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The Stories You Need To Know: AfriForum Lays Racism Charges Against Social Media Users, Ugandan Musician Wins By-Election

Afrikaner rights organization AfriForum will lay charges against 100 social media users for racism, hate speech, and incitement to murder and rape.

SOUTH AFRICA–Afrikaner rights organization AfriForum will lay charges against 100 social media users for racism, hate speech, and incitement to murder and rape. Most of the users on the organization’s list are prevalently black, but Deputy CEO Ernst Roets says that not all of them are black. “As far as we can determine, there's at least one person who is white,” he told the HuffPost South Africa. Read the full story here and here.


UGANDA–Ugandan musician Bobi Wine is now the MP of Kayondo East in central Uganda, after he won the by-election with a whooping 78% vote. Read the full story here.

ZIMBABWE–Nkosana Moyo, former government minister and one time vice-president of the African Development Bank, has announced that he will be running for president in the 2018 elections. He will be leading his party the Alliance of the People’s Agenda. Read the full story here.

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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