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The Stories You Need To Know: Zimbabwe Calls For End To Sanctions, A Notorious Storm Hits Cape Town, Ivory Coast International Player Dies

Zimbabwe's calls for end to sanctions, and other stories from the continent.

ZIMBABWE–President Robert Mugabe called for sanctions against the country to end while speaking at the UN oceans summit on Monday. “The effects of climate change are not discriminatory, so please down with your sanctions,” he said. Read the full story here.


SOUTH AFRICA–A notorious storm has led to the destruction of homes in Cape Town. Power cables have fallen in some areas and trees uprooted. Read the full story here.

SWAZILAND–There’s a huge influx of Asian nationals in Swaziland. There has been a committee tasked with investigating the issue. Former MD of the local bank Swaziland Building Society, Joseph Ndlangamandla, who is part of the committee, believes the solution is to expel all Asians and other foreigners from the kingdom. Read the full story here.

IVORY COAST–Former New Castle United player Cheick Tiote, who had just moved to Beijing in February, is dead at 30. He is reported to have collapsed during training on Tuesday. Read the full story here.

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Watch Focalistic & Vigro Deep’s New Music Video For ‘Ke Star’

The 'Lockdown Level 1 anthem' has come to life through fire visuals.

South African artist Focalistic has released a music video to accompany his hit single, "Ke Star" featuring Vigro Deep.

The rising artist continues solidifying his place with his effortless skill of blending his hip-hop roots with a love for amapiano.

South Africans certainly loved it enough to let it into their homes. Social media users quickly began sharing videos of themselves dancing away their lockdown woes to "Ke Star," helping share the track all over the world.

Directed by Steezus in Focalistic's childhood stomping ground, Ga-Rankuwa, Zone 2, the artist mentions: "The video was to try to explain the song in its fullest form and more importantly tell a genuine South African story. We're pushing a movement and there has to be visual representation." He certainly is representing the nation with pride.


Watch the music video for "Ke Star" here.


Focalistic Ke Star (Official Music Video) ft Vigro Deep www.youtube.com

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