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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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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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