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Gambians march over rape accusations against former president

International | Commission also accuses Yahya Jammeh of financial misconduct
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/09/19, 03:36 pm

Hundreds of activists turned out last week for a solidarity march in support of three women and several witnesses who accused former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh of sexual assault and described the attacks in shocking detail.

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American missionary battles Ugandan lawsuit

International | Two mothers claim Renee Bach’s lack of medical training killed at least two children
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/02/19, 04:47 pm

An American Christian missionary serving in Uganda denied accusations last week that her actions led to the deaths of at least two children in her care.

The Women’s Probono Initiative filed a lawsuit against Renee Bach, 35, and her medical ministry, Serving His Children, at a high court in the Jinja district on Jan. 21 on behalf of two Ugandan mothers, Gimbo Zubeda and Kakai Annet. The women claim Serving His Children led to the deaths of “hundreds of babies” and demand the center cease operations and award damages to the affected families.

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Permanent record

Education | Parkland, Fla., high school grad loses Harvard bid over online postings
by Laura Edghill
Posted 6/26/19, 04:33 pm

A recent graduate from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., who became a well-known school safety activist after the Feb. 14, 2018, mass shooting there, received a letter last month from Harvard University revoking his admission over racist comments he had made when he was 16 years old. The student, Kyle Kashuv, now 18, provoked a new round of public scrutiny last week when he shared on Twitter his exchange with the university, including his letter asking the school to reconsider.

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