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Rapper Lil Jon breaks ground on a second school in Ghana

Rapper Lil Jon has been using his star power and wealth to help children in underdeveloped countries gain access to a proper education. A school he helped fund in partnership with the charity, Pencils of Promise, broke ground last month in Ghana, Lil Jon told CNN exclusively. “I’m all about helping children,” he said. “Children are our future and every ...

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Zimbabwe’s president issues assets declaration order to top officials

Zimbabwe has given cabinet ministers and senior government officials until the end of February to declare their assets as new President Emmerson Mnangagwa seeks to foster transparency and fight corruption. Mnangagwa, 75, took power after Robert Mugabe was toppled by the military. He immediately promised to tackle corruption, especially in public institutions. Misheck Sibanda, chief secretary to the president and ...

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Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe’s president after 37 years

 Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming pressure from the military that put him under house arrest, lawmakers from the ruling party and opposition who started impeachment proceedings and a population that surged into the streets to say 37 years in power was enough. The capital, Harare, erupted in jubilation after news spread that ...

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A teenage boy was shot by police and later died amid clashes in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu, one of four counties hit by violence. The electoral commission said voting in those areas would be postponed until Saturday. President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner in an August vote, which was annulled because of “irregularities”. Mr Kenyatta is seeking a ...

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Kenya election re-run marred by insecurity – diplomats

Image copyrightAFPImage captionThe opposition says its demands for a free and fair poll have not been met Western diplomats have warned of “growing insecurity” in Kenya ahead of Thursday’s presidential election re-run, boycotted by the main opposition. Inflammatory rhetoric and attacks on the election commission made it more difficult to hold a legitimate poll, the 20 envoys said. Kenyan prosecutors ...

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