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The Stories You Need To Know: 15% Salary Cuts For Kenyan MPs, 4 Lions On The Loose In South Africa, And More

Kenyan MPs are among the most paid lawmakers in the world, at $7200 per month.

KENYA–Kenyan MPs are among the most paid lawmakers in the world, at $7200 per month. After the country’s August 8 elections, however, that amount will be adjusted by 15%. This was a decision made by the country’s Salaries and Remuneration Commission, which is part of a plan to reduce Kenya’s public sector wages by 35%. Read the full story here.

UGANDA–Popular artist Bobi Wine, real name Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, who recently got elected as MP, will be sworn in at Parliament today (Tuesday). Read the full story here.

SOUTH AFRICAN– Actress and model Nomzamo Mbatha is nominated for an African Pride Award, in the Outstanding Achievement in Film category, alongside Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Madina Nalwanga (Queen of Katwe), among others. View the full list of nominees here.

SOUTH AFRICA–Four lions which escaped from Kruger National Park on Sunday are still on the loose. They were last seen in the village of Matsulu in the Mpumalanga province where Kruger National Park is situated. Read the full statement by South African National Parks here.


The 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Burna Boy, Shatta Wale, The Big Hash, Buju, Emtee, Bosom P-Yung 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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