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The Stories You Need To Know: Kenya’s Expensive Elections, South African President’s Critic Facing Death Threats, And More

Key stories from around the continent.

SOUTH AFRICA–Politician Makhosi Khoza, who has called for President Jacob Zuma to step down in a few instances, will receive police protection. This is because she has revealed to have received death threats. Read the full story here, and view the messages which she posted on her Facebook page.


ZIMBABWE–The Zimbabwean government has proposed a minimum of 60 years in prison for people convicted of raping minors and the disabled, and 40 years for all other rape cases and sodomy. Read the full story here.

KENYA–The country’s August 8 election is set to be one of the most expensive the continent has ever seen, with an estimated $1 billion in aggregate spend. Read the full story here.

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

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Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music 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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