We’re wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy new year from all of us with a look back at 10 of our favorite moments from 2015 we hope you’ll enjoy (again) and share with your family & friends this holiday season.

The first time we met Emi-Beth Quantson, CFO, entrepreneur, and founder of Kawa Moka coffee shops, at Impact Hub Accra.

Emi-Beth Quantson and the team at Kawa Moka

Emi-Beth Quantson and the team at Kawa Moka

That one time Eunice road around in a Land Cruiser and heard about how Accra is like “experimental jazz” from a German art-historian.

When Selase Kove hung out with Anas and gave us these 10 life lessons from Ghana’s award winning, undercover, anti-corruption journalist.

The time Victoria got into it on Twitter after asking, can the mayor’s red lines really save Accra’s city streets?

Our conversation with Senegalese oceanographer, Professor Bamol Ali Sow when we got to use animation to learn how climate change causes rising sea levels along Africa’s coasts.

When we followed Pilolo-GH around on Ghana’s #NVDay15 to help solve some of the ‘hidden’ social and development-related issues in their community.

And when Mel met up with the FabLab team in Dakar to learn how to use e-waste to teach kids about sustainable tech in Senegal.

Kids at Fab Lab's Jerry Can workshop learn about building computers using e-waste and recycled parts.

Kids at FabLab’s Jerry Can workshop learn about building computers using e-waste and recycled parts.

Everything about all the artists at this year’s Chale Wote festival in Jamestown.


When Coralie went to the Social Good Summit in NYC And broke down the UN’s 4 SDGs that are inspiring local action across the continent.

And when we kicked off AfricaRizing with the YALI crew and these 9 moments that mattered from one of the year’s biggest events.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the YALI Network. The fellowship, now in its second year, welcomes 500 fellows from Sub-Saharan Africa to the US to attend academic workshops, undergo leadership training and build development partnerships among themselves and with their American peers.

Happy Holidays to you and yours from all of us @AfricaRizing!