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Rastafarian girl banned from Kenyan high school. A Rastafarian girl who was turned away from her new school in Nairobi because of her hair, has spoken of her disappointment to Kenyan media outlets.Makeda Ndinda told the Standard newspaper that she was forced to choose between her “hair or books” by the deputy principal at Olympic High School after he noticed her hair, wrapped in a hair wrap.
The family of a Canadian man who has been sentenced to death in China say their “worst fears” have been realised.Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was given a 15-year jail term in November but, on Monday, a court said the sentence for drug smuggling was too lenient.
The world’s oldest desert is to be blessed with one of the most listened-to songs – Africa by Toto.Namibian artist Max Siedentopf has set up a sound installation in the coastal Namib Desert to play on loop, in tribute to the soft rock classic.
Several people have been killed during protests in Zimbabwe after the government more than doubled the price of fuel overnight.Hundreds more were arrested as demonstrators took to the streets in the cities of Harare and Bulawayo.
The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk has died in hospital, a day after being stabbed at a charity event.Pawel Adamowicz, 53, was attacked on stage in front of hundreds of people on Sunday.
US President Donald Trump has denied working for Russia, pouring scorn on the latest reports to cast scrutiny on his relationship with Moscow.
Activists in Russia say there has been a new crackdown against LGBT people in Chechnya.The Russian LGBT Network believes about 40 people have been imprisoned since December – two of whom they say have died under torture.