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Could this be Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s year to win the Nobel Prize in Literature?

Celebrated Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o has been tipped to win the Nobel Prize in Literature this year at the odds of 4/1. Last year the Nobel Prize committee awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan, leaving many shocked. We are rooting for Ngugi wa Thiong’o to win the coveted Nobel Prize for literature. Could this be Ngũgĩ’s year to win the award?

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Blind Ethiopian lawyer and activist Yetnebersh Nigussie wins Right Livelihood Award

Blind Ethiopian lawyer and activist Yetnebersh Nigussie 2017’s joint winner of the Right Livelihood Award is a force for inclusion, saying: ‘If I can excel…bring about my own change, I can help others.” She was honoured for her inspiring work promoting the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities. The award is also known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize.

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Annah Chota: Zimbabwean policewoman receives International Female Police Peacekeeper Award 2017

Zimbabwe’s Assistant Inspector of Police Annah Chota was recently awarded the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award for her service and achievements in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Today we take great pride in celebrating the achievements of the remarkable African woman. Keep soaring, the continent celebrates with you.