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Regina King Wins Supporting Actress Oscar For ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Regina King Wins Supporting Actress Oscar For ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Regina King took home the Oscar for Actress In A Supporting Role at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday for her performance in “If Beale Street Could Talk.” “To be standing here representing one of the greatest artists of all time ― James Baldwin ― is a little surreal,” she said in her acceptance speech. […]

Kenya: First Lady Margaret Kenyatta Awarded

Kenya: First Lady Margaret Kenyatta Awarded

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Wednesday received a prestigious award from the globally respected Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. The award was in recognition of the First Lady’s commitment to end maternal and child mortality in Kenya besides her efforts to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission under Beyond Zero. “I am honoured because at the […]

Nation Media Wins Africa Digital Excellence Awards

Nation Media Wins Africa Digital Excellence Awards

The Nation Media Group Chairman, Mr Wilfred Kiboro, has lauded the company after emerging winners for three of its products in the ongoing Africa Digital Media Awards ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa. Speaking to staff at the Nation Centre last Friday, Mr Kiboro attributed the award to hard work and diligence by journalists and web […]

Tanzanian Activist Bags UN Award

Tanzanian Activist Bags UN Award

Founder and executive director of Msichana Initiative, Rebeca Gyumi, has won the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (Unicef)’s social change award for fighting child marriages in the country. A statement released by Unicef’s communications specialist Usia Ledama on Wednesday noted that Ms Gyumi was recognised at the first annual Global Goals Awards in New York […]

Egypt: Mozn Hassan, Nazra Receive ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

Egypt: Mozn Hassan, Nazra Receive ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

Nazra for Feminist Studies, along with its Founder and Executive Director of Mozn Hassan, received the 2016 Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize,” on Thursday. Hassan and Nazra received the award “for asserting the equality and rights of women in circumstances where they are subject to ongoing violence, abuse and discrimination,” […]

Kenya: Kipchoge Keino Receives Historic Olympic Laurel Award

Kenya: Kipchoge Keino Receives Historic Olympic Laurel Award

Kenya’s legendary middle distance runner, Kipchoge Keino, has bestowed additional honour on the country by becoming the first recipient of the Olympic Laurel award. Kipchoge, who is also the chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock), received the award at the Games’ opening ceremony early Saturday morning at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium. […]

Muthoga Receives Prestigious ‘Sports For Good’ Award In Germany

Muthoga Receives Prestigious ‘Sports For Good’ Award In Germany

A Kenyan has received a prestigious award for a sports development initiative targeting young disadvantaged girls and young women. Rachel Muthoga, of ‘Moving the Goalposts, received the ‘Sports for Good’ award in Berlin, Germany, on Monday night. This was during the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016. Muthoga is the executive director of ‘Moving the Goalposts’, […]

International Women’s Day – AllAfrica Global Media is Honoring Female Leaders

International Women’s Day – AllAfrica Global Media is Honoring Female Leaders

The AllAfrica Global Media Group (editor of www.allafrica.com ) will give the AllAfrica African Women Leadership Award to four brave African women. It will take place on the sidelines of the High Level Panel organized by AllAfrica on March 8, 2016 at King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar. This event’s theme will be: “Achieving Gender […]