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Kenya’s schoolgirls to get free sanitary pads from government

All Kenyan schoolgirls are to get free sanitary pads, the government has said. It is hoped the move will improve access to education in a country where many cannot afford sanitary products like pads and tampons. According to the UN’s education agency, one in 10 girls in sub-Saharan Africa misses school during their period. Some girls reportedly lose 20% of …

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Somali star is first hijab-wearing model on the cover of top US magazine

19-year-old Somali fashion star Halima Aden has again made history as the first hijab-wearing model on the cover of the top American women’s beauty magazine Allure. She donned Nike’s high-performance hijab on the cover of the July issue with the caption: “This Is American Beauty”. Halima Aden was born to Somali parents at a refugee camp in Kenya and made …

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Angola’s VP ‘faces corruption trial in Portugal’

A Portuguese court has ruled that Angola’s Vice-President Manuel Vicente should face trial over bribery allegations, the AFP news agency reports quoting Portuguese media. He is accused of trying to bribe magistrates to shut down a corruption investigation against him. The alleged bribes were made to Portugal’s former public prosecutor Orlando Figueira, who also faces charges as part of “Operation …

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Gambians’ impatience ‘understandable’ – Information Minister

Gambia’s Information Minister Demba Ali Jawo has told the BBC that he understands the impatience of those who are frustrated by the rate of change since President Adama Barrow was elected nearly seven months ago. The minister said it was impossible to improve everything straight away after more than 20 years of authoritarian rule by former President Yahya Jammeh: People …

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Funeral to be held for US student imprisoned by North Korea

Otto Warmbier, the US college student imprisoned for more than a year by North Korea and sent back home in a coma that proved fatal, will be buried Thursday in his home state of Ohio. Sentenced to hard labor for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, the 22-year-old Warmbier was medically evacuated in a coma last week …

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Philippine star Charice announces new transgender name

US television star and music sensation Charice Pempengco of the Philippines has announced a new transgender identity, revealing his new name on Twitter: Jake Zyrus. “My first tweet as Jake. Overwhelmed. Saw all your love comments and I’m so happy. Finally. I love you, everyone and see you soon,” the 25-year-old wrote this week on his revamped Twitter account, which …

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Ruling on Zuma secret ballot vote expected

South Africa’s constitutional court is expected to rule on whether a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma should be taken by secret ballot. This comes after pressure on Mr Zuma has been mounting following a controversial cabinet reshuffle in March, which saw nine government ministers including widely-respected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy fired. Mr Zuma, who …

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Hammond: Brexit transition could be four years

The Chancellor Phillip Hammond, says he is confident of securing a Brexit deal that puts jobs and prosperity first. He’s also sought to reassure employers that “transitional arrangements” will help ease the process. “The thing that is causing concern in the business community is the risk of a cliff edge. “And I think the sooner we can reassure business that …

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7 fake credit cards found in Dammy Krane’s pocket

Krane lists a permanent U.S. address in Baltimore on the police report, according to the report by Miami New Times. Two MDPD officers staked out the jet runway until Krane and Ilochonwu showed up. Police searched the pair and found seven cards in Krane’s pants pocket. When authorities checked the cards later, all seven had numbers on the face that …

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US student sent home from N Korea dies

The American student who was released last week after being held in captivity for more than 15 months in North Korea has died, his family says. Otto Warmbier, 22, returned to the US last Tuesday, but it emerged he had been in a coma for a year. North Korea said botulism led to the coma, but a team of US …

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