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The Stories You Need To Know: South African Jazz Legend Dies, China To Set Up Military Base In Djibouti, And More

South African jazz legend Ray Phiri dies of lung cancer at 70, and other stories from the continent.

SOUTH AFRICA–Jazz legend Ray Phiri has died at 70. The musician was suffering from lung cancer and had been recently admitted to hospital. Read the full story here.


DJIBOUTI–China will set up Beijing’s first overseas military base in Djibouti. China says the support base will be used for peacekeeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and West Asia. Read the full story here.

ZIMBABWE–Leader of the official opposition party Movement for Democratic Change Morgan Tsvangirai has called for the whole of southern Africa to protest for electoral reform in Zimbabwe ahead of the 2018 elections. Read the full story here.

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Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

Boity has released the music video for her latest single 'O18's Finest' which features Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill.

South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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