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Mauritius ranked Africa’s most peaceful country, and The Gambia records largest improvement
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Africans rising Mauritius ranked Africa’s most peaceful country, and The Gambia records largest improvement

Mauritius has been ranked in the top 20 of the world’s most peaceful countries in the 2018 Global Peace Index (GPI). In the 12th edition of the Index, Mauritius was ranked number 20 out of 163 countries. On the continent Botswana came second, and ranked 29 globally. Sierra Leone was ranked (35), Madagascar (38), Ghana (41), Namibia (43), Malawi (44) and Zambia (48) respectively on the Global Index.

Ugandan medical solution wins the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
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Africans rising Ugandan medical solution wins the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Brian Gitta, a 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer and the 2018 winner of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, proved that solutions can come from personal experience and our day-to-day struggles. After missing university lectures due to chronic malaria, Gitta developed Matibabu, a device that tests for malaria without a blood test.

Tendai Mtawarira becomes first Springboks black player to earn 100 caps
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Africans rising Tendai Mtawarira becomes first Springboks black player to earn 100 caps

The recent appointment of Siyamthanda Kolisi as the first black captain of the Springboks after 127 years, 478 tests and 60 white captains in South African rugby heralded a new chapter. Last week, Springboks prop Tendai Mtawarira became the first black South African to earn 100 caps. Is South African rugby becoming more diverse and inclusive?