Inspiring African Stories

Meet Iddris Sandu: A 23-year-old Ghanaian Tech Genius Behind Uber, Snapchat, And Instagram, And Creator Of The World’s First Smart Retail Store

Iddris Sandu was born in 1997 in Accra, Ghana. He is a Ghanaian architectural technologist. He was born in Accra, Ghana, and raised in Compton in Los Angeles, California. He created the world’s first smart retail store experience along with Nipsey Hussle. The store is called “The Marathon Store”.

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A 24-year-old Sierra Leonean has Invented Sierra Leone’s first solar-powered car made out of trash

Emmanuel Alieu Mansaray is a 24-year-old self-taught Sierra Leonean inventor, engineer, renewable energy expert, and a student of the Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Geology. He attained his high school certificate from the Methodist Boys High School, Freetown. It all started in 2018 when he built the first locally made solar-powered tricycle in Sierra. Fast forward 2020, Emmanuel Alieu Mansaray invented the first ‘solar-powered’ car in his country, Sierra Leone. His passion for the environment and to solve social issues affecting his community led him to invent the solar-powered car. He called the car ‘The imagination Solar Car’.

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‘Africa taught me everything’ – Meet the Toronto man who walked 12,000 kilometers across Africa for two years

Mario Rigby has been adventurous right from his young age. Born in Turks and Caicos, he grew up in Germany before moving to Toronto, Canada. His parents got him into sports as a child and he went on to compete in track and field at a national level, eventually becoming a fitness trainer, coaching athletes involved in different types of sports.

In November 2015, he decided to put all that aside to embark on a trip he named Crossing Africa — a two-year, 12,000-kilometre journey by foot and paddle boat that would take him through South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt.

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A 24-year-old from Niger has created the country’s first video game “Heroes of the Sahel”

The video game designed by a young man of 24, draws its substance and form from the cultural riches of Niger. Coveryni Issa Mahaman’s ambition is to make it an animated film in the medium term.

Niger has its first video game, designed in Niger and by a Nigerien. “Les Héros du Sahel”, named after this invention is made to adapt to android phones, computers and the Nitendo Wii.

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