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African Champions, Did you know?

Did you know that Elizabeth Kperrun, a Nigerian edtech entrepreneur has developed educational apps and animated video content for children in Africa to learn their native language from an early stage? 

The  Teseem mobile application is a first words app for toddlers. It teaches toddlers the first words and numerals in English and other indigenous Nigerian/African languages including Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and Swahili.  And the Afrotalez mobile application is a storytelling app which narrates…

African Champions, Did you know?, History

Did you know on this day 7th November 1934, Arthur Wergs Mitchell defeated Oscar DePriest in a Chicago election and became the first African-American Democratic Congressman? 

Mitchell who attended Columbia University  briefly and qualified for the bar, was elected to the House of Representatives in 1934 after winning 53% of the votes cast.  While in Congress, Arthur Wergs Mitchell introduced bills banning lynching and…