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Kidnapped schoolgirl begs for her freedom

Sharibu, 15, is being held by a faction of Boko Haram after she reportedly refused to renounce her Christian faith.Most of the students abducted from their boarding school in Dapchi village, Yobe State, February 19, were released after four weeks. "I am Leah Sharibu, the girl that was abducted from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi. I am calling on
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She wanted to be president, but ended up jailed instead

Kigali, Rwanda — In the darkness of the Kigali night, Eric walks through a maze of cement homes crowned in corrugated metal. Using his phone he lights the road under his feet, a path of compressed red earth still drying out from the rainy season.After nearly an hour of walking through a series of dizzying hills that make up the Rwandan capital, he reaches his safe house.
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Bobi Wine freed on bail in Uganda

Wine appeared before the Gulu High Court Monday alongside 11 others charged with treason. The politician arrived in court limping and walking with the aid of crutches. Justice Stephen Mubiru, the presiding judge, declined the prosecutor's request to hold the accused's passports. Immediately after his release, Wine was whisked into an ambulance stationed outside
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Kidnapped schoolgirl in Boko Haram captivity begs for her freedom

Sharibu, 15, is being held by a faction of Boko Haram after she reportedly refused to renounce her Christian faith.Most of the students abducted from their boarding school in Dapchi village, Yobe State, February 19, were released after four weeks. "I am Leah Sharibu, the girl that was abducted from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi. I am calling on
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Zimbabwe court upholds President Mnangagwa election victory

The main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa brought a case before the court to contest his loss at the poll, which he said was "fraudulent and illegal.""The application is dismissed with cause," the judge said as he upheld Mnangagwa's victory Friday. His inauguration is expected to go ahead Sunday, Patrick Chinamasa, the country's finance minister said.
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Arsene Wenger awarded Liberia’s highest honor

The former Arsenal manager was given the award alongside Claude Le Roy, who is a longterm friend of both Weah and Wenger at the ceremony in the country's capital, Monrovia Friday. "I have the honor to welcome two of my former coaches to Liberia. Arsene Wenger and Claude Le Roy both played a pivotal role in shaping my soccer career," President Weah said in a Facebook
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Man apologizes for racist rant amidst social media outcry

In the video, Adam Catzavelos described an unidentified beach as "heaven on earth" because there were no black people around and also used a derogatory term for black people widely known in South Africa as the k-word. In his statement, Catzavelos said he has "shown a complete lack of understanding of what the people in our nation have endured.""I have watched my video and
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Pop star MP Bobi Wine charged with treason in Uganda

The pop star, 36, was then re-arrested and charged in a civilian court. He sat in the dock during proceedings as his lawyers argued he was too weak to stand. A frail Wine, wearing a Ugandan flag scarf around his neck, was seen walking out of court while being assisted on crutches during a brief adjournment on Thursday morning. He has been in detention since August 15 and