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Okayafrica TV: Nneka Speaks Out About #OccupyNigeria

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We met with Nigerian songstress Nneka on a sunny rooftop in midtown Manhattan yesterday where she joined other Naija superstars in speaking out about #OccupyNigeria. The recent removal of fuel subsidies by Goodluck Jonathan's government sent gas prices through the roof at the start of this year. Nigerians immediately took to the streets to protest the government's actions. Under pressure from the people, Jonathan has since lowered prices but the issue speaks to a broader discontent with a corrupt government. Nneka tells us that this is an awakening of the people she "feels positive" about. Nneka's Soul Is Heavy LP is out Feb 28 in the U.S. via Decon Records.

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Zimbabwean Chief Demands Exhumation of Former President Robert Mugabe

Chief Zvimba has officially ordered former Zimbabwean First Lady, Grace Mugabe, to have the body of the late Robert Mugabe exhumed and reburied in accordance with the traditions of his culture.

According to several local media reports, a Zimbabwean chief has ordered Zimbabwe's former First Lady, Grace Mugabe, to have the late President Robert Mugabe exhumed. Chief Zvimba, of Zvimba District in the Mashonaland West province, has officially summoned G. Mugabe to appear at the village court at Gonzo Guzha Hall, Murombedzi Growth Point, on charges of wrongful burial next week Thursday. The call for exhumation comes after R. Mugabe's death in September of 2019 following his resignation amid the "coup-not-coup" of 2017. At the time of his death, there was already much debate about where he would be finally laid to rest.
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