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    1st Female Prez for African Nation

    The Central African Republic names Catherine Samba-Panza as their new leader.

    While the Central African Republic is struggling through a sectarian civil war, the National Assembly has chosen Catherine Samba-Panza, 58, to be the interim president. She is the first woman to ever lead the country. She beat seven other candidates, including the sons of two former presidents. “Our country is at the brink of implosion,” Samba-Panza said. “More than ever, the country needs someone who can bring it together.”

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    Uganda To Ban Miniskirts

    Along with music videos by Beyonce and Madonna.

    Kampala, say goodbye to short shorts. A new anti-pornography bill proposed by the Ugandan government would outlaw clothing that exposes “intimate parts” in public, along with a broad range of media materials—including televised concerts and music videos by the likes of Beyoncé and Madonna. “Television should not broadcast a sexy person,” the country’s ethics and integrity minister, Simon Lokodo, told South Africa’s Mail & Guardian. Lokodo, a former priest, vowed that the government would even be monitoring the Internet “so we know who has watched which website and we know who has watched pornographic material.”