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Cecilia Makiwane: In Memory of Africa’s First Nurse

Cecilia’s title as a nurse paved the way for many other African women who followed suit. Her name is inscribed in the legacy of the Makiwane family, which produced several pioneers during her time and while her time alive was brief, she inspired cohorts of African nurses who came after her.


The Presidential Series

The journeys of presidential aspirants, whose stories intertwine with Kenya’s history, are explored in these compelling profiles.

GL Vidyarthi and Priya Ramrakha: Pioneers of the Kenyan Press

A few years later, the handwritten newspaper grew into something more concrete. Vidyarthi founded the Colonial Printing Works, a print media house focused on publishing pro-Indian and pro-African independent newspapers. The Colonial Times newspapers openly ...

Drip is Forever! Remembering the Original Sapeur

Sapeurs are part of the Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes, or if you like, the Society for the Advancement of Elegant People. If either feels too long for pronunciation or memory, you may ...

Cecilia Makiwane: In Memory of Africa’s First Nurse

Cecilia’s title as a nurse paved the way for many other African women who followed suit. Her name is inscribed in the legacy of the Makiwane family, which produced several pioneers during her time and ...

 Dr Nathaniel King: Nigeria’s First Medical Doctor

However, as soon as Nathaniel completed his time at Fourah Bay, he enrolled into King’s College, London, to study medicine. This was no mean feat considering it was rare for Africans to travel  overseas for ...

Dr Matshidiso Moeti: Africa’s Top Medic

The first woman elected as the Regional Director for Africa for the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Matshidiso was born in the late ‘50s in Johannesburg,

Johannes Albertus Myburgh: South Africa’s Towering Surgeon

And so the day to perform the first renal transplant in South Africa came. Ready with his team which included American transplant expert Prof Thomas Strazl, the procedure began. It was a demanding process; failure ...

The Doctor Alleviating Sexual Violence in DRC

Dr. Mukwege’s initial goal was to set up a maternity wing, which came complete with surgical rooms.
From The Stage To The Bedroom: When Couples Work Together Paul Ogola

Work, Play and Forever After: When Couples Work Together

As they work to stamp their prowess in the acting industry both locally and internationally, they reminisce about the growth they have made in separating work from their relationship.

Championing For Mental Health Care In Somalia

The Habeeb Mental Hospital in Mogadishu opened its doors to those with mental illness and personality disorders, admitting approximately a total of 30 patients soon after.