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Mali Islamist jailed for nine years for Timbuktu shrine attacks

The International Criminal Court has sentenced an Islamist militant who destroyed ancient shrines in Timbuktu to nine years in jail. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi admitted to leading rebel forces who destroyed…

Ugandan police block gay pride parade

Ugandan police have blocked gay pride celebrations from happening in two resorts outside the capital, Kampala. Gay rights activist Frank Mugisha said more than 100 LGBTI people tried to participate…

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Chan Zuckerberg commits $3 billion to cure disease

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative aims to have major impact by 2100. Priscilla Chan and her husband, Mark Zuckerberg, created their namesake charity organization last year. They are not the first billionaires…

Nigeria has hunted down 700,000 firms that have never paid tax

The country, which is one of Africa’s biggest economies with a population of about 180 million, slipped into recession in August for the first time in more than 20 years.  It is now…