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Young African entrepreneurs to receive investments through the US$100,000 Anzisha Prize for 2019


Applications have opened for the 2019 edition of Anzisha Prize, an initiative aimed at identifying and recognizing Africa’s most innovative social and business entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22. Young entrepreneurs who apply will have the opportunity to win a share of US$100,000, connect to a global network of leaders and receive business consulting support. The grand prize winner will win US$25,000, the 1st runner-up will receive US$15,000 and the 2nd runner-up will receive US$12,500.

The award competition is a partnership between African Leader Academy (ALA) and Mastercard Foundation. With the launch of the 9th annual Anzisha Prize, the organisers look forward to celebrating the stories of successful young African entrepreneurs such as the winner of last year’s prize,…

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Paxful Investing in Young African Leaders by Building Schools With Bitcoin


Paxful CEO Ray Youssef plans on building 100 schools in Africa. Two schools have already been built in Rwanda, while a third is currently in development. 


Paxful is a peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace that directly connects those looking to buy with those looking to sell, with a special focus on the unbanked and underserved world. The platform’s school-building projects are part of its #BuiltWithBitcoin initiative.

Youssef hopes that Paxful’s school building initiatives will serve to educate the next generation of young leaders. He told Bitcoinist:

We are working to scale up the process to where we can build several schools at once in different countries at an even higher standard of education. The final goal is a school for gifted children surpassing the education given at top private…

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Young jazzman to lead concert


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Jazz pianist Aaron Diehl and his band will play at Baruch Performing Arts Center on March 29.

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The Aaron Diehl trio will be performing a concert at Baruch Performing Arts Center next month.

Made up of jazz pianist Aaron Diehl, and his trio which includes drummer Aaron Kimmel and bassist David Wong, are going to perform “Virtuoso at Play,” — a two-hour show as part of the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Series on March 28.

The jazz master will be playing tunes from his 2015 sophomore project — Space, Time, Continuum, a highly regarded album celebrated for its traditional and experimental sounds.

The eight-track album featured various musicians and singers such as Haitian-American and Grammy award winning…

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Young African-American performer making mark in local theater



Both Madison and Holt want to encourage more African-Americans to participate in local theater. WCP has presented a staged reading of “The …
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Appalachian selected to host 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders


BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University is among 27 universities across the country selected to host the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in 2019. This summer, Appalachian will host 25 of Africa’s emerging civic leaders — ages 25–35 — for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, which began in 2014, is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The program was created to empower young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, professional opportunities, networking and local community engagement.

To date, Appalachian has hosted three…

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Young African scientists urge govts to trust homegrown talent



Young scientists from across Africa have appealed to their governments to give them a chance to participate in the implementation of major projects.
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