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The Stories You Need To Know: 5 Million New Voters For Kenyan Elections, SA Neighbors Ban Poultry Imports, And More

The Kenyan electoral commission announced that there were 5 million new voters registered for the upcoming presidential elections.

KENYA–On Tuesday, the Kenyan electoral commission announced that there were five million new voters registered for the upcoming presidential elections which will take place in August. Read the full story here.


ZIMBABWE–Ex-freedom fighters have lauded Minister of War Veterans Tshinga Dube for openly telling President Robert Mugabe to name his successor. Read the full story here.

SOUTH AFRICA–Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and Zambia have banned poultry imports from South Africa, following an outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian influenza. Read the full story here.

NIGERIA–Authorities in north-eastern Nigeria have begun digging a 27km (17 mile) trench around the University of Maiduguri to prevent attacks by Boko Haram Islamist militants. Read the full story here.

 

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The 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Burna Boy, Shatta Wale, The Big Hash, Buju, Emtee, Bosom P-Yung and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases 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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