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Kipruto and Kipyogei, the face of Boston Marathon 2021

Kenya‘s Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyogei came out victorious at the Boston Marathon 2021. While Kipruto , 30 , celebrates his biggest win so far, Kipyogei , 27, on the other side gives a big smile completing a double in the women’s race. Making it a historical moment, Kipruto ran for two hours, nine minutes …

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Traveling Around Africa With Thelma Ahamba

Traveling Around Africa With Thelma Ahamba

Thelma Ahamba is passionate about community service — impacting lives through her mentorship program. She’s a Liberian raised in Ghana and got married to a Nigerian. She embodies Africa in many forms and was recently nominated as LinkedIn Influencer of the Year by Pulse Ghana. One of her favorite places is the beach. In her …

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Google To Boost Digital Transformation In Africa

Google To Boost Digital Transformation In Africa

CEO, Sundar Pichai, of the multi-billion dollar company, Google, recently announced a 5-year investment plan to boost digital transformation in Africa. According to the CEO, Google plans to put in $1 billion each year. The company providing free digital courses is ready to financially elevate African entrepreneurs and small business owners as well as non-profits. …

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Women in ICT: Protecting women and girls against cybercrimes

Women in ICT: Protecting women and girls against cybercrimes

Women in ICT Foundation in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and SoluSOFT Limited recently launched “Cyberwofare” Project tagged A National Empowerment Programs for Women and Young Girls on Cyber Security with the theme, Think Before You Click #BeCyberSmart. The international event open to the general public was successfully hosted last week, Thursday, at …

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Baldwin Mazango: Digging Zimbabwe's future wealth from the ground

Baldwin Mazango: Digging Zimbabwe’s future wealth from the ground

Baldwin Mazango who holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Midlands State University is passionately  influencing youth to add value to Zimbabwe’s economy through farming. After Midlands, Mazango decided to put his all into farming. He markets his crops after harvest and some are left for consumption. One can say he’s still in the marketing …

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South Sudan: Dogs get vaccinated to prevent the spread of rabies

South Sudan: Dogs get vaccinated to prevent the spread of rabies

In South Sudan and in Juba precisely a lot of dogs live on the streets with little or no attention from their owners. The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries in South Sudan is powerfully going out to vaccinate over 2000 dogs in the capital. The seven-day campaign is aimed at reducing the spread of rabies …

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WHO workers exposed for sexual exploitation of women in DR Congo

WHO workers exposed for sexual exploitation of women in DR Congo

World Health Organization (WHO) is shocked by a recent report that captures both the involvement of its international and national aid workers who sexually abused women and girls in DR Congo while fighting the Ebola outbreak. The report says WHO aid workers were among 83 persons involved in the nine allegations of rape between 2018 …

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'Justice For Lolldaiga' As Kenyans Fight British In Court

‘Justice For Lolldaiga’ As Kenyans Fight British In Court

The British Army was sued for the loss of livelihoods and environmental damages in Lolldaiga Hills, Kenya and the people living Nanyuki have sensed their attempt to avoid the legal action by all means. As a result, about 1500 Nanyuki dwellers came out with one voice and in one shirt that says ‘Justice For Lolldaiga’. …

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Ethiopia: Celebrating The Meskel Festival With The Fire Of Hope And Love

Ethiopia: Celebrating The Meskel Festival With The Fire Of Hope And Love

Last year due to the pandemic, Ethiopian Orthodox Christians were unable to celebrate Meskel festival which signifies the finding of the cross that Jesus Christ was crucified on. However, without face masks, the people gathered at Meskel Square this year with fire in their hands to honor the big day at the capital, Addis Ababa. …

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Kenya Bans Documentary About Gay Couple

Kenya Bans Documentary About Gay Couple

Due to the global movement of homosexuality decriminalization, over 20 countries in Africa have so far legalized same-sex (gay) relationship. However, this could land gay people in jail in other countries where homosexuality is greatly frowned upon. The Kenya film board has recently banned ‘I Am Samuel’ — a film revolving around Samuel and his …

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