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Orphan choir tours the world to raise funds to help other kids in Uganda

Caleb was abandoned by his mother in Uganda as a small child, but instead of facing an uncertain future without family support he is travelling the English countryside with 16 other children just like him. Now 10 years old, Caleb is one of thousands of orphaned or vulnerable children who …

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Nigerians protesters demand the release of Shi’ite leader.

More than 200 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and Pro-Democracy group, Concerned Nigerians, protested in Abuja on Wednesday to demand the release of their leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. Concerned Nigerians said in a statement on Tuesday (January 16) the group would begin daily “sit-outs” on Wednesday to …

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Ghana’s skeleton athlete qualifies to participate in 2018 Winter Olympics.

The West African nation of Ghana does not belong to countries that experience winter but it will be represented at the Winter Olymics due for Pyeongchang in South Korea later this year. Ghana’s qualification was made possible by one Akwasi Frimpong, a Ghanaian – born skeleton athlete. He will become …

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Netherlands expels top Eritrean diplomat.

The Dutch government has told the highest representative of Eritrea in the Netherlands to leave the country, minister of Foreign Affairs Halbe Zijlstra said on Wednesday. Tekeste Ghebremedhin Zemuy has been declared persona non grata, Zijlstra wrote in a letter to parliament, as the government found mounting evidence of Eritrea …

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Cameroon crisis: two soldiers killed.

Two Cameroonian soldiers have been killed in the English-speaking areas where separatists are agitating for control or independence. According to a statement released by the US embassy in Yaounde, a Cameroonian sailor in Ekondo-Titi in the Southwest region was killed on January 14 while a gendarme in Wum in the …

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South African comedian to co-host The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

Two years after Trevoh Noah took over the hosting of the Daily Show on Comedy Central, another African has been selected to co-host the popular American political satire show. The news of Loyiso Mandinga’s latest gig was confirmed by Comedy Central, the channel which airs the Daily Show, through a …

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