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South African model with albinism, Thando Hopa is the new face of Audi Q2
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Africans rising South African model with albinism, Thando Hopa is the new face of Audi Q2

Thando Hopa, a lawyer and model is the new face of Audi’s SUV car. The model has been vocal about the treatment of people with albinism, using her experiences to raise awareness on albinism, which is still profoundly misunderstood. Hopa is undoubtedly the perfect face, and her involvement with Audi could bring more discussions around albinism.

Trying to figure out a final cure: A conversation with Professor Max Essex of the Botswana-Havard partnership
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Africans rising Trying to figure out a final cure: A conversation with Professor Max Essex of the Botswana-Havard partnership

Dr. Max Essex helped stop a plague. You can’t say that about many people, but you can say that about the Lasker Professor of Health Sciences at Harvard University. He has been involved with AIDS research since the beginning of the epidemic. He was one of the first researchers to hypothesize that a retrovirus was the cause of AIDS. His laboratory identified the envelope proteins of HIV commonly used for AIDS tests. He and his team conducted several breakthrough studies on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. His current work focuses on the use of antiretroviral drugs to treat and prevent HIV in adults.

Liberia: On International Women’s Day, we remember Ebola heroine nurse Salome Karwah
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Africans rising Liberia: On International Women’s Day, we remember Ebola heroine nurse Salome Karwah

As the world marks the International Women’s Day, we celebrate the brave Liberian Ebola nurse, Salome Karwah who died recently in a Monrovia hospital from complications after giving birth to a baby boy. Salome was #BoldForChange and we celebrate her today for her remarkable job in saving many victims of the Ebola virus.

10 Bold Things Women Have Done to Challenge and Change the Status Quo
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Africans rising 10 Bold Things Women Have Done to Challenge and Change the Status Quo

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. If one looks at the obstacles stacked against them, at the trials women face daily, just being a woman is boldness. By the fact of existence alone, the contributions and strides women have made to humanity are inestimable. We take a bow. So here is a list some of the bold things women have done in the past one year or so.