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Ethiopia-American Maaza Mengiste and Zimbabwean Writer Tsitsi Dangarembga make Booker Prize short List

By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press | Greeneville Sun

Ethiopia-American Maaza Mengiste and Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangarembga are among six finalists announced for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction.

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Ilhan Omar Demands ICE Halt Deportations of Somalis Over COVID Concerns.

By Emily Zanotti |  DailyWire.com

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) penned a letter to the Department of Homeland Security last week demanding that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement halt plans to deport 39 Somali nationals over concerns that they could contribute to the “spread of COVID.”

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Nigerian-American Okonjo Iweala and Kenyan Amb. Amina C. Mohamed make shortlist as WTO members narrow field of DG candidates

By Ebimo Amungo | With WTO Press Release

Nigerian American Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Kenyan Amb. Amina C. Mohamed are among five candidates who have been selected to move into the next round as the World Trade Organization moves ahead with its selection process for a new Director General. Read The WTO release below

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Zineb Jammeh | US sanctions ex-Gambian First Lady

Zineb Jammeh, the wife of Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh, has been hit with U.S. sanctions for her role in the economic plunder of the tiny West African county during her husband’s 22-year rule, the U.S. Treasury said on Tuesday.

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Larry Madowo | Kenyan reporter interviews Bill Gates on Covid 19 vaccine access for Africa

By BBC

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has said Covid-19 has “set back” public health efforts, reducing food distribution and inflating prices. Speaking to BBC World’s Larry Madowo, he said richer countries including the US had not yet done enough to make sure that vaccines will be available for all when ready for distribution.

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South African party rejects alleged Trump comment on Mandela

By ANDREW MELDRUM | Associated Press

The report that U.S. President Donald Trump made crude, disparaging remarks about Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning former leader, has drawn an angry response from South Africa’s ruling party and others.

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The US imposed new sanctions on Gambian-born ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda.

By Casey Riddle and Richard Roth | CNN

The US imposed new sanctions on ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced sanctions against two International Criminal Court officials — the Trump administration’s most aggressive move yet to try to deter an ICC investigation into possible war crimes by US military and intelligence officials.

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Kei Kamara | Sierra Leone footballer joins teammates to protest the killing of Jacob Blake

By Sports Africa | BBC

Ex-Sierra Leone striker Kei Kamara feels the campaign for social justice is more important than sport in the United States at the moment. He was talking as his MLS side Colorado Rapids chose not to play a game on Wednesday against FC Dallas in protest over the shooting of Jacob Blake.

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Kelechi Madu| Nigerian President Buhari congratulates new Minister of Justice of Alberta

by APA News | Journal du Cameroun

Nigerian President Mohammed Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to Mr. Kelechi Madu following his recent appointment as Minister of Justice of the province of Alberta, in Canada.

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