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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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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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