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Yasiin Bey Confirms His Retirement in a Live Stream From Cape Town

Yasiin Bey went on Facebook live today to announce his retirement in a feed from Cape Town.

Yasiin Bey went on Facebook live today to confirm his retirement in a feed from Cape Town.


"I'm retiring for real this year. This week was the 17th anniversary of Black On Both Sides being released," he says. "I'm grateful to have had the career that I've been able to enjoy, as I say to many people... my brother and sisters, thank you for spending your money and more importantly your time."

Yasiin also mentions that he has to cancel his upcoming European shows. But, although he can't make it over there, he has a solution: he'll be live streaming his concert for all paying ticket holders live from Cape Town.

In the live stream, Yasiin also mentioned that he'd be performing new material that he hasn't performed anywhere else live and will be taking seven requests every night.

He also mentions he has "one or two" films that he'll be in due to prior commitments.

"Apart from that, I'm moving on to other things. Still being creative. Definitely fashion, textiles and just art. Whatever I can create that's beautiful and useful," he says.

He also shouts out Jay Z and vows to give TIDAL exclusives on his new music. Then goes on to shout out friends and legends like Madlib, Tribe, Living Colour, Kanye West, and many many more.

"This is my retirement party year."

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Vinegar Pap Smear Saving Women’s Lives In Malawi

This simple diagnostic test is giving hope to thousands of women in Malawi.

They say necessity is the mother of invention and in Malawi, the need for inexpensive Pap smears has resulted in a cost-effective and ingenious solution. Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) is the only form of cervical cancer screening affordable to most underprivileged women in Malawi, according to reports.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) "19 of the top 20 countries with the highest cervical cancer burden were in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018." Eswatini had the highest incidences followed by Malawi.

The VIA is a simple diagnostic test that can be used to screen cervical cancer, as an alternative to Pap smear cytology, in low-resource countries," according to the Role of VIA in cervical cancer screening in low-resource countries - PubMed (nih.gov) study.

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