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JUST IN: World-Renowned Kenyan Conservationist Richard Leakey Dies At Age 77

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JUST IN: World-Renowned Kenyan Conservationist Richard Leakey Dies At Age 77

Kenyan paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey, who unearthed evidence that helped prove humankind evolved in Africa, died on Sunday at the age of 77, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed in a statement.

“I have this afternoon, Sunday 2nd January 2022, received with deep sorrow the sad news of the passing away of Dr. Richard Erskine Frere Leakey, Kenya’s former Head of Public Service,” Kenyatta’s statement said.

“On behalf of the people of Kenya, my family and on my own behalf, I send heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the family, friends and associates of Dr. Richard Leakey during this difficult period of mourning.”

Leakey came from a family of renowned archeologists. His mother, Mary Leakey, discovered evidence in 1978 that man walked upright much earlier than had been thought. She and her husband, Louis Leakey, unearthed skulls of ape-like early humans, shedding fresh light on our ancestors.

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Richard Leakey is perhaps best known for his discovery of fossils, particularly the 1984 excavation of the bones of “Turkana Boy,” a nearly complete skeleton of a young male Homo erectus dating to 1.6 million years ago.

He also became a leading force in the effort to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos in Kenya, according to the Royal Society.

Besides his work as a scientist, he held a number of official positions in Kenya, including director of the National Museums of Kenya and chairman of the Kenya Wildlife Service.

 

 

 

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This Milo Has Expired – Sam George Shades Milovan After Black Stars Draw With Gabon

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This Milo Has Expired - Sam George Shades Milovan After Black Stars Draw With Gabon

Ghana Black Stars hopes of qualifying for round 16 of the ongoing AFCON 2021 in Cameroon seems to be despair after they drew with Gabon who grabbed a late goal to secure a point in the tight game.

Following the draw, Ghanaians have descended heavily on the Black Stars players, the coaching staff and the GFA.

The results mean that Black Stars would have to beat Comoros in the last Group C match to stand a better chance of qualifying.

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Outspoken Ghanaian politician and Member of Parliament for Prampram Constituency, Hon. Sam George has shaded Black Stars head coach Milovan Rajevac in a new tweet on Twitter.

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Naija Twitter Jubilates Over Lifting Of Ban

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Twitter Ban In Nigeria To End 'Very Soon', Information Minister Says
It is a joyful day for millions in Nigeria because its government today lifted the ban on social networking site, Twitter.

For seven months, Twitter was suspended in Africa’s most populous country because the platform deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari about punishing regional secessionists, a move government viewed as siding with the secessionists.

After the reversal, citizens have taken over Twitter, discussing how they missed the space.

Those who could not stay away from the site during the ban resorted to virtual private networks (VPNs).

They now say the days of VPN is over since they are legitimate users of the site.

Twitter is among the many platforms companies and entrepreneurs leverage to reach a wider audience.

According to the BBC, government has reversed the ban because Twitter has agreed to some conditions, including opening a local office in the country. Twitter is, however, yet to comment on the matter.

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#TwitterBan: Nigeria To Lift Suspension After 6-Months

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#TwitterBan: Nigeria To Lift Suspension After 6-Months

Nigeria will lift its ban on Twitter from midnight, the government said Wednesday, a move that will give millions of people in Africa’s most populous country access to the social media platform once again.

The decision was made after Twitter agreed to meet all conditions set by the Nigerian government, according to a government statement.
Those conditions include “managing prohibited publication in line with Nigerian law” and addressing issues of operations and tax.
Last June, the Nigerian government suspended Twitter’s operations in the country, accusing the American social media giant of allowing its platform to be used “for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”
The ban was announced just two days after Twitter deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari that was widely perceived as offensive. In the tweet, Buhari threatened citizens in the southeast region following attacks on public property.
“The new global reality is that digital platforms and their operators wield enormous influence over the fabric of our society, social interaction and economic choices. These platforms can be used as either a tool or a weapon,” the government said in its Wednesday statement.
“Therefore, our action is a deliberate attempt to recalibrate our relationship with Twitter to achieve the maximum mutual benefits for our nation without jeopardizing the justified interests of the Company. Our engagement has been very respectful, cordial, and successful,” it said.
The government added that its decision to lift the suspension “opens a new chapter in global digital diplomacy” and “sets a new operational template for Twitter to come back stronger for the benefit of Nigerians.”
CNN has reached out to Twitter for its response to Nigeria’s announcement.
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