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The Stories You Need To Know: Helen Zille Apologizes For Colonialism Tweets, Resurgence In The Killing Of People With Albinism In Malawi, And More

Western Cape premier and former leader of the opposition party Democratic Alliance finally apologized for her offensive tweets about colonialism.

MALAWI–There’s been a resurgence in the killing of people with albinism. Since 2017, approximately 117 people (both children and adults) have been killed. Nine people have been attacked this year so far. Read the full story here.


KENYA–A seven-storey building collapsed in Kenya leading to several people going missing. The building was evacuated after it developed cracks. Read the full story here.

SOUTH AFRICA–Western Cape premier and former leader of the opposition party Democratic Alliance finally apologized for her offensive tweets about colonialism. Read the whole apology below.

 

SOUTH AFRICA –Former COO of the public broadcaster SABC Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been dismissed for putting the SABC into disrepute and causing irreparable damage. Read the full story here.

Interview
Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

We speak to the renowned afrobeats producer about his joint Love and Happiness EP with King Promise & Ofori Amponsah, and his daughter's inspiration behind the project.

Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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Tanzanian Artist Ommy Dimpoz Releases 'Dede' & Energetic Music Video

Tanzanian artist Ommy Dimpoz has dropped his latest track 'Dede' featuring DJ Tira, Dladla Mshunqisi and Prince Bulo in addition to an energetic music video.