Source: Centurion Law Group |

Centurion Law Group’s Oneyka Cindy Ojogbo receives African Legal Awards’ Private Practice Rising Star award

Presented by Legal Week, the annual ceremony aims to celebrate Africa’s legal talent and recognize the legal community’s achievements each year

Centurion Law Group (Centurion) (https://CenturionLG.com/) was also nominated in the categories International Law Firm of the Year and In-House Rising Star; Centurion attorneys have previously received awards and been nominated by the African Legal Awards; Visit https://CenturionLG.com/ to learn more about the firm and our work in Africa. Last week…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Coronavirus - Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) Director Awarded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Goalkeeper Award for 2020 for role in fighting COVID-19

The award celebrates an established individual (or group) who has demonstrated commitment to the global development goals through impactful work during or in response to the COVID-19

The Director of the African Union’s Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Africa CDC, Dr John Nkengasong, has been awarded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) 2020 Global Goalkeeper Award. The award celebrates an established individual (or group) who has demonstrated commitment to the global development goals through…

Source: Rotary |

Nigerian physician Dr. Tunji Funsho named one of TIME’s Most Influential People in the world

Funsho honored for his work with Rotary International to eradicate wild polio in Africa

TIME named Nigerian physician Dr. Tunji Funsho to the 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes are available now at time.com/time100, and Dr. Funsho’s TIME100 profile is available here (https://bit.ly/3ky8pZg). The list, now in its seventeenth year,…

Source: World Rugby |

HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Awards 2020 winners announced: HSBC Dream Teams include a South Africa men

The awards recognise and celebrate the players and teams who have performed at the highest level across the season

Twenty-four winners confirmed across six men’s and women’s award categories; New Zealand men’s and women’s champions presented with series trophies; HSBC Dream Teams include a trio of New Zealand women and two Fiji and South Africa men; Ireland’s Jordan Conroy and New Zealand’s Stacey Fluhler named Gilbert Top Try Scorers;…

South African Rugby Union
Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks duo named in World Series Dream Team

World Rugby confirmed the winners of various HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 Awards on Monday

Springbok Sevens players Selvyn Davids and JC Pretorius were honoured for their superb performances during the shortened sevens season with the ultimate accolade after being named in the 2020 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Dream Team. World Rugby confirmed the winners of various HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020 Awards…

Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2019-20 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award

Antetokounmpo is Third Player to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in Same Season

Greek Forward Becomes Third Player to Win Multiple MVP Awards by Age 25; Antetokounmpo is Third Player to Win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in Same Season Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the 2019-20 Kia NBA (www.NBA.com) Most Valuable Player, the NBA announced today. This is…

Anzisha Prize
Source: Anzisha Prize |

Anzisha Prize Announces Top 20 Very Young African Entrepreneurs as part of 10th Year Celebration

Meet the new cohort of very young entrepreneurs whose businesses are paving a new entrepreneurial landscape in Africa

The Anzisha Prize (http://www.AnzishaPrize.org/) has revealed its top 20 finalists for 2020. Winners will be announced at this year’s Anzisha Prize Conference on the 27th of October, where the programme will be celebrating 10 years of supporting very young entrepreneurs. This year’s application season saw a record number of 1…

Source: Right Livelihood |

2020 Right Livelihood Laureates to be announced on October 1

The recipients have been selected by an international Jury after careful investigation by the Foundation’s Research team

The 2020 Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award (https://www.RightLivelihoodAward.org/), widely known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize,” are set to be announced in Stockholm on Thursday, October 1. The four new Laureates will be presented by Ole von Uexkull, Executive Director of the Right Livelihood Foundation, and Amelie von Zweigbergk, Vice-Chair…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Ja Morant Leads 2019-20 NBA All-Rookie First Team

As the lone unanimous selection, Morant received NBA All-Rookie First Team votes on all 100 ballots from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters

NBA (http://www.NBA.com) All-Rookie First Team: Morant, Kendrick Nunn, Brandon Clarke, Zion Williamson and Eric Paschall; NBA All-Rookie Second Team; Tyler Herro, Terence Davis II, Coby White, P.J. Washington Jr. and Rui Hachimura. Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, the 2019-20 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, has been unanimously selected to…

Generation Africa
Source: Generation Africa |

Generation Africa announces two grand prize winners of the US$100,000 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize for 2020, alongside the prestigious Africa Food Prize

Top-12 finalist ventures and entrepreneurs this year hail from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda

The two winners of the 2020 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize were announced this evening at the Africa Green Revolution Forum Virtual Summit in Rwanda: Moses Katala co-founder and CEO of Magofarm Limited (Tanzania) and Daniella Kwayu co-founder and CEO of Phema Agri (Tanzania). Each winner will receive US$50,000 to support and…