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The Stories You Need To Know: The Effects Of Xenophobia On South African Universities, Egypt’s Inflation Falls, And More

United States President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement on climate change and more stories from the continent.

SOUTH AFRICA–Fewer African students are enrolling in South African universities due to the country’s highly publicized xenophobia. Visa delays also contribute to the factor. Read the full report here.


EGYPT–The country’s deflation rate fell to 29.7% in May from 31.5% in April. This was the first time in seven months since the country’s currency was devalued. Read the full story here.

KENYA–A Kenyan judge who freed a man convicted of defiling a minor has attracted the international spotlight. This was after he ruled that the child in question “appeared to want to have sex” with the defendant. Read the full story here.

DIASPORA–United States President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Read the full story here for the effects and implications of this move.

SOUTH AFRICA–South African banks and businesses have donated millions to the people of Knysna, a small town in the Western Cape that has been affected by fires in the past two days. Read the full story here.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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