Happy Birthday Sierra Leone! May your future be bright and peaceful, and may your tumba's dance to the righteous sounds of all the musicians of Sierra Leone, including our favorites, Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, who will be rockin' your National Stadium tonight like a shuttle to Mars. Congrats Mama Salone, we miss you!

Big up to our friends the Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars and their Positive Revolution (#positiverevolution), and Bubu King Janka Nabay!

And for a taste of what's to come tonight:

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South Africa's Latest Xenophobic Attacks Target Somali Nationals

The latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa have already left 13 Somali nationals dead in Khayelitsha this past Saturday.

At least 24 Somali nationals have reportedly been killed since January of this year according to the Somali Community Board of South Africa (SCBSA). The deaths have been a result of xenophobic violence specifically targeting Somali business owners situated in various townships across South Africa. This past Saturday alone, 13 Somali nationals were reportedly killed in Site B of Khayelitsha, Western Cape province.
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