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South African Comedian Trevor Noah Joins The Cast Of 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart'

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to join the cast of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.'

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to join the cast of Comedy Central's The Daily Show With Jon Stewart as the show's newest contributor. The current GQ South Africa cover star was born in Soweto to a South African mother and a Swiss father, and he draws on his biracial upbringing in pre- and post-apartheid South Africa for much of his comedic material. A celebratory tweet from Noah the day after the surprise announcement confirmed his casting:

Noah is one of the most sought after media personalities in South Africa and has hosted numerous events in his home country, including the South African Film & Television Awards,the South African Music Awards and the South African Comedy Festival. The 3o-year old funnyman has also helmed two seasons of his own late night talk show, Tonight With Trevor Noah, and and was named as one of the Thirteen African Celebrities To Watch in 2013 by Forbes. After building international buzz with a sold out run of his one-man show, The Racist, at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Noah continued his trailblazing comedic trajectory with North American television appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, and Totally Biased With Kamau Bell.

Related: Watch 2019 Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi, on 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah'

Hosted by Jon Stewart since 1999, The Daily Show has launched the film and television careers of former and current correspondents alike, including Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert, Kristen Schaal, Larry Wilmore and John Oliver. Noah is currently touring through Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, but is scheduled to join the cast of the late night news show come December 2014. Until then, keep up with the rising comedian on Twitter and Facebook.

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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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Interview: Meet Velemseni, Eswatini’s Queen of Soul

Soul artist Velemseni's music reflects Eswatini culture and aesthetics. "The Kingdom of Eswatini is a magical and mysterious place, and my music aims to interpret and document that mystique, drawing from genres like Swazi gospel, soul, African soul, cinematic and traditional music," says the artist.