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Meet Hauwa Ojeifo founder of She Writes Woman, a women-led movement giving mental health a voice
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Africans rising Meet Hauwa Ojeifo founder of She Writes Woman, a women-led movement giving mental health a voice

She Writes Woman is a platform founded by Hauwa Ojeifo, which aims to raise awareness about mental illnesses in Nigeria and give people struggling with mental health a voice. She is the only Nigerian female recipient of the Queen’s Young Leaders award and is one of the 2019 Obama Foundation Leaders.

Congolese Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe discovers a new Ebola treatment that can cure symptoms in just an hour
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Africans rising Congolese Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe discovers a new Ebola treatment that can cure symptoms in just an hour

The frequent Ebola outbreaks across African countries over the past two decades have caused a massive loss of life and devastating economic effects. Thanks to Congolese Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe, Ebola is now a curable disease and the destruction it has caused on the continent could soon be a thing of the past. Dr Muyembe says the new treatment can cure 90% of infections.

Ethiopian-American novelist Dinaw Mengestu’s book on Obama’s Summer Reading List
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Arts and Culture Ethiopian-American novelist Dinaw Mengestu’s book on Obama’s Summer Reading List

Former U.S President Barack Obama has shared his annual summer reading list, which includes How to Read the Air, a book by Ethiopian-American novelist Dinaw Mengestu. The list includes seminal works by various celebrated writers including Toni Morrison, Téa Obreht, Colson Whitehead, Ted Chiang, Haruki Murakami, and Hilary Mantel.