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Can you imagine cycling for two days just to buy coffee or juice? Not only that - this man and his brother are also crossing one of the most dangerous borders on the planet: Sudan - South Sudan. But why? Watch below!
A passion for cycling has reunited a group of friends separated by the war in Eritrea. The African Refugee Cycling Team was founded in neighbouring Ethiopia. Now they hope to raise the cash to allow them to take part in international competition.
Masta X sings for the opposition group Audace - audacity. The musician is trying to use his influence to push the incumbent leader Alpha Condé from power, using peaceful means.
Robin Hood and Cinderella are certainly wonderful children's stories - but can the children in Ethiopia identify with them? Ethiopian author Tsion Kiros launched her own series of children's books, which are set in in Ethiopia
Marie Konaté is an enterpreneur with a mission. She buys only local products and half her workforce are women. She sells porridge for babies and other food products.
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).
Efforts are underway in Ivory Coast to boost the country’s police force. The West African nation currently has just one police officer per 1,300 people. DW meets up with trainee Kevin N’Goran who hopes to make a difference in his community.
After growing up an orphan and assuming the role of a parent at age seven, Chido Govera’s life took a turn when the 11 year old girl learned about mushroom farming. Her success story is helping other vulnerable young women go from strength to strength.
Malawian prisons are known for their appalling conditions. Inmates wait for longer periods as investigations are carried out. Most of them don't even know they have a right to a lawyer.
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.
Abay Kassahun has dedicated her career to women who have faced abuse in foreign countries in search of greener pastures. Apart from psychological assistance, others need treatment and medical advice. She even visits them at home.
In Burkina Faso, an estimated 13,000 children have contracted HIV, most of them at birth. A group of volunteers is working with HIV-positive mothers to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus.
Jeanne d’Arc Girubuntu is the only female cyclist in Rwanda with international experience. In Team Rwaanda she trains with the men’s team to qualify for the competitions in Europe. Jeanne d’Arc wants to go up to the Olympics - a role model for Rwanda’s women.
Aleva Ndavogo Jude teaches the street children of N'Djamena in Chad how to dance, in order to keep them off the streets and protect them from being recruited into terror groups.
Born in a small town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, the odds were against Loyiso Mkize to take the art world by storm. Today he is celebrated as an artist of rare talent, who’s work captures the identity and soul of his people.
Unable to swim, Kwezi Qika learnt how to surf and became South Africa's first black surfing professional. He braved the ocean, sharks and prejudice to make his dream come true.
In 2015, over twenty children died of lead poisoning in the Nigerian village of Shikira. The government promised to help with a new health center and uncontaminated water. Now an activist in Abuja wants to see if the money was ever received.
Despite growing up in one of the poorest areas of Tanzania's biggest city, Sirjeff Dennis now owns a huge farming company. His dream is to provide healthy food at cheap prices for families living in poverty.
Nkem Begho from Lagos looked for a special present for her sister's baby but all she could find was the usual mainstream products - that mostly come from China. So she created her own brand.
Experts say 900,000 people die of malaria every year. In Burkina Faso a young chemist wants to save 100,000 lives by 2020 with a mosquito-repellent soap.
Police raids and threats against Folha 8 newspaper journalists in Angola have become common. The newspaper is critical of the government; it has reported numerous corruption scandals and mostly covers opposition activities.
In the middle of Wakaliga, a slum in Uganda's capital Kampala, Isaac Nabwana has been shooting low-budget action films for eight years. He is now an international star.
Working as an artist in Africa is not easy: Art materials are scarce and expensive. That's why Felisberto Pereira, aka "Botodjo," a self-taught artist from Guinea Bissau found an unconventional way to produce his own art supplies.
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