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The Death Toll has Risen for the Migrant Boats Which Sank in Djibouti

It has been reported that the death toll has now risen to 28 people.

On Tuesday, according to Aljazeera, two boats that were carrying migrants capsized under the force of heavy waves, off the coast of the African country Djibouti. At the time, it was determined that 5 people had lost their lives whilst 130 others were declared missing. It is unclear where exactly the two ships were headed.


The death toll for the two ships that were carrying migrants has now risen to 28 people.

Lalini Veerassamy, the International Organization for Migration, commented saying: "Twenty-three bodies were recovered this morning and the coast guard continues (its) search."

Whilst it remains unclear where exactly the two ships were going, there is legitimate speculation that they were headed to Europe. The sinking of the two boats comes amid what has been dubbed a 'Mediterranean crisis' where Africans from countries such as Libya, Sudan or Ethiopia, all facing horrific humanitarian crises such as war and famine, attempt to flee to mainland Europe in search of refuge and better opportunities.

In recent times, Djibouti, the tiny African country located on what is known as the Horn of Africa, has become the transit point for Africans fleeing the war-torn Yemen as well as Ethiopia and Somalia.





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Kenyan Court Interdicts President Uhuru Kenyatta's Move To Change The Constitution

President Uhuru Kenyatta has reportedly been blocked from altering Kenya's Constitution as his second five year term nears an end. The attempt has been viewed as a power move to stagger Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 presidential plans.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been halted from enacting a complete overturn of the country's constitution. Deemed an unconstitutional move, the High Court of Kenya reportedly blocked the President this past Thursday in parliament, during a gathering where the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) review took place. The referendum proposes the largest government structural changes since Kenya adopted a new constitution in 2010. Kenyatta reportedly bypassed the provision reserved for the inclusion of citizens in the decision to pass BBI as official law, making the process illegitimate.

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Blxckie and Nasty C Prove Durban Really Got The Juice in New Single “Ye x4”

Blxckie and Nasty C trade uppish raps in new collaborative banger "Ye x4".

"Ye x4", the most anticipated song in Blxckie's upcoming album B4 Now, is now available for streaming. The emerging emcee drops lofty bars, alongside fellow Durban rhyme spitter Nasty C, over a banging beat consisting of whizzing synths drenched in reverb and anchored by a deep bassline.

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Small South African Businesses Set To Benefit From Import Ban

The South African government has announced its plans to halt certain imports in order to support products from small business enterprises.

The South African government plans to block certain imports to the country. The move to support the success of locally produced goods was officially confirmed by the Minister of Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni. Ntshavheni pointed out that the international trade of specific goods needed to be regulated in order for South Africa's small businesses to succeed.

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Elaine's New Single Is Simply Stellar

Multiplatinum South African R&B artist Elaine has premiered the smooth and sensual all-female ensemble music video for her new single 'Right Now'.