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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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Burna Boy's 'African Giant' Album Certified Silver in the UK

Over a year after its release, Burna Boy's 'African Giant' album continues to receive the international recognition it deserves.

Burna Boy continues to reach new heights with his Grammy-nominated album African GiantAfrican Giant. Released last year, the album has recently been certified silver in the UK after selling the equivalent of 60 000 copies. The news comes after the Nigerian superstar's "Be Honest" collaboration featuring Jorja Smith was certified platinum in France in addition to "On the Low" having been certified gold earlier this year.
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