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Prince Omenihu Works to Save Kids From Drugs and Develop Public Policy That Provides Global Benefits

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Publisher Channel by Casey Riley

Prince Omenihu from Nigeria is an action-oriented young man who has completed his education as a chemical engineer while building a charity that helps to get kids off the streets and away from drugs. His impact is growing as sports and recreation activities that his organization runs connect kids to a healthier pastime. Along with his nonprofit, Caring Beyond Borders …

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James Akan Aims High To Lead Through Policy to Create Change for African Youth

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Publisher Channel by Casey Riley

Already a policymaker with policy drafts in his hands, James Akan uses his position as a Spokesperson at Democracy Africa Youth Parliament as a training ground for bigger dreams in governance. James’ passion is only eclipsed by his intelligence about how to create change through policymaking and, like a smart governing leader, he listens to the youth he is serving …

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MAXIMIZING THE POTENTIAL OF AFRICAN YOUTHS – THE TIME FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO TAKE LEADERSHIP IS NOW

In Africa, African Influence, Publisher Channel, Youth by Casey Riley

Our new young friend, Mustapha Fofanah has sent out this passionate plea on behalf of African youths.  We share it here as we share in his hope for a brighter future for youth everywhere, but, especially in Africa, where (in the language of the Gates Foundation and other NGOs) there is a very large “*youth dependency burden.” *Definition. The youth …

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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 …

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Yemi Jackson Helps Companies Improve Their Representation of Women in Leadership Positions

In Africa, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

From Africa to the UK, Yemi Jackson made the challenging transition to a different culture.  She understood what it felt like to be different.  As she grew, she continued transitioning through her work life, and was surprisingly strategic as she navigated her career from accounting all the way to entrepreneurship. Founding Engage Transform in 2017, she decided to make a …

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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.  …

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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 …

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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 …