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Netflix launches first original African animated series, “Mama K’s Team 4”
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Africans rising Netflix launches first original African animated series, “Mama K’s Team 4”

Streaming platform Netflix announced its first original African animated series, “Mama K’s Team 4”, produced by the Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation Studios and London-based children’s entertainment specialist CAKE. Netflix is also conducting a continent-wide search for local female writing talent.

Lisa Chiriseri: The young activist working to eradicate pit latrines in schools
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Africans rising Lisa Chiriseri: The young activist working to eradicate pit latrines in schools

Access to education is a basic human right but many young children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Zimbabwe still struggle to get access to learning opportunities because of many barriers. FACEZ (Fund a Child’s Education Zimbabwe), an education fund is helping underprivileged children to get access to education, and improving toilet facilities in schools. Led by Lisa Chiriseri, a young activist, the project currently supports over 90 learners.

Meet South African biological scientist Patrick Siyambulela Mafunda, the man attempting to save the African penguin
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Africans rising Meet South African biological scientist Patrick Siyambulela Mafunda, the man attempting to save the African penguin

African penguins, known for their irregular markings and loud call, are in sharp decline. The species has gone from a population of more than a million at the beginning of the 20th century to being endangered. South African bioscientist Patrick Mafunda is using in-vitro fertilisation to help the species survive.