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Kenya promotes wildlife heritage on new currency coins

Kenya's new 1, 5, 10 and 20 shillings coins feature images of a giraffe, rhino, lion, and an elephant respectively on one side with the Kenyan coat of arms on the other.The old coins had portraits of the country's former presidents Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel arap Moi.The country's Apex bank in a statement said it sought the public's opinion before it
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Egypt investigating couple pictured nude on top of Khufu pyramid

The three-minute video recorded at night shows a man and a woman scaling what appears to be the Great Pyramid of Giza with the skyline of Cairo in the background. When they reach the top, the video shows the woman taking off her shirt and finishes with a still image of them in a naked embrace.Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani called it a violation of public morality,
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Report: Child on death row in South Sudan as executions escalate

Based on information compiled from legal professionals and government officials, Amnesty says the country has executed seven people, including one who was a child at the time of their offense, in 2018. This represents the highest number of executions since South Sudan became the world's youngest nation following independence in 2011, according to Amnesty
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South Sudan: Scores of women and girls raped in 10-day period

South Sudan, the world's youngest country, has been embroiled in civil conflict since 2013, with its civilian population paying a heavy price. South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, signed a peace agreement with rebel leaders in September but it is not yet clear if the agreement will hold.The unrest has driven nearly 4 million people from their homes, according to
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Congo Ebola outbreak is 2nd largest, 2nd deadliest

A 2000-01 outbreak in Uganda included 425 cases and caused 224 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. The deadliest outbreak occurred in West Africa in 2014, when the disease killed more than 11,000 people. "This is a milestone nobody wanted to hit," WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic wrote in an email. On average, Ebola — which causes fever, severe headache and in
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Nigerian professor in sex-for-grades scandal denied bail

The Accounting professor is facing criminal charges for demanding sexual benefits from a student, in addition to sexual coercion of a student, misrepresentation of information and evidence tampering, according to court papers.He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.Akindele appeared in court for the second time for a bail hearing on Tuesday morning at the Federal High
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Senegal gets Africa’s first NBA training center

The new facility, which features two indoor basketball courts, a multidimensional activity center, a weight room, conference rooms as well as dormitories and educational facilities, will be the primary training location for NBA Academy Africa future hopefuls from across the continent, the league said in a statement."We are thrilled to open this new world-class venue in
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Teen dies in an adulthood initiation ritual in Kenya

Juliano Kanyonyo, 15, died Wednesday morning after being sent to a camp to join other teenage boys in a traditional ceremony designed to teach him the customary values of his people. Days after returning from the trip and recovering from a circumcision that is part of the ritual, Kanyonyo was found dead by his sister at their home in Kandara, central Kenya. "I went to