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Caster Semenya Wins Gold and Breaks 1500m Record at the Commonwealth Games

The South African powerhouse athlete continues to make a statement in track and field.

Caster Semenya is unstoppable and we can't help but be proud.


The South African athlete obliterated the women's 1500m record at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, snatching the gold medal at 4:00.71.

Semenya coasted comfortably during the race and made her move with 300m left, The Guardian reports. She overtook Kenyan athlete Beatrice Chepkoech, who finished second. Wales' Melissa Courtney came in third place.

South Africa has garnered 21 medals so far at the Games—revisit Akani Simbine's recent win Monday night.

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10 African Films That Deal With Protest Culture & History

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression, and this has been represented significantly in cinema.

Around the world, Nigerians in the diaspora have picked up the mantle of protesting peacefully against police brutality and violence. These gatherings are a direct extension of the nationwide protests that were brought to a tragic halt in Lagos after soldiers of the Nigerian army fired guns at peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate venue.

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression and this has been represented significantly in cinema. This list, while not an exhaustive one, attempts to contextualize this rich cinematic history, tracing the complex and diverse ways that protest culture have been reflected in African film. From influential classics that are now considered required viewing to fascinating portraits of individual resistance, these films are proof that the struggle continues, regardless.

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The 6 Best East African Songs of the Month (October)

Featuring Nadia Mukami, Zuchu x Joeboy, John Blaq and more.

October featured an array of incredible releases from East Africa's pop royalty as well as promising newbies.

Follow our East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

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AKA Releases New Single 'Casino' Featuring Sho Madjozi and Flvme

Listen to AKA's new single 'Casino' featuring Sho Madjozi and Flvme.

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#EndSARS: Martin Luther King III Appeals to Nigerian Government Amidst Ongoing Protests

Martin Luther King III has appealed to the Nigerian government to respect the rights of #EndSARS protestors in the nation's enduring calls to end police brutality.