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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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The 6 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Wavy the Creator x WurlD, Epoque, Tems, Silverstone Barz, Kofi Jamar, Olamide x Jaywillz 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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