H&M partners with South African designer Palesa Mokubung in first ever collaboration with an African designer
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Lifestyle H&M partners with South African designer Palesa Mokubung in first ever collaboration with an African designer

Global fashion retail giant H&M has teamed up with South African designer Palesa Mokubung, unveiling its first-ever collaboration with an African label, Mantsho. Launched on August 15 online and in selected stores, including South Africa, the Mantsho collaboration features vibrant bold prints, creative cuts and confident styles.

Nigerian teenage girls win Technovation People’s Choice Award in Silicon Valley
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Africans rising Nigerian teenage girls win Technovation People’s Choice Award in Silicon Valley

Team Brain Squad, a group of five Nigerian girls was named the People’s Choice award recipients for their app, Hands Out, at this year’s global Technovation held in Silicon Valley, California. The girls’ aptly named Hands Out app is a fundraising tool to help finance education for indigent children.

Kenyan MP thrown out of parliament for breastfeeding baby
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Arts and Culture Kenyan MP thrown out of parliament for breastfeeding baby

A Kenyan MP was ejected from parliament after she brought, and tried to breastfeed her baby in the house. Zuleikha Hassan brought her five-month-old baby into parliament because of an emergency at home. Many African countries are still lagging behind in supporting breastfeeding in the workplace. Governments, and employers are obligated to provide an environment that empowers women to breastfeed their children.

Sudan protests: Out of the frying pan into the fire
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Politics and Society Sudan protests: Out of the frying pan into the fire

The political situation in Sudan remains tense and precarious. Reports say 128 people have been killed and more than 300 critically injured since June 3, when the military violently dispersed a sit-in camp in the capital Khartoum. Despite the ongoing violence by the military, demonstrators remain resolute to continue with their movement.