Patricia Mawuli
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Ghana's female flying pioneer

A young woman in Ghana is breaking barriers by becoming the first civilian female pilot trained in her country.

Patricia Mawuli, 24, is also the first black African to obtain the "coveted" Rotax Aircraft Engines certificate.

She discovered her passion at the age of 19 and now teaches other rural girls how to fly.

The BBC's Focus on Africa programme went to meet her at a flight academy about an hour's drive from the capital, Accra.

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  • 22 Feb 2013