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Revealed: Here's What Goodluck Jonathan Was Watching on His 36 TVs

A recent photo has surfaced, revealing what the former Nigerian president was watching on all of his 36 TVs.

Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan's home in Abuja was burglarized last month, the BBC reports. Early reports stated that the president had lost 36 plasma televisions and 25 refrigerators. That's right—36 television sets and 25 refrigerators, because why not?


On Tuesday a spokesman for Jonathan corrected "exaggerated" reports, stating that the former leader had only lost six televisions and 3 refrigerators. "Being that the house is a modest, 4-bedroom duplex, it couldn't have been fitted with 36 plasma television sets and 25 refrigerators as falsely reported by some media outlets," he said.

However, we still remain doubtful—it's not at all hard to imagine Goodluck Jonathan having 36 television sets, nor is it hard to imagine what he might have been watching on those television sets.

In fact, a recent photo has surfaced claiming to reveal what it was that Mr. Jonathan was watching:

Update: a second photograph has surfaced, disclosing the contents of one of Jonathan's fridges:

 

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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