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Naomi Ruele Photo: Swimmingworldmagazine/Sam Lewis

Meet Naomi Ruele, Botswana’s First Olympic Swimmer

It’s just over three weeks before the 2016 Rio Olympic Games begin, and Botswana is celebrating and basking in an important milestone. Naomi Ruele became the first swimmer from Botswana to qualify for the Olympics, and she is just the second female from the country to compete at the Olympics. The talented 19 year-old swimmer received her official selection letter for the 2016 Olympics last week, and will make her maiden appearance in Rio.

File picture: Vice President of the Albino Association of Malawi Alex Michila, arrives for a regional conference on albinism organised by the United Nations (UN) to discuss potential measures and legislation to protect people with albinism in Africa from discrimination and superstitious attacks, in Dar es Salaam on June 18, 2016. Photo:  ANP/AFP Carl De Souza

Protecting people with albinism: Malawi to hand down life sentences to perpetrators

The government of Malawi has heeded calls from people living with albinism and rights campaigners to take tough action on perpetrators of crimes against people with albinism. The country will now hand down life sentences to perpetrators, in a welcome development. We certainly hope this, amongst other measures will ensure justice is served, help protect and guarantee the safety of people living with albinism.

Cavaliers defeated the Pistons Photo credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

NBA and Kwesé Sports ink historic deal, as Econet becomes the new official broadcaster of NBA in Africa: It’s game on

Econet, the company which owns Kwesé Sports and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have announced a “multi-year partnership to provide the most expansive NBA coverage ever across sub-Saharan Africa,” a major step which could shakeup the continent’s broadcasting industry. With the deal, Econet becomes the official broadcaster of NBA in Africa. Could the deal be Kwesé Sports and Econet’s game changer?

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the US twenty dollar bill. Credit: AFP Photo/Handout/ Women on 20S

Remembering Harriet Tubman with 10 inspirational quotes: First black person to feature on a U.S. banknote

The U.S. Treasury has announced that Harriet Tubman abolitionist, women’s rights advocate and freedom fighter, will feature on the front of the new $20 bill, replacing former President Andrew Jackson, who was a slave owner. Tubman becomes the first black person to appear on a U.S. banknote and the first woman in more than a century. The news continues to be celebrated on various platforms online.