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Nigerian entertainer Tosyn Bucknor dies at 37

Bucknor died from complications due to sickle cell, her sister and renowned event planner, Funke Bucknor Obruthe said in an Instagram post."My darling sister and besto Tosyn passed away last night due to complications from sickle cell," she wrote.Bucknor was found unconscious by her husband, a French national, Aurélien Boyer when he returned home from work on Monday night,
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Lecturer in sex-for-grades scandal faces criminal charges

Accounting professor Richard Akindele has been charged with four counts of corruption, including demanding sexual benefits, sexual coercion of a student, misrepresentation of information and evidence tampering, according to court papers seen by CNN.Akindele appeared Monday morning at the Federal High court, Osogbo, southwest Nigeria and pleaded not guilty to the charges.He
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Malawi nurse suspended over selfie in labor ward

Patricia Malichi's selfie, which has an unidentified pregnant woman lying on a hospital bed at Ndirande Health Centre in Blantyre city, provoked public anger on social media with many Malawians calling for her dismissal.Malawi's Ministry of Health spokesman Joshua Malango told CNN the midwifery council and the district health authorities were handling the
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Denmark withholds nearly $10 million in aid money to Tanzania

Tornaes said she was "very concerned" about the negative developments in Tanzania, and would no longer be giving the country the aid money."I am very concerned about the negative developments in Tanzania. Most recently unacceptable homophobic statements by a Commissioner. I have therefore decided to withhold 65 million for the country. Respect for human rights absolutely
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UN lifts nearly decade-old sanctions on Eritrea

The East African country was hit with targeted sanctions in 2009 after being accused of having ties to Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia and refusing to withdraw from border disputes with Djibouti. Eritrea denied the accusations of involvement with Al-Shabaab. The resolution, which was drafted by the United Kingdom and backed by allies, marks a new chapter for peace and
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Tanzania loses $300 million World Bank loan

The $300 million program was meant to help Tanzania's Ministry of Education improve access to quality secondary education. It was scheduled to be approved by the bank's management late last month, but a source within the bank told CNN the program was instead withdrawn and will not be going forward. Tanzania's policy of expelling pregnant girls from schools
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10 students die in suspected arson at Ugandan boarding school

Three former students expelled for disciplinary reasons and a school guard have been arrested in connection with the Monday fire at St. Bernard Secondary School in Rakai district in Uganda's southwest, police said Tuesday.Uganda Deputy Police spokesman Patrick Onyango told CNN the students who were arrested were part of a group of 15 expelled by school authorities