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Cartoon: Of ICC exits and sore losers
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Politics and Society Cartoon: Of ICC exits and sore losers

US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and #ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda have a difficult few weeks ahead. Hillary has to beat a man who says he won’t accept defeat while Bensouda has to convince several African presidents that the ICC is not racially profiling them. Can Hillary and Bensouda succeed or will the “difficult men” have their way in the end?

Uganda: 19-year-old girl wins scholarship with U.S. based Women Pilots’ Association
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Africans rising Uganda: 19-year-old girl wins scholarship with U.S. based Women Pilots’ Association

Mercy Mulayi a 19-year-old Ugandan trainee pilot considered a talented and “natural pilot” has won a prestigious scholarship offered by a U.S. based Women Pilots Association, Ninety-Nines. The opportunity puts the young protégé closer to her dream, to become a pilot with Uganda’s Defence Air Force. #WomenInAviation

Remembering Melchior Ndadaye: Burundi observes Ndadaye Day
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Politics and Society Remembering Melchior Ndadaye: Burundi observes Ndadaye Day

Today Burundi observes Ndadaye Day, commemorating the death of an emblematic figure of the country’s democracy, President Melchior Ndadaye assassinated today in 1993, aged just 40. A unifying figure who fought ethnic divisions, Ndadaye was a moderate and he is remembered for charting a conciliatory course for governance, which was cut short after his assassination.

Seven African athletes nominated for the 2016 World Athlete of the year award
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Africans rising Seven African athletes nominated for the 2016 World Athlete of the year award

The IAAF has announced the shortlist for this year’s World Athlete of the year award. The list of 20 superstars has seven African athletes including South African duo of Caster Semenya and Wayde van Niekerk, Kenya’s David Rudisha and Vivian Cheruiyot as well as Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana. Fans will also get to vote on the IAAF’s social media platforms. Who are you voting for?

A tech milestone as Rwanda starts using drones to deliver blood products
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Politics and Society A tech milestone as Rwanda starts using drones to deliver blood products

In an initiative to leapfrog infrastructural challenges affecting the delivery of healthcare solutions in parts of Rwanda, the country has launched a drone delivery network to transport vital blood supplies to remote areas of the country. The technology milestone is being celebrated and applauded on social as a major achievement which will save lives, and there’s hope that the initiative could spur the development of similar projects in the delivery of medical supplies in remote parts of Africa.

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature, award eludes Kenyan great Ngugi wa Thiong’o
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Lifestyle Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature, award eludes Kenyan great Ngugi wa Thiong’o

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 has been awarded to American songwriter, and singer Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. The award has caused a deep consternation amongst African social media users who feel seminal Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o deserved to win the Prize.