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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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Kenyan Court Interdicts President Uhuru Kenyatta's Move To Change The Constitution

President Uhuru Kenyatta has reportedly been blocked from altering Kenya's Constitution as his second five year term nears an end. The attempt has been viewed as a power move to stagger Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 presidential plans.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been halted from enacting a complete overturn of the country's constitution. Deemed an unconstitutional move, the High Court of Kenya reportedly blocked the President this past Thursday in parliament, during a gathering where the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) review took place. The referendum proposes the largest government structural changes since Kenya adopted a new constitution in 2010. Kenyatta reportedly bypassed the provision reserved for the inclusion of citizens in the decision to pass BBI as official law, making the process illegitimate.

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Blxckie and Nasty C Prove Durban Really Got The Juice in New Single “Ye x4”

Blxckie and Nasty C trade uppish raps in new collaborative banger "Ye x4".

"Ye x4", the most anticipated song in Blxckie's upcoming album B4 Now, is now available for streaming. The emerging emcee drops lofty bars, alongside fellow Durban rhyme spitter Nasty C, over a banging beat consisting of whizzing synths drenched in reverb and anchored by a deep bassline.

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Small South African Businesses Set To Benefit From Import Ban

The South African government has announced its plans to halt certain imports in order to support products from small business enterprises.

The South African government plans to block certain imports to the country. The move to support the success of locally produced goods was officially confirmed by the Minister of Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni. Ntshavheni pointed out that the international trade of specific goods needed to be regulated in order for South Africa's small businesses to succeed.

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Elaine's New Single Is Simply Stellar

Multiplatinum South African R&B artist Elaine has premiered the smooth and sensual all-female ensemble music video for her new single 'Right Now'.