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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.


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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