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Tracka De Day: Charlotte Dada Covers The Beatles' "Don't Let Me Down" (1971)

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Charlotte Dada, Ghana's "Girl with the Golden Voice",  pleads for everlasting love in her rendition of The Beatles' "Don't Let Me Down."As (some of our) summer flings come to an end, many of you may need Dada's soothing voice to cope with your dashed illusions of everlasting first loves. Or, her sweet sentiments about the matter might just make the pain worse. For those masochistic enough to listen, when this music hits, you may just feel some pain.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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