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NIKKI HA­LEY: The United Na­tions Am­bas­sador who was on her maiden visit to Africa was evac­u­ated from a U.N. camp for dis­placed peo­ple in South Su­dan when protests erupted against Pres­i­dent Salva Kiir. ROBERT MUGABE: The Zim­bab­wean Pres­i­dent’s ap­point­ment as WHO good will am­bas­sador was re­scinded by WHO di­rec­tor gen­eral, Te­dros Ad­hanom Ghe­breye­sus fol­low­ing out­rage among donors and rights. WA­FULA CHE­BUKATI: The chair­man of Kenya’s In­de­pen­dent Elec­tro­ral and Bound­aries Com­mis­sion was a man un­der pres­sure as Kenya went for a re­peat of the annnuled pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, boy­cotted by the op­po­si­tion. FATS DOMINO: The leg­endary Amer­i­can rock and roll artist, best known for his songs ‘Ain’t That A Shame’ and ‘Blue­berry Hill’, died at the age of 89. He sold over 65m records, out­selling ev­ery 1950s rock and roll act ex­cept E. Pres­ley. XI JIN­PING: The Chi­nese pres­i­dent set the coun­try on a path of great­ness with the un­veil­ing of “Xi Jin­ping’s Thought on So­cial­ism with Chi­nese Char­ac­ter­is­tics for a New Era.”in­stead de­liv­er­ing one worth $30,000.

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