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May
2017
Aster

City Icon: Aster Yohannes, Asmara

“We never argue, my wife and I; because she can shoot straighter and faster than I can.” – Petros Solomon (Aster Yohannes’ husband) Aster Yohannes has been a prisoner of conscience, held at an undisclosed location by the government of Eritrea since December 2003. Born in Asmara, Aster Yohannes was a 2nd-year student of Electrical …

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May
2017
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City Icon: PAPA WEMBA – King of Rhumba Rock (June 14, 1949 – April 24, 2016)

Known as the Kasai Nightingale, Papa Wemba, a frontline Congolese musician from DR Congo was the undisputed king of Rhumba Rock and also a stylish fashion icon who helped to popularise the La Sape look. Born on 14th of June 1949 in Lubefu, a community in the Sankuru District of Kasaï-Oriental (East Kasai), one of …

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April
2017
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City Icon: Didier Drogba

All Hail Drog the King! One of Africa’s finest footballers of his generation, Didier Drogba currently plies his trade with Montreal Impact the Canadian Major League Soccer after an illustrious career playing in Europe. Drogba was born in Abidjan on March 11, 1978. Following Côte d’Ivoire’s qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, …

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April
2017
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City Icon: Jonathan Butler, Cape Town

“I was born poor, but richly blessed with talent and the gift to make music. I can’t dismiss where I’ve been or where I come from. I am a proud South African and I came from nothing.” – Jonathan Butler Born on October 10, 1961 in Athlone, a shantytown outside Cape Town, South Africa, Jonathan …

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March
2017
Lake Tana

City Icon: Lake Tana, Source of the Blue Nile (Ethiopia)

Long acknowledged as the source of the Blue Nile River, Lake Tana is Ethiopia’s largest body of water, with a surface area of 3,673km², a surrounding drainage of 11,650km² and a maximum depth of 14m. It is located in the Amhara Region, in a depression of the northwest plateau 1,800m above sea level. Volcanic activity ...

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March
2017
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City Icon: Luxor (Ancient Thebes), Egypt

Regarded as the world’s greatest open-air museum, the city of Luxor – one of Egypt’s leading tourist attractions – is quite an extraordinary place built on and around the site of ancient Thebes. Thebes was the city of the sun-god Amon-Ra, and was Egypt’s religious center until the Greek period. The 416km² area is split …

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March
2017
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City Icon: Kirsty Coventry, Harare

“Zimbabwe is my home. It’s where I was born. It’s my culture. I will always represent Zimbabwe. Color doesn’t matter to me.” Kirsty Coventry Seven-time Olympic medalist, Kirsty Coventry is the only African and the third woman in history to break the 1:00min barrier in the Women 100m Backstroke. Also the second woman to go …

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February
2017
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City Icon – Michelle McLean-Bailey, Namibia

“My priority would be with the children of Namibia, because (children) are the foundation of every nation.” – Michelle McLean Former beauty queen and model, Michelle McLean-Bailey became the first Namibian to win the Miss Universe title and the first person from Africa since Margaret Gardiner of South Africa clinched the crown in 1978. Born …

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February
2017
Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men's marathon in the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Mall August 12, 2012.                 REUTERS/Mark Blinch (BRITAIN  - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

City Icon: Stephen Kiprotich (Uganda)

“People got inspired. I was now being compared with John Akii-Bua, a man I never met but only got to know from my teachers in primary school that he was a very strong man.” Ugandan athlete Stephen Kiprotich won the gold medal of the marathon event at the 2012 Olympics in London, the first gold ...

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February
2017
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City Icon -Fatou Bensouda, The Gambia

“I am an African I am proud of that. But…it is not because I am an African that I was chosen for this position. I think my track record speaks for myself…” – Fatou Bensouda Gambian lawyer, Fatou Bensouda became the first woman and first African to hold the office of the Chief Prosecutor of …

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January
2017
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City Icon: Fatuma binti Baraka – Zanzibar

Our city icon for this week is no other than Fatuma binti Baraka (c.1910s – 17 April 2013)  also known as Bi Kidude. She was a Zanzibari-born Tanzanian Taarab singer. She is considered the undisputed queen of Taarab and Unyago music and was inspired by Siti binti Saad. Bi Kidude was born in the village of Mfagimaringo and was the daughter of a coconut seller in colonial Zanzibar. …

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January
2017
Ogada

City Icon: AYUB OGADA, Mombasa

“I am not sure as to why many love or chose my music but my approach is simplicity.” – Ayub Ogada Folk songwriter, percussionist and musician, Ayub Ogada is considered today as one of the greatest Kenyan artistes of all time. A descendant of the proud Luo people of western Kenya, Ayub was born in ...

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December
2016
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CITY ICON -Pete Edochie: Reminiscing “Things Fall Apart”

“I am a professional through and through and secondly, in all modesty, I am a role model to a lot of people who see me and believe in whatever I represent. I think it’s some virtue for me. And it’s not my intention to let them down. Societal expectations compel moral rectitude and I don’t …

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December
2016
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City Icon: DANYÈL WARO; La Reunion

“Our reality is deeply mixed but the conscience doesn’t always follow that. Up in the head there is always that desire to be pure, pure white maybe, but pure Indian or pure black as well. That is why I talk about bâtarsité. It’s my way of saying let’s look at ourselves, in the mirror, look …

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November
2016
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City Icon: DJ ROXXI (Deshnie Govender), Durban

“If you’re passionate about the industry, then find a way to get yourself in. One ‘no’ should not set you back; just believe in yourself and stay true to who you are. Luck is when preparation meets opportunity, so be ready to tackle an opportunity at any time.” DJ Roxxi (Deshnie Govender) Within a short ...

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November
2016
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City Icon: Leila Lopes, Angola

“As Miss Universe, I want to show the world that there is more to Africa than poverty, hunger and disease. I want people to know that Africa has a lot to offer and that my country Angola is not only beautiful, but it is a country that is developing socially, economically and culturally.” Leila Lopes. ...

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October
2016
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City Icon: EMMANUEL DONGALA – Chemist and Poet (Brazzaville)

“When these conflicts start, there’s a reason. But after a while, nobody knows why people are fighting. The militias start by being on one side, and then they become autonomous, and they don’t know why they are fighting anymore – except for the loot, for the power.” – Emmanuel Dongala - Chemist and Poet (Brazzaville) ...

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October
2016
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City Icon: Sam Matekane, Lesotho

“When you have a vision, nothing can stop you.” Popularly known as Mosotho or Herd boy, Sam Matekane came from humble beginning to become one of the richest businessmen in Lesotho. There is little information about Sam Matekane’s childhood, except that he grew up in the mountains and had minimal education. Without formal business training ...

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October
2016
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City Icon: Nwankwo Kanu (Owerri, Nigeria)

Arguably the greatest Nigerian football player and one of the most gifted and intelligent, Nwankwo Kanu is a two-time CAF African Footballer of the Year, and one of the most decorated Nigerian – and indeed African – soccer legends. Affectionately referred to as Papilo, Nwankwo Kanu was born on August 1, 1976 in Owerri the ...

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September
2016
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City Icon: Rozalla, The Queen of Rave (Ndola)

Apart from the border between them, there is so much shared by Zambia and Zimbabwe and these include the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the wonders of the world, the majestic Mosi-oa-Tunya commonly referred to as Victoria Falls. There is also the largest man-made lake in the world, Lake Kariba; and of course ...

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September
2016
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City Icon: Rabah Madjer, Algiers

“That match is the greatest memory I have of my career. I scored a goal, I set up another and I won a title that will always be with me. I never thought for a moment I would end up playing in a match like that.” In 1987, Algerian football legend, Rabah Madjer became the ...

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September
2016
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City Icon: Alda Neves da Graça do Espírito Santo – Sao Tome

Alda Neves da Graça do Espírito Santo (1926-2010) “Working, struggling, struggling and conquering, We go ahead with giant steps In the crusade of the African peoples Raising the national flag.” – From Independência Total (national anthem of São Tomé e Principe)  On the 30th of April 1926 in São Tomé city, São Tomé e Principe, ...

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September
2016
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City Icon: Papiss Demba Cisse – Senegal

Senegalese international football player, Papiss Demba Cissé holds the record for the most goals scored by an African player in the German Bundesliga in a single season campaign. His tally of 22 goals scored in the 2010-11 season beat Eintracht Frankfurt’s Ghanaian international, Tony Yeboah’s tally of 20 from 1992-93 Bundesliga season. Papiss Demba Cissé ...

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September
2016
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City Icon – Wayde Van Nierkerk (Johannesburg)

“When I got over the finish line, I felt like a proud South African, not a proud colored South African. I’m happy and proud to be an ambassador for my country.” Olympic champion and world record holder in the 400m track and field, Wayde van Nierkerk of South Africa holds the distinction of being the ...

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