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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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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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