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Lie-detector tests for Kenyan officials in corruption crackdown

Kenyatta's announcement Friday comes after nearly 9 billion Kenya shillings ( $90 million) vanished from the National Youth Service, a government agency that provides training opportunities for young people. It later emerged that the funds were allegedly stolen through fake invoices for services that were never rendered. Dozens of people have been arrested and are
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Taiwan slams China after Burkina Faso cuts ties

The move by the African nation, which was welcomed by China, came after the Dominican Republic announced it had severed ties with Taiwan, switching its allegiance to Beijing.China refuses to maintain diplomatic relations with any country that recognizes Taiwan, a self-governed and democratic island off China's southeastern coast that Beijing considers an integral part
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Women and girls who have fled terrorist group Boko Haram

Thousands of these women have died because of lack of food in camps for internally displaced people in Nigeria's northeast after they were rescued from Boko Haram, Amnesty says. In the report titled "They betrayed us," it is alleged that five women said they were raped by soldiers in late 2015 and early 2016 in a displacement camp in Bama, Borno state. 'Boko
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Kidnappers of South African boy demand ransom in bitcoin

Police say Katlego Marite was taken by three men in a car as he played with two friends near his home in the eastern province of Mpumalanga. Police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi told CNN the incident in the coal-mining city of Witbank was over in minutes and the abductors seemed to make a beeline for Marite. "It happened very fast and there was no struggle," Hlathi
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Lecturer asked Nigerian student to trade sex for better grades

Faced with this stark choice, Osagie says she knew no one would believe her word against the lecturer's, so she recorded one of their conversations using a cell phone app. The audio recording was leaked online and went viral on social media. Osagie says she did not leak it but had submitted it to university authorities before it surfaced online.The student's
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Dozens of African migrants rescued in Brazil

The migrants are believed to be from Senegal, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Cape Verde were rescued by fishermen on Saturday, after traveling 35 days at sea, authorities told a Brazilian newspaper.Most of them had stayed several days without food and water, the daily newspaper Folha reported, quoting local police.The state police says it has arrested two Brazilians found on
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Nigerians were beaten for coming late to school

The pupils were being flogged by a teacher in front of their school Wednesday morning in the remote town of Ayetoro, Ogun State, northwest of Lagos."They were tied to a wooden trees made to look like a crucifix when a policeman on patrol saw them. They told the principal and the school proprietor to untie them and they refused. They even beat one of the people who
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After 35 days at sea

The migrants are believed to be from Senegal, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Cape Verde were rescued by fishermen on Saturday, after traveling 35 days at sea, authorities told a Brazilian newspaper.Most of them had stayed several days without food and water, the daily newspaper Folha reported, quoting local police.The state police says it has arrested two Brazilians found on