Five young women who developed an app to combat Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) have been awarded the 'African of the Year' award by Nigeria's Media Trust. The awardees - Stacy Owino, Purity Achieng, Ivy Akinyi, Synthia Otieno and Macrine Atieno, from Kisumu - who call themselves 'The Restorers' - were selected out of several dozen nominees. Their I-cut mobile application connects girls at risk of circumcision with rescue centres and provides access to legal and medical help to those who have been subjected to FGM.
Kenyan Schoolgirls Receive Daily Trust African of the Year Award
Daily Trust, 17 January 2019
A team of five Kenyan schoolgirls yesterday received the Daily Trust the African of the Year award for 2018. Read more »
Many of Those Seeking Power Have Failed Nigeria - Toyin Saraki
Wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki has warned that many of those seeking power at this year's general elections had failed Nigeria in their respective capacity. Read more »
Toyin Saraki Calls For End To Election Violence, Hate Speech
Leadership, 21 January 2019
Wife Of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki has called for an end to election violence and divisive hate speech as the 2019 general elections draws closer. Read more »
Toyin Saraki - End Election Violence and Divisive Hate Speech
Wellbeing Foundation, 21 January 2019
"Intimidation threatens to throttle our democracy – all must adopt End Election Violence Advocacy" Her Excellency Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki called for an end to election… Read more »
Kenyan Schoolgirls Win Daily Trust African of the Year Award
Daily Trust, 6 December 2018
A group of five Kenyan schoolgirls have been selected as the winners of Daily Trust's 2018 African of the Year award. Read more »
Former Botswanan president Festus Mogae (right) presents the $25,000 prize to Stacy Owino, the team leader of the Kenyan schoolgirls who won the Daily Trust African of the Year award (2018).
The Daily Trust African of the Year Award.
Girls Invent App to End Female Genital Mutilation
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 24 July 2017
"Whether we win or not, our perspective of the world and the possibilities it has will change for the better" Read more »
Kenyan Girls Use Technology to Combat Genital Cutting
VOA, 21 August 2017
“It’s still fresh in my mind, the scene of female genital mutilation,” said Purity Achieng, a 17-year-old from Kenya. Read more »
Gregoire Ahongbonon of Benin has been named 'African of the Year' by Nigeria's Daily Trust for for "extra-ordinary work in caring for under-privileged people with mental ... Read more »
2011 - Jurist Who Backed Democracy in Niger Named 'African of the Year'
allAfrica, 4 December 2011
Salifou Fatimata Bazeye, a 60-year-old distinguished jurist from Niger, has been chosen as "African of the Year" by Media Trust Limited, publisher of the Daily Trust, Weekly Trust,… Read more »
A panel of judges which decides the annual "African of the Year" award for the Daily Trust newspaper of Abuja has named Dr. Donald Kaberuka, president of the African Development ... Read more »
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki, main co-founder of the African Union and current leading continental conflict resolver and peacemaker received his award of Media Trust ... Read more »
2009 - Abdulraheem is Daily Trust African of the Year
Daily Trust, 21 January 2010
The late Nigerian activist, scholar, newspaper columnist, social campaigner and exemplary Pan Africanist Dr. Tajudeen Abdulraheem was last night named as the Daily Trust African of… Read more »
2008 - DR Congo Doctor Mukwege is African of the Year
Daily Trust, 14 January 2009
Fifty-three year old Congolese gynaecologist Dr. Denis Mukwege Mukengere was named last night as the Daily Trust African of the Year 2008 for his devoted work in treating rape… Read more »
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