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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.

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AKA Announces Social Media Break After Fiancée Nelli Tembe's Passing

South African rapper AKA has shared that he will be going on a social media hiatus as he mourns the tragic death of his fiancé Nelli Tembe.

South African super rapper AKA has reached out to the public for the first time since the tragic death of his fiancé Nelli Tembe two weeks ago. Supamega released a public statement stating that he had relinquished his social media accounts to his management team to allow himself time to mourn. The statement comes a week after Anele Tembe, affectionately known as Nelli, was laid to rest.

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