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Environmental activists hold-up banners as they protest against climate change in Nairobi on September 20, 2019. (Photo by SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Youth Across Africa Turn Out to Protest Climate Change

Thousands of students across Africa took to the streets to demand action on climate change

Today, students across the African continent acted in solidarity with peers around the globe by leaving classrooms in a form of protest for Global Climate Change Day. Protests and marches were seen numbering in the thousands in capital cities of South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda while hundreds were also seen in rural areas and towns all across Africa.


According to The Washington Post, young people from over 150 countries have taken to the streets to voice their concern and prompt world leaders to take stronger stances on climate change policies. The protests come just before world leaders are scheduled to meet at the United Nations for a climate-summit on Monday.

Here are a few of the #ClimateStrike protests from around the continent.

Kenya:


Senegal:


Nigeria:


South Africa:



Burundi:

Uganda:


Ghana:


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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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