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Africans rising Malawi’s Felix Kambwiri builds helicopter

A home-made helicopter built in Malawi by 45 year-old Felix Kambwiri is making waves. Kambwiri has spent four months building the chopper, made from scrap metal and fibre glass in his garage. Kambwiri joins a list of aviation enthusiasts across Africa who have dreamt of taking to the skies. We look at five amateur enthusiasts who have built their own aircraft.

WATCH: Meet Keegan “Sandile” Baker a 10 year-old white boy embracing the Zulu language
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Africans rising WATCH: Meet Keegan “Sandile” Baker a 10 year-old white boy embracing the Zulu language

In a country inundated with racism stories, the story of a 10 year-old white South African boy, Keegan Baker, embracing the Zulu language and aspects of the Zulu culture is making waves. The boy even has a dream of becoming a sangoma. Do you think this is a case of cultural appropriation or it’s a form of cultural integration, which should be encouraged?

Re-afforestation a Game Changer for Africa’s Sustainable Growth?
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Africans rising Re-afforestation a Game Changer for Africa’s Sustainable Growth?

In the last quarter of 2015 Africa joined the rest of the world in adopting the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development as well as the COP21 Paris agreement. As the most vulnerable region to climate change, these two crucial high level global strategic and policy decisions together with Africa’s own strategies, like the AU Agenda 2063, could set the continent on a growth path, guaranteeing food security, environmental resilience and economic inclusivity.