K'naan Vs. Mitt Romney

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been using K'naan's global hit "Wavin' Flag" (above) throughout his campaign tour, seemingly in honor of the ol' red white and blue. The incidence prompted K'naan to release a statement yesterday saying:

"I have not been asked for permission by Mitt Romney's campaign for the use of my song. If I had been asked, I would certainly not have granted it. I would happily grant the Obama campaign use of my song without prejudice."

Romney's camp claim the song was used through the campaign's regular blanket license but, out of respect for K'Naan's statement, won't be used again. Chapter closed. Still not as bad as Ronald Reagan's complete misinterpretation of Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A."

Below, watch Jon Stewart's breakdown of the staggering (nauseating) wealth of Mitt Romney. Clue: he paid $6 million in taxes last year.

Photo by AMOS GUMULIRA / AFP) (Photo by AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP via Getty Images

Malawians Head Back to Voting Polls in Historic Re-election

Malawians will be casting their votes yet again after the country's Constitutional Court ruled that the May elections of 2019 had been rigged.

Malawians are casting their votes today after the Constitutional Court annulled the results of the May, 2019 elections due to rigging, Aljazeera reports. Judges made the ruling based on evidence presented to them which included tally sheets which had been tampered with using correctional fluid. Malawi is the second African country after Kenya to ever annul a presidential election over irregularities.
Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox


Interview: Sha Sha Emerges From Featured Artist to Take Centre Stage

South African/Zimbabwean artist Sha Sha chats to OkayAfrica about leveraging features to carve out a solo career.