AFRICANGLOBE – A story recently came out about how an Ethiopian man, obsessed with aviation, decided to build himself a plane. Even though the Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy rejected Asmelash Zerefu’s bid to enrol (he was too short) he decided to set about on his own and fulfil his dreams, single-handedly constructed Ethiopia’s first ever home-built aircraft from scratch by reading aviation books and watching YouTube tutorials.
The result is a completed “K-570A”, a two-seat, open-tandem parasol light aircraft – he’s yet to fly it successfully though.
All over the continent individuals are dreaming big – and those determined enough have reached some inspiring heights. Here are some more of those African individuals who have, over the past year, strived to achieve some remarkable goals – and who would make fascinating dinner guests: