An Egyptian micro biologist, Ugandan investigative journalist and Zimbabwean standup comedian are among the new class of 2017.
Saran Kaba Jones (Liberia | USA)
Abdigani Diriye (Somalia | UK)
Robert Hakiza (DRC | Uganda)
Wale Oyéjidé (Nigeria | USA)
Adong Judith (Uganda)
Yasin Kakande (Uganda)
Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile (Botswana)
Kasiva Mutua (Kenya)
Carl Joshua Ncube (Zimbabwe)
Breaking the Guinness world record for most comedy shows in one week, Zimbabwean stand up comedian, Ncube uses his stage to draw attention to culturally taboo topics on the African continent especially jokes about religion and politics. “This fellowship gives me an unbelievable opportunity to simultaneously speak my truth about Zimbabwe…comedy is a great tool in healing devastated communities and building bridges in ways we never thought or imagined,” he says.