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This Ivorian Artist is Creating Stunning Sculptures With Her Hair

Meet Laetitia Ky—the 21-year-old artist who makes stunning hair sculptures on her head.

IVORY COAST—Fashion designer Laetitia Ky has taken braid art to the next level. Using a mixture of thread, fabric, wire, and wool, the budding artist has come up with jaw-dropping hair sculptures inspired by traditional African hairstyles.


“They were really impressive and artistic. It made me want to use hairstyling as a means of expression,” she says in a NowThis video.

The 21-year-old can sculpt just about anything you can think of. From a map of Africa to hands strumming a guitar. Have a look at some of her creations below:

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And check out the video below:

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Pregnant Tanzanian Girls Now Have Hope Of An Education

In the past, Tanzania's pregnant girls of school-going age were banned from accessing an education. However, things are about to change!

If a young girl of school-going age happened to fall pregnant in Tanzania, it usually spelled the end of her schooling career — and the death of any prospects she may have had for a bright future. In Tanzania currently, an estimated 5 500 girls are forced to leave school each year due to pregnancy, according to the World Bank.

The Tanzanian government has announced a new programme aimed at addressing the plight of young girls who have been impacted by this discriminatory ban. Tanzania's Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Leonard Akwilapo said young girls will now be offered an opportunity to further their schooling at alternative colleges.

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Nigerian Government Barred From Prosecuting Twitter Users

The Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States has ordered the Nigerian government to refrain from prosecuting Twitter users, while it considers the case brought to it by civil society organisations and journalists.