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UN Population Fund Head, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin ‘a champion of health for all’ dies at 68
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Africans rising UN Population Fund Head, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin ‘a champion of health for all’ dies at 68

The world is mourning the passing of the head of the U.N. population agency, Babatunde Osotimehin, who was a global leader in promoting public health, sexual and reproductive rights and services for women and girls. Osotimehin, who was 68, had led the United Nations Population Fund, known as UNFPA, since 2011, died Sunday evening at his home. He is survived by his wife, Olufunke Osotimehin, five children and several grandchildren.

Meet Laetitia: The Ivorian hair artist shows black hair is a powerful mode of self-expression
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Africans rising Meet Laetitia: The Ivorian hair artist shows black hair is a powerful mode of self-expression

What can black hair do? Ivorian hair artist Laetitia answered this question perfectly when she had series of photos of her hair in different interesting shapes. The hair artist explained in her Facebook post that the images are real and not photoshopped, as some would have assumed. Take a look as the fascinating images.

South Africa’s Mandisa Maya, appointed 1st woman President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, SA’s 3rd highest judicial position
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Africans rising South Africa’s Mandisa Maya, appointed 1st woman President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, SA’s 3rd highest judicial position

South African president Jacob Zuma appointed Justice Mandisa Maya as the first woman President of the Supreme Court of Appeal since the court’s existence in 1910. Justice Maya replaces Judge Lex Mpati who retired in 2016. This Is Africa wishes her all the best in the disposition of her duties.

Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon, Dr Ncumisa Jilata
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Africans rising Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon, Dr Ncumisa Jilata

Mthatha-born Dr Ncumisa Jilata 29, is among the new batch of fellows for the Council of Neurosurgeons of South Africa, following their graduation at Glen ridge Church in Stamford Hill, Durban last week. The young achiever completed her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree at Walter Sisulu University’s Mthatha Faculty of Health Sciences in 2009. Even though there is still a lot to do, it is clear that the face of Neurosurgery is certainly changing in several parts of Africa. A hearty congratulations on the remarkable achievement.

WATCH: 14 year old Carson Huey-You becomes one of the world’s youngest university graduates
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Africans rising WATCH: 14 year old Carson Huey-You becomes one of the world’s youngest university graduates

Carson Huey-You a 14-year-old boy has become one of the world’s youngest university graduates. He was just 11 when he began studying physics at Texas Christian University, also taking courses in Mathematics and Chinese. Carson is the youngest person to graduate in the University’s 144 year history. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics, and will return to TCU for his Master’s in Physics.

The world’s new heavyweight champion: Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua
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Africans rising The world’s new heavyweight champion: Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua

With the tattoo of the African continent and Nigeria mapped out on his right shoulder, the Nigerian-British boxer Anthony Joshua who lays heavy claims to his roots continued his winning streak in his professional career and became the undisputed champion of the world heavyweight boxing. Joshua beat former champion and title holder Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round.