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Africa’s first black Test cricket umpire: ‘I was afraid of letting down a whole race’
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Africans rising Africa’s first black Test cricket umpire: ‘I was afraid of letting down a whole race’

The changing landscape of world cricket has seen the participation of people of colour rise sharply at the highest level on the playing field, in coaching, the boardroom and among fans. Umpiring at the pinnacle of cricket has however lagged behind in the inclusion of marginalised groups. One man is leading that revolution.

From Zimbabwe to Denmark: Spreading the gospel of cricket
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Africans rising From Zimbabwe to Denmark: Spreading the gospel of cricket

Former Zimbabwe international cricket player Keith Dabengwa broke new ground in 2021 when he was appointed as Denmark’s national team coach. In a short period of time, Dabengwa has turned around the fortunes of the minor cricketing nation, taking the Scandinavians on the verge of a historic achievement. He speaks to us about his milestone and coaching in Denmark.

Biotech collaboration paves way for first African-owned COVID-19 vaccine
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Africans rising Biotech collaboration paves way for first African-owned COVID-19 vaccine

A collaboration between two leading biotech companies, the South Africa-based Afrigen and the Belgium-based Univercells will work together to develop a novel regional mRNA vaccine. The companies intend to confront the lack of local cost-effective production and the need for cold or super-cold chains that have hampered vaccination thus far.