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The Stories You Need To Know: Kenyan Uber Drivers To Take Selfies For Safety, Call For The Abolishment Of Border Between South Africa And Lesotho, And More

For both drivers’ and riders’ safety in Kenya, Uber is introducing a new feature to decrease the risks of fraud and theft.

KENYA–For both drivers’ and riders’ safety in Kenya, Uber is introducing a new feature to decrease the risks of fraud and theft. Drivers will be required to take selfies before they accept rides to protect accounts from being compromised. Read the full story here.


LESOTHO–The Free Movement of Basotho is calling for the government to take action and get rid of the border between Lesotho and South Africa. Read the full story here.

ANGOLA–The country is expecting over 3000 national and international observers for its general elections which will take place on August 23. Read the full story here.

ZIMBABWE–Minister of War Veterans Tshinga Dube recently urged President Robert Mugabe to name and groom his successor in-order to put a stop to the factional fights with the Zanu-PF party. The president has since responded: “It’s not my duty to name my successor.” Read the full 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.