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Meet Musa Saurombe Africa’s youngest female PhD graduate
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Africans rising Meet Musa Saurombe Africa’s youngest female PhD graduate

At 23 Musawenkosi Donia Saurombe has made history, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Industrial Psychology, from the North-West University – Mafikeng, in South Africa. Musa’s PhD thesis passed without corrections, a remarkable feat. She joins a list of elite record breaking young scholars that have wowed the world. A hearty congratulations on the remarkable achievement.

Meet quadruplets who were accepted into Ivy League universities
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Africans rising Meet quadruplets who were accepted into Ivy League universities

What better way to celebrate National Siblings Day than with the news of these quadruplets that got admitted into Ivy League schools, Harvard, Yale, Cornell and Princeton among other institutions. The brothers, who have their own WhatsApp group, found out about their acceptance while at track practice. We wish them all the best as they make their respective choices.

WATCH: Wizkid becomes first African musician to hit over a million views in 24 hours
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Africans rising WATCH: Wizkid becomes first African musician to hit over a million views in 24 hours

Starboy is trending on social media and it’s all for good reasons. Wizkid’s latest video Come Closer hit 1 million Youtube views in 24 hours, a feat no African has achieved. The video currently boasts just over 2,4 million views (and counting) just three days after it dropped, which is a remarkable feat. Congratulations and keep breaking boundaries.

Meet Nigeria’s first bobsled team of three women on the brink of Olympic history
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Africans rising Meet Nigeria’s first bobsled team of three women on the brink of Olympic history

Nigeria’s first ever bobsled team, which comprises of three women battling the Canadian cold, and enduring the various challenges stands on the edge of history. The inspirational team has faced numerous challenges from the unforgiving weather to financial difficulties in the quest to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The team is determined to complete the five trial events before 2018 to become Africa’s first bobsled team at the Olympics. TIA wishes the team the best in the ongoing preparations.

South Africa: First Black Woman Commander of a Military Cargo Plane
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Africans rising South Africa: First Black Woman Commander of a Military Cargo Plane

Today we celebrate South African 31 year old Nandi Zama, who has become the first black woman commander of a military cargo plane in the South African Air Force. Zama who joined the Force straight from high school is not keen to celebrate the African and female part of her achievement as she believes her achievement is where a person should eventually end up in an organisation and that femininity is an enhancing factor and not a limiting one.