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The Stories You Need To Know: Zimbabwe Donates $1 Million To The AU, Bald-Headed Men Target Of Ritual Attacks In Mozambique, And More

Mozambican police have warned the country that bald-headed men could be the target of ritual attacks.

MOZAMBIQUE–The murder of two bald-headed men, whose body parts are suspected to be used for witchcraft purposes, have led police to warn the country that bald-headed men could be the target of ritual attacks. Read the full story here.


ZIMBABWE–President Robert Mugabe donated $1 million to the African Unity Foundation to, in his words, end the donor dependency syndrome. Read the full story here.

NIGERIA–A diocese in Imo, south-eastern Nigeria, has rejected Bishop Peter Okpalaeke, a Catholic bishop appointed by Pope Francis. Rev. Fr Philip Jamang has described this rejection as a disgrace. Read the full story here.

SOUTH AFRICA–Google South Africa has announced that it will make major improvements to Google Translate. The app will now include full IsiZulu, IsiXhosa and Kiswahili translation functionality. 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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