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The African Bank Ltd group executive for operation since 2017 was appointed the new head of the firm, becoming the first black woman to head a commercial bank in South Africa.
KYLE MCCARTER: The
Illinois state senator, who has served in Kenya for more than 30 years as head of a charity organisation, was appointed the new ambassador to Kenya, replacing Bob Godec, whose term has expired.
The Botswana President bid farewell to his Cabinet after completing a five constituency tour ahead of the official power transfer to Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi, 18 months before scheduled elections.
JOSE FILOMENO DOS SANTOS:
The son of former Angolan president has been charged with fraud over an alleged illegal transfer of $500m while he was in charge of the country’s sovereign wealth fund.
LINDA BROWN THOMPSON:
Who as a young girl was the student at the centre of the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education that declared school segregation unconstitutional, has died in Topeka, Kansas.