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DC: Africa Gathering in The U.S. Capital


This Friday and Saturday join in the conversation about everything from art and technology, to health and entrepreneurship at the Africa Gathering in Washington, DC. The discussions will be geared toward the changing global perception of Africa that we're always talking about. Speakers at the event include a wide array of Africans and friends of Africa (click here for a full list of speakers):

George Ayittey - Hippos vs Cheetahs

Kambale Musavuli - Free The Congo

Boima Tucker (Chief Boima) - The history of “Othering” Africa through music consumption in the West

Kwezi Magwaza - former Seventeen Magazine (S.Africa) editor

Sosena Solomon - Director of the film Merkato

Mvunganyi M. Jackson - Hosts the radio show “Upfront” in DC and South Africa

Kemdi Ebi - founder of Vote or Quench

Barbara Birungi - founder of a forum for women in technology in Uganda

For more information, click here.

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The 12 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Olamide, Khuli Chana, Kwesi Arthur x Vic Mensa, KiDi, Elaine, Ruger and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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