9 Scientists and Inventors From Africa the World Should Know More About

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Cheick Modibo Diarra

Diarra is a Malian-born aerospace engineer who contributed to several NASA missions such as Mars Path Finder, the Galileo spacecraft and the Mars Observer. From April 2012 to December 2012, Diarra was the prime minister of Mali until a military coup forced him to resign


Cheikh Anta Diop 

Diop was a Senegalese historian, anthropologist, physicist and politician. His work focused on pre-colonial African history. Throughout his career, Diop studied racial phenotypes and wrote many books about his findings. There is also an university in Senegal named after him.


Gebisa Ejeta

Ejeta is an Ethiopian-American plant breeder and geneticist who won the 2009 World Food Prize. He became famous for his sorghum production methods. He made the plant tolerant to drought, which makes it possible to eat and produce the plant year round.


Berhane Asfaw

Asfaw is an Ethiopian paleontologist. He is responsible for finding the remains of Homo sapiens idaltu in 1997 that is said to be an elder of our species, Homo sapiens sapiens.


Sameera Moussa

Moussa was an Egyptian nuclear scientist and professor at the University of Cairo. Her lasting legacy includes making atomic radiation cheap and affordable and creating the Atomic Energy Peace Conference in the 1940s and early ’50s.


Haile Debas

Debas is an Eritrean scientist who studies gastrointestinal biology. He has achieved national recognition as a gastrointestinal investigator and made original contributions to the physiology, biochemistry and pathophysiology of gastrointestinal peptide hormones.


Bisi Ezerioha

Ezerioha is a Nigerian engineer, racer and former pharmaceutical executive. He is also an inventor who has built some of the world’s most powerful Honda and Porsche engines. He has built the world’s fastest carbureted FWD. Currently, he serves as founder and CEO of Bisimoto Engineering.


Himla Soodyall

Soodyall is a South African human geneticist who has become known for genetic research into the people of sub-Saharan Africa. Her studies have proven that Africa is home to the world’s oldest human genetic lines.


Kwatsi Alibaruho

Alibaruho is an Ugandan-American flight director at NASA. In 2005, he became NASA’s first African-American flight director.

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