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The 77 Percent

Meet Kenya's First Female Warship Commander

Faith Mwagandi has made history as the first woman to command a warship in Kenya. Born in the conservative coastal region, Faith was determined to push back against gender stereotypes - and protect her country's shores.


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Ghana's female football referee

A lab technician by trade and a football referee by passion: Audrey Atampugbire has always loved being out on the pitch. Female referees remain an uncommon sight in Ghana, but Audrey is working hard to dispel the idea that football is a domain of men - and other girls are already following in her footsteps.


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Meet the winner of the 2021 German Africa Prize

Ethiopian lawyer Daniel Bekele is being honored for his commitment towards defending human rights. The current head of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission grew up in the midst of a brutal military dictatorship, and has vowed to speak out and fight back against injustice.



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