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The Stories You Need To Know: Miss South Africa Accused Of Racism, Zambia In A State Of Emergency, And More

Pictures of Miss SA wearing gloves while interacting with black children surfaced online.

SOUTH AFRICA–Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been accused of racism. This was after pictures of her wearing gloves while interacting with black children surfaced.


She has since cleared the air by saying the gloves were for hygiene purposes as she was handing out food. But some South Africans on Twitter just aren’t having it. Watch her explain in the video below.

ZAMBIA-President Edgar Lungu declared a state of emergency after a fire that destroyed Lusaka’s City Market. Tweeps responded as the act has triggered accusations of government authorization. Read the full story here.

LIBYA–Amnesty International has blamed the European Union for the soaring death toll among refugees and migrants in the central Mediterranean. The AI said the EU was turning a blind eye to abuses in Libyan detention centers, and was mostly leaving it up to sea rescue charities to save migrants. Read the full story here.

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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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