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British Airways' In-Flight Magazine Actually Thinks Lupita Nyong'o Is From Wakanda

British Airways' High Line magazine published an article stating that Lupita Nyong'o is actually from Wakanda...

Yes, we wish Wakanda—the fictional African nation where Marvel's Black Panther takes place—was a real city too, but it's not. Someone should inform British Airways' High Line Magazine of this.


The in-flight magazine recently published an article in which they listed Wakanda as Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o's country of origin.

I have just a few questions:

How is this even possible? When—once again—Wakanda is not a real country? When most magazines have editors? When the internet exists as a practically endless source of information?

There are just so many layers of incompetence presented here, that I'm not quite sure where to begin.

Peep the absurd blunder below:

Reactions immediately rolled in, because—come on, man—this is way too ridiculous for people to not have a field day with.

Moral of the story: Google exists for a reason, use it.

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The Senegalese judicial government has refused to release Chad's imprisoned ex-president Hissène Habré on the alleged basis of his health concerns.

The Senegalese judiciary has refused former Chad president Hissène Habré's request to be released from prison. Habré faces life imprisonment for crimes against humanity including rape, kidnapping, slavery and executions. The decision by the Senegalese judiciary comes after the 79-year-old former statesman's lawyers reportedly filed for his release on the basis of health concerns.

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