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The Stories You Need To Know: Cape Town Dam Levels Rise, Killer Of Somali Minister Gets Death Sentence, And More

After recent rains, Cape Town's storage dam levels rose to 23.1%, an increase of 3.7% and more stories.

SOMALIA–Ahmed Abdullahi Abdi, the soldier who shot and killed Somalia’s youngest-ever cabinet minister, Abas Abdullahi Siraji, has been sentence to death. Read the full story here.


SOUTH AFRICA–Cape Town is going through an extreme drought. After the city’s recent rains, the city's storage dam levels rose to 23.1%, an increase of 3.7%. Read the full story here.

RWANDA–One of the judges involved in the case of Rwandan planning minister who was convicted of involvement in the country’s 1994 genocide, has been released from custody in Turkey. This has led a United Nations court into resuming proceedings of the case. Read the full story here.

TANZANIA–The editor in chief of a Tanzanian newspaper Mawio got suspended last week for linking former presidents Jakaya Kikwete and Benjamin Mkapa to controversial mining contracts. The editor has since faced anonymous threatening phone calls. Read the full story here.

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Femi & Made Kuti, DJ Lag x DJ Tira, Kizz Daniel, Sho Madjozi, James BKS and more.

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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