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In recent years, the value of the African market for beauty products has skyrocketed. According to a report by Research And Markets, the African beauty and cosmetics industry is projected to increase from its current level to $22.8 billion by 2025, a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.

One important reason for this growth is the rising demand for cosmetics made from natural, regional ingredients. Natural resources such as shea butter, coconut oil, and baobab oil have helped make several African countries well-known around the world. These natural ingredients not only help the skin, but they also promote the use of locally sourced resources, which is good for the economy and the job market.

The beauty industry in Africa is booming thanks in part to the rising demand for halal-certified products. Many Muslims choose to buy items that are labeled "Halal" because they are compliant with Islamic law. Considering Africa's…

Every year, the L’Oréal Foundation along with UNESCO short lists 20 out of more than 300 African women researchers for the academic excellence of their work. The women enter the Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talent Awards For Women in Science.

Coming from 16 countries, these 15 PhD students and 5 post-doctorates embody, through their backgrounds and research subjects, all the diversity and potential of tomorrow’s African science.

This year, Tanzania is on the short list with the youngest Laureate yet, meet 30 year old PhD holder, Neema Mbuma, winner of the 2020 Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talent Awards For Women in Science.

 

Please gives us a brief background of yourself. Where you were born, early schooling, family, hobbies.

 

Hello, my name is Neema Mduma, a lecturer at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, Tanzania. I hold a PhD in Information and Communication Sciences and …

Every year, the L’Oréal Fondation along with UNESCO short lists 20 African women researchers for the academic excellence of their work. The young women then, enter the Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talent Awards For Women in Science.

Sourced from 16 countries, these 15 PhD students and 5 post-doctorates embody, through their backgrounds and research subjects, all the diversity and potential of tomorrow’s African science – L’Oreal.

The shortlisted 20 youth had to fight their way through a maze of nearly 330 applications. The submission were sifted through by a jury that was Chaired by Professor Nelson Torto who is the Executive Director of the African Academy of Sciences.

“They all have in common the excellence of their projects and the desire to contribute to fueling innovation in Africa” he commented.

“They are joining the community of 3,400 women researchers around the world who have been supported by the For Women in