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Kenyan police are coming under fire for their brutal response to an opposition protest Monday after photos and video of police beating protesters sparked outrage. Three Mondays in a row, Kenya’s main opposition coalition has demonstrated at the electoral commission in Nairobi, calling for it to be disbanded before next year’s polls. (VOA)

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday morning off the Greek island of Crete, Egyptian and Greek officials said. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said it was too early to say whether a technical problem or a terror attack caused the plane to crash. “We cannot rule anything out,” he told reporters at Cairo airport. (Chicago Tribune)

One of the 219 schoolgirls abducted in Chibok in northeast Nigeria has been found, the first breakthrough since their seizure by Boko Haram more than two years ago, according to the army and activists. (Aljazeera)

Generation Next

To mitigate the scarcity of African literature, a number of individuals and organisations have taken to the internet in a bid to increase readership on the continent. Dignited has selected few online stores where you can purchase strictly African content preferably in e-book format.

Arts & Culture

The idea of a Roots remake has been floating around since 2013 and it has finally come to fruition. The remake is set to feature the Civil War battle of Fort Pillow, where White Union soldiers were taken hostage and hundreds of black soldiers were slaughtered or sent into the slave trade. (the urban daily)


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