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JUS­TICE SU­SAN OKALANY: The Uganda High Court judge was bestowed pros­e­cu­tor of the year award in Bei­jing, China, by the In­ter­na­tional Ass­ci­a­tion of Prose­cu­tors for her role in in the pros­e­cu­tion of the 2010 Kam­pala bomb­ing sus­pects. HALIMA YA­COB:

The for­mer Sin­ga­pore par­lia­ment speaker made his­tory when she was sworn in as the coun­try’s first fe­male pres­i­dent. She won after author­i­ties locked out her ri­vals for fail­ing the re­quired eleg­i­bilty cri­te­ria. AUNG SAN SUU KYI:

The Myan­mar leader is set to miss this month’s UN Gen­eral As­sem­bly meet­ing amid global crit­i­cism over her han­dling of the eth­nic at­tacks on the Mus­lim Ro­hingya Com­mu­nity that have seen hun­dreds killed. PROF IBRAHIM HAMISI Was sworn in as the Tan­za­nia’s chief jus­tice by Pres­i­dent John Magu­fuli, after serv­ing in an act­ing ca­pac­ity since Jan­uary. The 59-year old be­comes the coun­try’s eighth jus­tice chief since 1960. DON WIL­LIAMS:

The coun­try mu­sic singer died after a short ill­ness aged 78. Nick­named the “gen­tle gi­ant” for his im­pos­ing height and re­as­sur­ing voice, Wil­liams recorded dozens of hit songs in­clud­ing “Tulsa Time” and “It must be love.”

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