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#WCW: Talent Jumo, sisterhood through Katswe
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Lifestyle #WCW: Talent Jumo, sisterhood through Katswe

Our WCW today is an activist from Zimbabwe. Talent Jumo describes herself as a dynamic and passionate feminist activist. She is the founder and Director of Katswe Sistahood, a young women’s organisation based in Harare, Zimbabwe. She has more than 13 years experience working on women and health programmes, particularly on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), HIV and AIDS.

Meet Laetitia: The Ivorian hair artist shows black hair is a powerful mode of self-expression
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Africans rising Meet Laetitia: The Ivorian hair artist shows black hair is a powerful mode of self-expression

What can black hair do? Ivorian hair artist Laetitia answered this question perfectly when she had series of photos of her hair in different interesting shapes. The hair artist explained in her Facebook post that the images are real and not photoshopped, as some would have assumed. Take a look as the fascinating images.

Female Drivers at the helm of Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) maiden voyage
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Politics and Society Female Drivers at the helm of Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) maiden voyage

Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) cargo train started operations on Tuesday, effectively cutting down the cost of transporting goods from Mombasa, and reducing time it gets to the destination. The new Chinese-built route aimed at cementing Kenya’s position as the gateway to East Africa was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Port Reitz in Mombasa. The inaugural train boarded by President Uhuru Kenyatta was driven by two young Kenyan women who are part of team.

Meet Proscovia Nalweyiso, appointed Uganda’s first female Major General
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Africans rising Meet Proscovia Nalweyiso, appointed Uganda’s first female Major General

In 2011, Proscovia Nalweyiso became the first female Brigadier General in Uganda, a noteworthy achievement, which was celebrated across the continent. Fast-forward to 2017, the country has recorded another remarkable milestone, the promotion of Brig Nalweyiso to the rank of Major General. With the appointment, Nalweyiso becomes the country’s first female Major General, and one of the few women across the continent to hold such a powerful military position. We applaud and congratulate Maj Gen Nalweyiso on the historic achievement.

Meet Second Lieutenant Thokozile Muwamba, Zambia’s first female fighter pilot
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Africans rising Meet Second Lieutenant Thokozile Muwamba, Zambia’s first female fighter pilot

Last year, 19 year-old Besa Mumba, became Zambia’s youngest commercial pilot, an achievement which was widely celebrated across the continent. Fast-forward six months, Zambia is celebrating yet another remarkable accomplishment, as 24-year-old Second Lieutenant Thokozile Muwamba becomes the country’s first female fighter pilot. We applaud Lt Muwamba’s historic achievement.

Meet Nyeleti Nokwazi Nkwinika: First deaf student from Wits to graduate with Masters in South African Sign Language
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Africans rising Meet Nyeleti Nokwazi Nkwinika: First deaf student from Wits to graduate with Masters in South African Sign Language

Witwatersrand University (Wits) student Nyeleti Nokwazi Nkwinika, who is deaf and uses South African Sign Language as her first language, has recorded a remarkable first, graduating with a Master of Arts (MA) degree by dissertation in South African Sign Language (SASL) using filmed SASL as the language to report on her research. Nkwinika is the first person (Deaf or hearing) to receive a Master’s from the SASL Department and the first Wits graduate to use a marginalised language (SASL) to report on her research. Congratulations on the remarkable accomplishement.