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These Ethiopian superheroes fight for girls’ rights in badass new TV series

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Africa’s biggest social issues and taboos are no match for these girls.

A revolutionary new cartoon series called Tibeb Girls features a group of three young superheroes, who unite to make rural Ethiopian communities safer for girls experiencing gender-based violence and discrimination.

The show tackles some of the country’s most pervasive problems, including stigma around menstruation, child marriage, female genital mutilation, and access to education. 

Tibeb Girls shatters the silence around these issues in fun and engaging ways, hoping to create a better understanding of the needs and concerns of Ethiopian girls. Read more…

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‘American Idol’ is back from the dead, fulfilling the Ryan Seacrest prophecy

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*Cue theme music* Thisss … is a day Ryan Seacrest knew would come.

It was just over a year ago when the American Idol host, signing off the “final” (ahem) episode of the show after a 15-season run on Fox, said: “And one more time — this is so tough — we say to you from Hollywood, goodnight America.” Then he added cryptically, “for now.”

Well it looks like “for now” is over.

Thirteen months after Seacrest’s sign off, ABC has a deal in principle with producer FremantleMedia to bring back American Idol, Mashable has confirmedIdol could return as soon as March for a Sunday night slot, according to Variety, which first reported the revival deal on Friday afternoon. Read more…

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