Unable to swim, Kwezi Qika learnt how to surf and became South Africa's first black surfing professional. He braved the ocean, sharks and prejudice to make his dream come true.
If his middle name is any indication, Isaac Success Omoyele may be just what the children in the slums of Nigeria need to make their dreams come true. He started an initiative to provide an education for the poorest of the poor, one child at a time.
Despite growing up in one of the poorest areas of Tanzania's biggest city, Sirjeff Dennis now owns a huge farming company. His dream is to provide healthy food at cheap prices for families living in poverty.
In 2016, Chad's former dictator Hissène Habré was sentenced to life imprisonment in Senegal. It is the first time an African dictator was brought to justice on the continent. His victims seek justice and reconciliation after 30 years of civil war.
For centuries, the San people of Botswana have been making do with meager resources. As a result they have developed unique skills. Now some younger members of the community are offering their expertise to the outside world.
Viviane Peled has her sights set on becoming a female captain on the Congo River. She's studying at the shipping school in Kinshasa and once she's qualified wants to encourage other women to follow her example.
In Kinshasa, more than 25,000 children live on the streets. Many build their own communities, led by those who have grown up there. They provide guidance for the young, many of them end up on the street after having been accused of witchcraft.
In 2015, over twenty children died of lead poisoning in the Nigerian village of Shikira. The government promised to help with a new health center and uncontaminated water. Now an activist in Abuja wants to see if the money was ever received.
Working as an artist in Africa is not easy: Art materials are scarce and expensive. That's why Felisberto Pereira, aka "Botodjo," a self-taught artist from Guinea Bissau found an unconventional way to produce his own art supplies.
Experts say 900,000 people die of malaria every year. In Burkina Faso a young chemist wants to save 100,000 lives by 2020 with a mosquito-repellent soap.
Instead of selling fruits at the market the members of Netos de Bandim dance group, dance to finance their education. Ector Diógenes Cassamá came up with this brilliant idea...
After decades working as a newspaper cartoonist in his native Ivory Coast, Lassane Zohore has started a new project. He's using his talent to adapt African legends into animated films for children.
Jide Martin has launched the first comics publishing company in Nigeria to tell the tales of African superheroes.
Nkem Begho from Lagos looked for a special present for her sister's baby but all she could find was the usual mainstream products - that mostly come from China. So she created her own brand.
Marie-Cécile Zinsou, with her foundation, is making art work more accessible to the public in Benin.
The senegalese dance school ‘Ecole des Sables’ teaches its students the art of dancing in the sands.
Nearly 30% of Ghana's population are overweight. Bernice Asiedu has created a special boot camp to change that.
A Cape Verde fishing village invested in a solar-powered ice maker to keep its catch from going bad.
When James Kofi Annan escaped from child slavery at the age of 13, he swore to himself to help others as well.
Coming from a modest upbringing in Dakar, the 31 year old Fanta Diallo became a prominent social figure by serving as the deputy mayor of the Senegalese Capital. Currently she strives to inspire young Africans who are seduced by working in Europe, to choose Senegal as their country of choice, seeing it as a place of opportunity.
Africa on the Move is a multimedia series documenting the lives of amazing people in Sub-Saharan-Africa. We focus on the change makers who use their energy and skills to lift up their communities and their continent.
Africa on the Move features young talented Africans and their projects.
Angolan rapper MCK always gets in trouble with the state. Not because he is a gangster rapper but because he raps against the deplorable state of affairs in his country.
She's been called a "woman of steel" for her fearless fights against corruption. Thuli Madonsela finished her term as South Africa's Public Protector with a record of defending the constitution and going after some of the country's most powerful figures.
South African activist Pupa Fumba fights for human rights in a democracy with serious flaws.
Police raids and threats against Folha 8 newspaper journalists has become a common thing in Angola.
An online comedy show which satirizes politics and state propaganda has become a major hit in Zimbabwe.
Visitors can explore the country's history as locals take them on a tour of their neighborhood.
South African Shile Tshabalala taught himself computer programming in prison.After release he initiated an IT business.
An initiative by young people in crime-ridden Walmer Township aims to combat violence.
South African fact-checking organization Africa Check holds political debate to high standard.
In the middle of Wakaliga, a slum in Uganda's capital Kampala, Isaac Nabwana has been shooting low-budget action films for eight years. He is now an international star.
The Hadza people is a wandering tribe. Threatened by oher ethnies who need space for farming or cattle grazing they try to protect their ancient land with modern technology.
Television is a main source of news for communities across Africa, but it's not accessible to everyone. Deaf people, for one, often miss out. A young journalism team from Rwanda has decided to tackle the problem.
When former child soldiers from the northern Uganda returned home, they faced aggressive reluctance. They only thing they knew was how to murder people in the bush. They had no chance in civil life.
Sixteen-year-old reporter Getrude Clement is trying to help the planet with a weekly radio show in Tanzania.
Israel Dejene built Ethiopia’s first ever skate park to give young people a reason to stay out of trouble.
The Kenyan scientist Valentine Wacu wants to solve Africa’s nutrition problem.
14-year-old MC Loy is Uganda's youngest rapper and a TV star to boot.
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