South Africa’s Dimakatso Maila, a platoon commander stationed in the DRC, is being celebrated by Africa Renewal magazine as a young UN peacekeeper in Africa.
This comes as South Africa celebrates Youth Month.
Maila (31) comes from Marulaneng Ga-Mphahlele in Limpopo Province. She joined the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in 2010.
She is part of a group of young African peacekeepers who are being honoured for their work on the continent by Africa Renewal.
Read the full story on Maila here