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The Stories You Need To Know: Lesotho PM’s Wife Shot, ICC Calls For Arrest Of Gaddafi’s Son, Tunisian Jailed For Smoking During Ramadan

A taxi strike between Johannesburg and Pretoria caused inconvenience to commuters this morning, and more stories.

LESOTHO – Just before the inauguration of her husband, incoming Prime Minister Tom Thabane’s wife was shot and killed. This has raised fears of political instability in the mountain kingdom. Read the full story here.


LIBYA–Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was released last week after six years of imprisonment. The International Criminal Court has since called for his arrest. Read the full story here.

SOUTH AFRICA–A taxi strike between Johannesburg and Pretoria caused inconvenience to commuters this morning. Taxis blocked major roads in the Gauteng province. Read the full story here.

TUNISIA–A man was sentenced to one month in prison for “public indecency” after he was caught smoking in public during the fasting season of Ramadan. 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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