Meet the 2019 FACES of Global Black Excellence

Nii Ntreh Dec 26, 2019 at 02:27pm

December 26, 2019 at 02:27 pm | Faces of Black Excellence, Opinions & Features

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Associate Editor

December 26, 2019 at 02:27 pm | Faces of Black Excellence, Opinions & Features

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Sadio Mane. Photo Credit: This Is Anfield

Sadio Mane

One task black people in the West do not choose but inevitably have to do is defend their way of life which many Europeans and Americans may not be enthused about. That is what Senegalese soccer star Sadio Mane does.

The Liverpool FC forward who is a Muslim has shone on the pitch ever so brightly since moving to England from Austria. Mane’s soccer prowess, combined with his amazing personality, is helping cultivate a positive response to Islam in England.

In 2019, he was voted the fourth-best soccer star on the planet. But even ultimate winner Lionel Messi said he thought Mane’s deserved better than fourth place.

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Abiy Ahmed. Photo Credit: Al-Jazeera

Abiy Ahmed

In 2018, Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed came into the spotlight on the back of promises to heal a divided country and set the East African country on the tracks of accelerated development.

On the promise of making peace, Ahmed is delivering. He has seen to major ethnic disputes while addressing long-lasting solutions to Ethiopia’s long-standing border conflict with Eritrea.

Ahmed was voted the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 due to his peacemaking efforts.

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