The Stories You Need To Know: South African Jazz Legend Dies, China To Set Up Military Base In Djibouti, And More
South African jazz legend Ray Phiri dies of lung cancer at 70, and other stories from the continent.
So heart breaking: oh bra Ray Phiri 😔🙏🏿 💔 May his soul rest in perfect musical peace! pic.twitter.com/RMo3chJiXR
— IG: @MbuyiseniNdlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) 12 July 2017
— Kaya FM 95.9 (@kayafm95dot9) 12 July 2017
— Bantu Holomisa (@BantuHolomisa) 12 July 2017
Rip to the legend. Thank you for the music. Mr Ray Phiri pic.twitter.com/p64vCaj5Wy
— Abuti Fill Up (@CassperNyovest) 12 July 2017
Rest In Peace to one of South Africa's musical greats, Ntate Ray Phiri. Your music will live on forever🙏💔 pic.twitter.com/7nCTcliXn9
— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) 12 July 2017
"I will always remain in people's hearts, spirits, minds and souls. I will give without being asked to give". Ray Phiri
RIP to a legend pic.twitter.com/clcoyCcx6O
— Lead SA (@lead_sa) 12 July 2017
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DJIBOUTI–China will set up Beijing’s first overseas military base in Djibouti. China says the support base will be used for peacekeeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and West Asia. Read the full story here.
ZIMBABWE–Leader of the official opposition party Movement for Democratic Change Morgan Tsvangirai has called for the whole of southern Africa to protest for electoral reform in Zimbabwe ahead of the 2018 elections. Read the full story here.