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Haki Water, an African Diaspora organisation based in London and Kenya, is working to deliver sustainable clean water and good hygiene practices for the Nairobi slum community. British-Kenyan engineer Yolanda Chakava created Haki Water after her work as a water expert brought her to Nairobi’s slums. Asked to volunteer her engineering skills for a water […]

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Abubakar Mukhtar fled civil war in his country of birth only to find homelessness and indifference in Rome. He now has work and a place at university. But, he says, his journey is far from over. Dapper and cracking jokes, Abubakar Mukhtar could pass for any other gregarious young student as he sips his coffee […]

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Zain Verjee began her career at CNN in 2000 as an anchor in Atlanta and now anchors the Europe morning show for CNN International from London. She is a part- time master’s student of creative writing at Oxford University. CNN anchor Zain Verjee climbed the ladder of the news world despite a secret The sometimes […]

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It was a love of the children’s TV show The Clangers that got the new The Sky At Night presenter interested in space science. Now Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock – who has faced many adversities in her life – is on a mission to get other women into the field. “I’ve studied and worked in very […]

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London School of Economics-trained Ronak Shah is an entrepreneur who, apart from the mandatory passion, benefited from right training and experience. At 26, Mr Shah is the managing director of a company that makes home use detergents. As a young boy, he accompanied his father to the family shop where he “closely monitored” operations, continually […]

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