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The Stories You Need To Know: The US Wants A Working Relationship with Zimbabwe, Lesotho Election Results, #CapeStorm Claims Eight Lives, Burundi’s Fuel Shortage

The US wants a working relationship with Zimbabwe, Lesotho election results, and other stories from the continent.

Kenya – A couple from New Jersey face 10 and 20 years sentences each after they brought a Kenyan woman to the States and exploited her for domestic labor in their home. Read the full story here.


Zimbabwe – US President Donald Trump’s administration is urging Zimbabwe to make political and economic adjustments to enable a “robust working relationship between Washington and Harare.” Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of African Affairs at the US department, Carol O’Connell, said that during her visit to Zimbabwe. Read the full story here.

Lesotho – Former Prime Minister of Lesotho Thomas Thabane's ABC party won over Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili's party in the recent election. The ABC now needs to form a coalition in order to govern. Read the full story here.

South Africa – The destructive storm that hit Cape Town on Wednesday has left at least eight people dead. Read the full story here.

Burundi – The country’s fuel shortage crisis isn’t going anywhere. The shortage has forced the government to introduce rationing of fuel. As a result, food prices have risen, and more than 400 000 citizens have fled the country to the central African region. Read the full story here.

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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