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BASANI MALULEKE:

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.

IAN KHAMA:

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.

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