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World’s Fastest Marathoners

East African Runners Dominate 2017 List of the World’s Fastest Marathoners In a recent publication by Runners World listing the World’s Fastest Marathoners, and Marathon Courses, East African men and women runners dominate the scene as world record-holders “on record-eligible courses”. On the whole, often known to battle for first place, in this complete list…

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Ekene Ijeoma Combines Data and Design to Address Global Issues

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Tanzanian, Sand-based Water Filter Wins Innovation Award

In Tanzania, clean drinking water is a rare resource because the water most locals have access to is contaminated. Current filtering systems get rid of only 97 per cent of contaminants, that is until local chemical engineer, Askwar Hilonga invented his own water filtering system, which removes 99.999 per cent of contaminants and is significantly…

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Martin Kharumwa: Making images for an African audience

Self-taught Ugandan photographer, Martin Kharumwa is based between Kigali and Kampala. When he isn’t working on editorial and fashion shoots, he “makes” photographs, a practice that he says brings the ideas in his head to life. In this video interview, Kharumwa introduces us to his world of conceptual image making. Living between countries shaped Kharumwa’s…

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Meet the Sierra Leonean Fashion Designer Set To Change The World

Born in the Eastern town of Kono, Sierra Leone Isatu Harrison was raised by her entrepreneurial single mother with her 3 siblings. Whilst living in Kono, civil war broke out which put her community in danger. Her entire family had to escape from the civil war in Kono and moved to the capital of Sierra…

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22 Stunning Vintage Photos of Ghanaian Life and Style

Renowned Ghanaian Fashion photographer James Barnor has captured over 50 years on film. Starting out in Ghana, he was the first photojournalist for the British-formed newspaper The Daily Graphic and later pioneered the first color photo lab to Ghana. Barnor later moved to London amidst the swinging sixties to capture the African diaspora. Below are a few…

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