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The Stories You Need To Know: South African Prisoners Get Strip Show, Ugandan Musician Arrested, And More

Popular reggae star Bobi Wine has been arrested, for reasons that aren’t clear.

UGANDA–Popular reggae star Bobi Wine has been arrested for reasons that aren’t clear. The artist is independently campaigning for a vacant seat outside Kampala in a by-election that is due to take place on Thursday. Read the full story here.

NIGER–Fifty-two immigrants were found dead in the deserts of central Niger. Immigrants travel through the desert on their way to Libya and cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Read the full story here.

SOUTH AFRICA–Pictures of strippers giving a strip show to prisoners in the maximum prison Sun City surfaced yesterday. The Department Of Correctional Services confirmed that the event was part of Youth Day celebrations. 13 Correctional Services officers now face action for the incident. Read the whole story here.


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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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Sho Madjozi Drops New Upbeat Mixtape 'What A Life'

Sho Madjozi drops her latest mixtape 'What A Life' featuring Manu WorldStar, Dr Thomas Chauke, Makhadzi and many more.