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Serena Williams hits out at racism aimed at her unborn child

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Serena Williams has spoken out in response to suspended Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase’s comments speculating about the skin color of the baby the pregnant Williams is expecting. Nastase allegedly responded to Serena’s pregnancy announcement by saying: “Let’s see what colour it has. Chocolate with milk?” The 23-time major champion wrote […]

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10-year sentence for radio correspondent is ‘outrageous’

JOHANNESBURG, April 25 (ANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has described the sentencing of Ahmed Abba, a correspondent for Radio France Internationale’s (RFI) Hausa service, to 10 years in prison as “outrageous” because he should never have been detained, prosecuted, and convicted for his journalism. On Monday a military court in Cameroon sentenced […]

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Le Pen and Macron camps gird for battle, trading first barbs

Paris (dpa) – Campaigners for France’s remaining presidential candidates, centrist Emmanuel Macron and ultranationalist Marine Le Pen, traded barbs Monday as the two camps prepared for the second-round contest on May 7. Partial results of Sunday’s first-round vote, with 97 per cent of votes counted, confirmed Macron’s lead with 23.9 per cent of the vote followed […]