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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