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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.

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.

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