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Kenya Just Scrapped Its Visa Requirements For All African Travelers

All African nationals will receive a visa upon arrival in Kenya, says President Kenyatta.

Kenya is the latest nation to officially scrap visa requirements for African nationals.

President Uhuru Kenyatta made the announcement during his inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, with leaders from Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, Gabon, Uganda, Zambia, Somalia and elsewhere present, reports Pulse.

"For my fellow Africans, the free movement of people on our continent has always been a cornerstone of Pan-African brotherhood and fraternity," said Kenyatta. "Today, I am directing that any African wishing to visit Kenya will be eligible to receive a visa at the port of entry." Adding that the move will help promote social and diplomatic openness between African nations as well as support growth and trade.

"The freer we are to travel and live with one another, the more integrated and appreciative of our diversity, we will become. The political balkanization that risks our mutual security, the negative politics of identity, will recede as our brotherhood expands to embrace more Africans."

According to Pulse, Kenya joins Namibia, Benin, Rwanda, Ghana, Mauritius, Nigeria, Seychelles and more who have all scrapped visa rules in favor of intercontinental travelers.

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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