job Opportunities for Unskilled Youth Through the Unique GO Platform

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Education, Employment, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

Abdellah Aouf is an Algerian entrepreneur based in the United States solving the issue of unskilled candidates in the job market through a platform that provides hand-picked matching and training solutions that benefit candidates and employers. GO Platform is a creative solution to a problem Abdellah realized in Algeria where tech-jobs weren’t being filled by the available workforce. They are …

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Honorary Consul of Malawi Nir Gess Gives Safe Haven to Trafficking Victims

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Diplomat, Human Trafficking, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

The Honorable Nir Gess has a lot on his business plate. He runs a large farming enterprise in Malawi and handles the diplomatic tasks of his office as Honorary Consul of Malawi to Israel, but, the most passionate work he does is helping victims of human trafficking.  Nir was heading out on a trip one day when he saw a …

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Arafat Lesheve Proves Youth Are Making a Difference in Tanzania

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Education, Employment, Empowerment, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

Arafat Lesheve is one of the most accomplished young people you’ll meet. In his early 20s, Arafat has created more opportunities for youth in Tanzania than anyone would believe. This 25-year-old, already an independent consultant, is serving a title under the Prime Minister’s Office, is a nonprofit founder, and an awarded young visionary. Oh, and he’s already on the path …

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Onochie Lawrence is Helping to Bank the UN SDGs

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Climate, Economic Development, Funding, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Onochie Lawrence, through The Bank of Africa, is moving toward providing sustainable solutions to energy and water needs within the African continent and then moving outward to other areas and into other impact spaces. From his headquarters in The Gambia, Onochie, who serves as Secretary-General of the bank, considers solutions for all of the UN SDGs, but, energy and water …

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Akwasi Opong-Fosu is Launching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Projects in Ghana

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Economic Development, Education, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Akwasi Opong-Fosu is a former Minister of State and Public Policy Analyst, Office of the President of Ghana. He’s taken everything he’s known in the political and governance arenas and moved them into a consultancy called Africa Growth Solutions. His solutions involve inspiring youth to become job creators as opposed to job seekers and moving that level of entrepreneurship into …