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A Report That Claimed Rihanna Donated $2 Million to Sierra Leone Is Fake News

A false report surfaced over the weekend, claiming that the singer donated $2 million towards relief efforts in Sierra Leone.

It's no secret that Rihanna has been involved in extensive philanthropic work in recent months—a few weeks ago, the singer donated bikes to Malawian schoolgirls through her Clara Lionel Foundation.

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Arts + Culture

First Listen: Chief Boima on Kondi Band's New Album, 'Salone'

We catch up with one of our favorite DJs and talk about his new project with Sierra Leonean thumb piano player Sorie Kondi.

DIASPORA - Kondi Band is a music group formed by Sierra Leonean kondi (a Sierra Leonean version of the thumb piano) virtuoso,  Sorie Kondi, and Rio de Janeiro-based American/ Sierra-Leonean DJ Chief Boima.

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The Stories You Need to Know: Ethiopia's Internet Shutdown, Malian Sisters Have Their Eyes On the Grand Slam and More

From Ethiopia's internet shutdown to two Malian sisters hoping to take the tennis world by storm. Here are the stories you need to know.

ETHIOPIA—The Ethiopian government has come up with an extreme strategy to prevent their students from cheating on the national grade 10 exam, they've shut down the entire country’s internet for 12 hours. Much to public outrage, this is the third time in a year that the government has resorted to this drastic measure. Read the full story, here.

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