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Fake Instagram accounts are hijacking Sudan solidarity campaign

The country has been plagued by widespread violence since the ousting of longtime dictator President Omar al-Bashir in April.Last week, people on social media started turning their profile pictures blue in a bid to raise awareness about the ongoing humanitarian crisis.Blue was chosen to honor Mohamed Hashim Mattar, a 26-year-old Sudanese who was allegedly shot dead by the
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Mohamed Morsy, ousted Egyptian president, dies in court

Egypt's first democratically elected leader, Morsy, 67, had just been led back to a soundproof glass cage inside the courtroom when he fell unconscious, Egypt's public prosecution office said in a statement."He spoke 7 minutes just before the trial session adjourned," Morsy's lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud told CNN. "A minute after, we saw fuss in the
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30 dead in suicide bomb blasts in Nigeria

One of the bombers, detonated his explosive outside a cinema hall where soccer fans had gathered to watch a match on Sunday night in Konduga, a remote town in Borno State. At least 24 people died according to Bello Dambatta, head of the rescue team of State emergency operations.A few kilometers from the hall, the girls, whose ages are unknown, blew themselves up and killed
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Woman sits exams 30 minutes after giving birth

Almaz Derese, 21, went into labor overnight Monday and delivered her baby on the day her secondary school exams were due to start. Derese told CNN she did not want to wait another year to sit the exams. "Although it was very hard to take an exam after giving birth, I did not want to waste the opportunity that I tirelessly worked for a decade," she said.Derese, who lives in
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Why social media is going blue for Sudan

This began afterMohamed Hashim Mattar, 26, was allegedly shot dead by the Sudanese paramilitary Rapid Support Forces during a crackdown on protesters in the country's capital, Khartoum, on June 3.READ MORE: What's going on in Sudan and what the US is doing about it — explainedMattar's favorite color, blue, was used on all his social profiles, and his friends
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Kenyan MP arrested, accused of slapping female colleague

In a video circulating on social media, MP Fatuma Gedi said she was walking out of the Parliament in Nairobi Thursday morning, when she met Kassim, who she says confronted her over why she did not allocate money to his constituency. Gedi said after explaining her position, she was told she was "stupid" and was struck several times in the mouth and jaw. "And then he hit me,
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Ebola outbreak turns deadly in Uganda

The World Health Organization and Ugandan health authorities said Tuesday that the Congolese boy had traveled from Congo on Sunday and entered Uganda with his family and sought medical care.The other two confirmed cases are the boy's 3-year-old brother and his grandmother, 50. They are being treated under isolation at the Bwera Hospital Ebola Treatment Unit, in the
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Woman sits final year exams in hospital 30 minutes after giving birth

Almaz Derese, 21, went into labor overnight Monday and delivered her baby on the day her secondary school exams were due to start. Derese told CNN she did not want to wait another year to sit the exams. "Although it was very hard to take an exam after giving birth, I did not want to waste the opportunity that I tirelessly worked for a decade," she said.Derese, who lives in