Meet the 10 African trailblazers on the TED Global 2017 list, Includes Liberia’s Saran Kaba Jones

By Torera Idowu, for CNN

Saran Kaba Jones

(CNN)An Egyptian micro biologist, Ugandan investigative journalist and Zimbabwean standup comedian are among the new class of 2017.

Ten of the 21 TED Global Fellows are African, from countries such as Egypt, Uganda, Liberia, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Somalia and Nigeria.

Each of these visionaries will deliver a talk at TED Global this August in Arusha, Tanzania joining a growing list of 436 other Fellows from 94 countries around the world. It will be the first time in a decade that TED will be held in Africa.

“We choose fellows not only based on their accomplishments so far, but also on their grit, their collaborative spirit, and their potential to break barriers as they build their careers” said Tom Rielly, TED Fellows program director.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.