Throughout the course of history, we have witnessed the sacrifices delivered by so many capable strong women within the African setting. As today is International Women's Day, we take a look at one outstanding woman in the history of Ghana…
Today, March 1, is the anniversary of the Battle of Adwa in 1896. On this day an African army by Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia annihilated the Italian invaders of the Horn of Africa. It is one of the most significant single victories in modern times of African people over European aggression in Africa.
In recognizing Africans that are doing amazing and exceptional work in Science, Education, Technology, Art, Politics, Social work, Media, etc. Priority Performance Projects in partnership with Plus94 Research, The African Dream, and The University of Pretoria are coming up with an award ceremony called 'The African Genius Award' to recognize and appreciate the exceptional work of Africans in Africa. The African Genius Award is a special project undertaken by the company Priority Performance Projects. They aim to recognize exceptional Africans that have made an outstanding contribution towards the realization of African self-determination, dignity, and exceptionalism.
Karuhimbi risked her life by sheltering refugees from those wanting to see them dead. Her little house became a safe haven for Tutsis, Burundians and even three Europeans trying to escape violence during the genocide. She reportedly hid people under her bed, in a secret space in the roof, and there are reports that she dug a hole in her fields for people to hide in. She would even shelter babies who had been rescued from the arms of their dead mothers after being left to die. The exact number of people she sheltered is unknown, but it is believed to be around 100-150.