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Trevor Noah’s Book Just Won the Thurber Prize for American Humor

Noah’s award comes with $5,000 and a crystal plaque.

South African comedian and Daily Show host Trevor Noah slays for a living. His memoir “Born a Crime" just won the Thurber Prize for American Humor.


To win the award, Noah's book beat two novels: Ken Pisani's “Amp'd" and Aaron Their's “Mr. Eternity."

Noah's award comes with $5,000 and a crystal plaque.

It's worth noting that Noah's predecessor at the Daily Show, Jon Stewart is a previous winner of the award.

Congrats, Trevor Noah!

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Mozambique's Political Unrest: Where Things Stand

Fears continue to be on the rise as more attacks by militants are anticipated in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province.

On March 24th, militants stormed Palma—a gas-rich city in Mozambique—as part of an ongoing insurgency in the country dating back to 2017. Dozens of civilians have been killed although an official death toll has not been declared as of yet. Currently, at least 8000 more have been left displaced, fleeing to other parts of the country and attempting to seek asylum in Tanzania. This is believed to be the worst attacks carried out by the Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab, to date.
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Former Burkinabe President Charged with Thomas Sankara's Murder

Justice is on the horizon as Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, is indicted for the 1987 assassination of Thomas Sankara.