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Bobi Wine Has Been Released On Bail

A judge has determined that the Ugandan artist, who appeared in court on crutches, poses no flight risk.

After spending weeks in custody, Bobi Wine has been released on bail, along with 12 others accused of treason for allegedly attacking President Museveni's vehicle during a by-election rally.

Gulu High Court Justice Stephen Mubiru ruled, on Monday, that Wine—who was rearrested last Thursday after being freed from military court—did not constitute a flight risk, and could keep his passport.

By-election winner, Kassiano Wadri, who was arrested alongside Wine was also been granted bail on Monday, BBC Africa reports.

A video shared online, shows Wine appearing in court on crutches. The singer was alleged to have been badly beaten by Ugandan military forces.


Wine is expected back in court on August 30 along with 33 others who have been accused.

International support for Wine, who many believe is being unfairly targeted by Ugandan authorities, continues to grow. Last week the like of Angelique Kidjo, Femi Kuti, Chirs Martin, Peter Gabriel, Wole Soyinka and more signed a letter, condemning his imprisonment.

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Malawians Head Back to Voting Polls in Historic Re-election

Malawians will be casting their votes yet again after the country's Constitutional Court ruled that the May elections of 2019 had been rigged.

Malawians are casting their votes today after the Constitutional Court annulled the results of the May, 2019 elections due to rigging, Aljazeera reports. Judges made the ruling based on evidence presented to them which included tally sheets which had been tampered with using correctional fluid. Malawi is the second African country after Kenya to ever annul a presidential election over irregularities.
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Interview: Sha Sha Emerges From Featured Artist to Take Centre Stage

South African/Zimbabwean artist Sha Sha chats to OkayAfrica about leveraging features to carve out a solo career.

Sha Sha, the South African/Zimbabwean vocalist whose voice is so syrupy sweet that you can almost taste it when you hear it, has been working on taking centre stage for most of her career.

She became a household name in South Africa, thanks, in part, to the mainstream radio airplay enjoyed by a string of singles she featured in alongside popular singer Samthing Soweto and amapiano hitmaking producer duo DJ Maphorisa and Kabza de Small.

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Listen to Zlatan's Latest EP 'Road to CDK'

Zlatan finally drops his much-anticipated 'Road to CDK' EP—a five-track project featuring Oberz, Papisnoop and Jamo Pyper.

Nigerian artist Zlatan has recently dropped his much anticipated EP titled Road to CDK (Casanblan Dè Katamatophia). The five-track project features Oberz, Papisnoop and Jamo Pyper. The lead single, of the same title, was the first track to be released in March in the run-up to the release of the EP itself.
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Bisa Butler Summons Black History In Her Quilted Arts to Motivate the Fight for Black Lives

The artist draws on vintage African and African American imagery to create quilted portraiture that is a "celebration and an affirmation of Black life."