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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 5 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Fireboy DML, Juls, Adekunle Gold 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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