This year’s list identifies young Africans, mostly below 30 years of age, who are doing remarkable work in their countries to facilitate development in the lives of people in their communities and throughout the continent.
Check out Africa’s 30 most inspirational young people under the age 30 below:
21. Lillian Moremi, Botswana
Lillian Nkosazana Moremi is passionate about education and youth development. Lillian is part of a number of organisations. She is also the Founder of Botswana Student Network Society, working closely with students to advocate for academic excellence, career opportunities, social responsibility and leadership participation.
22. Benedict Mundele, DR Congo
Benedicte Mundele, 22, is Ceo and Founder of Surprise Tropical, an organic local business that promote a healthy lifestyle in her community in the suburb of Kinshasa i promotion local organic products ( chips and juices ) . She is member of the food innovation program in Italy ( they study how to create new technologie and technique in all food process), she is member of kuvuna Foundation a leadership institute (an institution of Leadership and enterpreneuriaship, She also In Charge of communication in this Institution ) she is doing social communication at the university , in 2014 she has been named as one of three young women who are using entrepreneurship to-solve problems in Africa , one of 12 brilliant African entrepeneurs under 22.
23. Raphael Obonyo, Kenya
Raphael Obonyo is a youth advocate at the national, regional and international levels. Mr Obonyo is the external adviser, UN Habitat’s Youth Advisory Board, and Africa’s representative in the World Bank’s Global Coordination Board on Youth and Anti-Corruption. He is the co-founder and a member of the Advisory council of the Youth Congress, a premier youth-led organization in Kenya. He has extensive knowledge and experience in public policy, international development, political economy, governance and human rights. In 2013, the Global Diplomatic Forum named Mr. Obonyo as one of the Global Young Diplomats. He is 2014 Crans Montana’s New Leader of Tomorrow. He holds a Masters in Public Policy from Duke University. He is a Ford Foundation Fellow.
24. Jessica Jane Dewhurst, South Africa
Jessica Dewhurst is the Social Justice and Advocacy Desk Coordinator of the Edmund Rice Network for the Southern African District. She is also the HR Manager at UCT Radio. Jessica Dewhurst, 24, who is completing a Master’s degree in Social Development from the UCT, co-ordinates the Green Point-based Edmund Rice Justice Desk of South Central Africa, which advocates, educates and equips people in the area of human rights, justice and advocacy.
25. Médard “Meddy” Ngabo, Rwanda
Meddy real names Ngabo Médard Jobert, is an RnB and Pop artist from Rwanda born 7th August 1989 in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi to Sindayihebura Alphonse and Cyabukombe Alphonsine. He’s one of the top RnB/Pop artists best known for releasing dope videos. He attended Ecole Indépendante in Burundi (nursery) and Ecole Primaire St. Joseph and Ecole Primaire La Colombière(primary). Lycée La Colombière,(high school) and KIST +Kigali(ULK) (university) where he then proceeded to USA