Samuel Kapepo grew up an orphan on the streets of Katutura, in Namibia's capital Windhoek. His life was marked by poverty and crime. But he turned his life around and now runs a project that feeds hundreds of children.
Malawian prisons are notoriously known for their appalling conditions. Inmates wait for longer periods as investigations are carried out. Young petty offenders are simply locked away with hardcore criminals. Most of them don't even know they have a right to a lawyer. That's where Steve Sikwese and Alfred Munika, two legal activists come in handy.
Puro Okelo is a South Sudanese returnee from Canada. In Juba, the capital of South Sudan, he is training a new generation of kickboxers to become champions.
Ugandan peace activist Victor Ochen experienced the terror of the Lord's Resistance Army first hand. He now provides medical and psychological support for the victims through his African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET).
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