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The Stories You Need To Know: White Farmer Evicted In Zimbabwe, Tanzania's Pregnant Schoolgirl Ban Angers Women, And More

A white commercial farmer by the name Robert Smart was evicted by heavily armed riot police outside Rusape town, in Zimbabwe, and more stories from the continent.

TANZANIA–Tanzania's President John Magufuli said during a rally that pregnant girls shouldn’t be allowed back in school. This didn’t go down well with Tanzanians, especially women. An online petition to reverse the ruling has since been set up. Read the full story here.


CHAD–President Idriss Deby Itno threatened to pull his country's troops out of African peacekeeping operations because of a lack of financial support to the cash-strapped country. Read the full story here.

ZIMBABWE–A white commercial farmer by the name Robert Smart was evicted by heavily armed riot police outside Rusape town. Read the full story here.

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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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