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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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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Tekno x Mafikizolo, Yaw Tog, Muzi, Seyi Shay x Yemi Alade, M.anifest x Juls 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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