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Namibia relaxes visa policy: set to introduce visa-on-arrival for African citizens
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Africans rising Namibia relaxes visa policy: set to introduce visa-on-arrival for African citizens

The Namibian government is set to relax its visa policy with plans to introduce visa-on-arrival for African citizens, in preparation of ultimately scrapping off visa requirements the President Hage Geingob announced. Namibia recently scrapped off visa requirements for diplomatic and official passport holders, as the country begins implementing exemptions, which encourage the free movement of African citizens.

Meet Camilla Kruger: Zimbabwe’s first Olympics equestrian rider
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Africans rising Meet Camilla Kruger: Zimbabwe’s first Olympics equestrian rider

As the 2016 Rio Olympic Games draw closer, Zimbabwean rider, Camilla Kruger is on the verge of making history as the first Zimbabwean athlete to compete in any equestrian discipline at the Olympics. Kruger made history, when she qualified for the competition and says she’s proud to wear the country’s flag at #rio2016. The country is certainly behind Camialla and her horse, Sam The Man.

Meet Naomi Ruele, Botswana’s First Olympic Swimmer
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Africans rising Meet Naomi Ruele, Botswana’s First Olympic Swimmer

It’s just over three weeks before the 2016 Rio Olympic Games begin, and Botswana is celebrating and basking in an important milestone. Naomi Ruele became the first swimmer from Botswana to qualify for the Olympics, and she is just the second female from the country to compete at the Olympics. The talented 19 year-old swimmer received her official selection letter for the 2016 Olympics last week, and will make her maiden appearance in Rio.

Cameroonian innovator Arthur Zang wins Engineering Innovation Prize for Cardio-Pad
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Africans rising Cameroonian innovator Arthur Zang wins Engineering Innovation Prize for Cardio-Pad

Cameroonian innovator Arthur Zang has won the second Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation for his heart-monitoring device, the Cardio-Pad. Zang’s remarkable invention could change the way that Africans access treatment for heart disease, a critical illness in Africa. The Cardio-Pad allows heart diagnostics to be done at any location, sent to a cardiologist via mobile network, and interpreted within 20 minutes.