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Two Nigerian Basketball Players Are Headed to the NBA All-Star Game This Year

Nigerian players Victor Oladipo and Giannis Antetokounmpo are headed to the NBA All-Star game this February.

For the first time in history, two players of Nigerian descent will play in the NBA All-star game this year, Konbini reports.

Victor Oladipo, of the Indiana Pacers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will both head to the annual game in Los Angeles this February.


At just 25, Nigerian-American Oladipo has already played five years of professional basketball, he won the "NBA All-Rookie Team" after being drafted by the Orlando Magic back in 2013. He was traded to the Indiana Pacers in 2017. Oladipo is a first-time NBA All-Star.

Greek-born Antetokounmpo is a 23-year-old, second-time All-Star, who played in last year's game. He started his basketball career back in 2007 before being drafted by the Bucks in 2014.

Congrats to the young players!

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Senegal Denies Release of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

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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