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Class of 2019 Nominations Open Oct 5, 2018. Have you met Kamissa Camara?

  Just recently the Malian re-elected President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita appointed and named 35 years old Kamissa Camara as Minister for Foreign Affairs on his cabinet. Before we go deep into let’s talk about her previous roles before she became Foreign Affairs Minister for…

Meet the Men behind ATIGS Group

  Bako Ambianda is the Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Labacorp Group, a diversified portfolio of businesses and strategic investments in key economic sectors spanning manufacturing, construction, power, agribusiness, real estate, and exhibition among others, with operations in five countries. The Group notable…

Meet Nina Marina Barbosa da Silva

She has been an IT Executive for more than 16 years, with international experience in writing, mentoring and serving as a technology business manager. She considers herself an African born in the Diaspora knowing that being of ‘African Descent’ is something more inherent in…

Meet Jaha Mapenzi Dukureh

Jaha Dukureh is a Gambian women’s rights activist and anti-female genital mutilation campaigner. Dukureh became the first UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for Africa. Dukureh was subjected to female genital mutilation in The Gambia when she was a little more than a week old.…

Have you heard of AKOIN ?

So what is AKOIN you may ask?  Stick around let’s tell you more. Akoin is a new cryptocurrency from visionary changemaker Akon and is the foundation of the Akoin Ecosystem – a unique global venture that offers an abundance of digital and in-real-life platforms…

Statement by MIPAD on the passing of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Atta Annan

  MIPAD is profoundly saddened and deeply affected by the news of the passing of Secretary-General Kofi Atta Annan. Mr. Annan has been a wonderful example to all of us at MIPAD. He was a champion of internationalism and human rights for his…

The Africa of My Dreams – Robinson Lynn

Nelson Mandela, the late South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999 once said “I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.” That, too, is the Africa of my…

Johnetta “Netta” Elzie

Johnetta “Netta” Elzie is an American civil rights activist. She is one of the leaders in the activist group We The Protesters and co-edits the Ferguson protest newsletter This Is the Movement with fellow activist DeRay Mckesson. Elzie became involved in activism following…

Meet Morag Mwenya Mapoma Neill-Johnson

Did you know Morag Mwenya Mapoma Neill-Johnson, made the global list of the Most Influential 100,Humanitarian and Religious category? Learn more

Meet Chude Jideonwo

Chude Jideonwo is founder of Joy Inc, a benefit corporation based in Miami, Florida and Lagos, Nigeria, which mainstreams the research and evidence on human flourishing and positive emotions to transform the culture and build a new generation focused on the greatest happiness…

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