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Here Are The Nominees For The 2017 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMAs)

You can now vote for your favorite artists at this year's AFRIMAs.

The list of nominees for the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) is out.

It features names such as Nigeria's Tiwa Savage, South Africa's Hugh Masekela, AKA, Thandiswa Mazwai, Amanda Black, DRC's Fally Ipupa, Morocco's French Montana, and more.

Notable artists who are nominated also include Montess for Best Female Central Africa, Ewube for Best Female Central Africa, Vanessa Mdee (Best Female East Africa), Sally Boss Madam (Best Female Southern Africa), Adekunle Gold (Best Artist in African Contemporary), 2Baba (Best Artist or Group in African Reggae, Ragga & Dancehall).

You can view the full list of nominees here and vote for your favorite artists in some of the categories here.

The AFRIMAs takes place November 10-12.

Vote here now and check out some of our favorite nominees underneath.

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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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