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Video: Meet Kenya's First Olympic Female Weightlifter

Get familiar with some of Kenya's female weightlifters with this new video.

Mercy Obiero is Kenya's first female Olympic weightlifter. The accomplished athlete has been lifting for Kenya for over 16 years, and now she's helping train other Kenyan women to follow in her footsteps.


In a new video, we meet Obiero and some of the other women powerhouses who are shaking up Kenya's powerlifting scene.

Get more familiar with them below.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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