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BEATRICE ELACHI:

The Nairobi County As­sem­bly Speaker, who was im­peached early in the week, got a re­prieve from the Labour Re­la­tions Court when it threw out an ap­pli­ca­tion to have her va­cate of­fice.

GENEVIEVE NNAJI:

The Nige­rian ac­tor and pro­ducer had a ma­jor break when Netflix an­nounced it had ac­quired rights for her movie ti­tled “Lion Heart.” It is the first orig­i­nal Nol­ly­wood film to be bought by the ser­vice.

NAOMI OSAKA:

The 20-year-old ten­nis player, who re­cently won the US Open — her first Grand Slam ti­tle — is set to sign the big­gest deal Adi­das has ever agreed to with a fe­male ath­lete at $8.5 mil­lion a year.

AN­DREW CUOMO:

The New York gov­er­nor beat back a pri­mary chal­lenge from ac­tivist and ac­tress Cyn­thia Nixon, thwart­ing her attempt to be­come the lat­est in­sur­gent lib­eral to knock off an es­tab­lish­ment Demo­crat.

MATTEO SALVINI:

The Ital­ian deputy prime min­is­ter likened African im­mi­grants to slaves at a con­fer­ence, draw­ing an an­gry re­sponse from Lux­em­bourg’s for­eign min­is­ter, who cursed at him in frus­tra­tion.

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