We got submissions from countries across the continent, depicting issues such as youth unemployment, the gap between rich and poor, and the preservation of African cultures.
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Tanzania -- Neema Jodie Ngelime, 24
The image above, taken by Neema Jodie Ngelime, shows a woman in Dodoma, Tanzania, separating groundnuts from their shells. "The issue that concerns me the most is social and economic position of women in this country," she told CNN. "Women are likely to be less educated and more impoverished. This denies them the right to access credit or certain training. This image shows the resilience of the African woman who, despite limited access to opportunities, still tries to make ends meet."