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Chelsea great Didier Drogba retires from football

The 40-year-old Ivorian striker scored 164 goals in two spells with Chelsea. Widely considered one of the greatest Premier League strikers of all time, he ended his second spell with the London side as the club's fourth-highest scorer. Drogba spent the last 18 months of his career as a player and co-owner of US side Phoenix Rising. Visit cnn.com/football for more news
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Outrage as Blac Chyna announces plans to sell skin-lightening cream

In a post on her Instagram page, she said she had partnered with a beauty line called Whitenicious to launch a face cream in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city.The company website describes the Whitenicious x Blac Chyna Collection as an "illuminating and brightening cream" that "lightens without bleaching skin out."A jar of the cream, handcrafted with Swarovski crystals,
Africa

Chelsea great Didier Drogba retires from football

The 40-year-old Ivorian striker scored 164 goals in two spells with Chelsea. Widely considered one of the greatest Premier League strikers of all time, he ended his second spell with the London side as the club's fourth-highest scorer. Drogba spent the last 18 months of his career as a player and co-owner of US side Phoenix Rising. Visit cnn.com/football for more news
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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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South Sudan Child bride auctioned on Facebook by family

An auction was held on the social media platform for a 16-year-old girl in South Sudan which sought payment for her hand in marriage.Facebook said the post was taken down as soon as the company learned of it, but that wasn't until after the girl was married.According to children's rights organization Plan International, the girl was bid on by five men, some of
Africa

South Sudan Child bride auctioned on Facebook by family

An auction was held on the social media platform for a 16-year-old girl in South Sudan which sought payment for her hand in marriage.Facebook said the post was taken down as soon as the company learned of it, but that wasn't until after the girl was married.According to children's rights organization Plan International, the girl was bid on by five men, some of
Africa

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,