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Zimbabwe Will Hold Its First Post-Mugabe Elections on July 30

This will be the first time Robert Mugabe's name will not be on the ballot.

Zimbabwe will hold its first elections since the ousting of Robert Mugabe on July 30, CNN reports.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa made the announcement on Twitter, saying the national elections "will be free, fair and transparent, and the voice of the people will be heard."


"I call on all candidates to campaign peacefully and focus on the issues that really matter," he continues. "What unites us as Zimbabweans is far greater than anything that could ever divide us. I look forward to engaging with my fellow citizens on the campaign trail."


CNN reports concerns that Mnangagwa, who's been Zimbabwe's interim leader since November, could delay the vote to extend his stay in power.

This election will be the first time since the country gained independence that Mugabe's name will not be on the ballot.

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Crayon & Rema Share the Visuals For 'Too Correct'

The two Mavin Records artists drop a striking new music video for the catchy single off Twelve A.M.

Nigeria's Crayon has released the visuals for his hit single "Too Correct" featuring Rema. The single comes off Crayon's critically-acclaimed Twelve A.M EP.

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Stonebwoy And Vic Mensa Collaborate on New Single 'Blessing'

The Grammy-nominated Stonebwoy has dropped the single and visuals for "Blessing" featuring Vic Mensa.

Afro-dancehall extraordinaire Stonebwoy has teamed up with activist rapper Vic Mensa for his latest single "Blessing," which is accompanied by phenomenal visuals. The track promises to be a 2021 anthem.

Stonebwoy explains that he wanted the track to motivate fans to continue striving for more. He had this to say about the inspiration behind the creation of "Blessing":

"Our thoughts manifest into our reality and often we sit and expect to be blessed without any carnal input. This song speaks about the things I'll do this year which are very relatable to everyone one. I hope the song motivates those aspiring to achieve these blessings."

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YouTube Shuts Down Homophobic Nigerian Megachurch Channel

A YouTube channel belonging to Nigerian pastor T.B. Joshua's megachurch has reportedly been taken down for slapping gay church members as a form of "gay curing" therapy.

Prominent Nigerian pastor T.B. Joshua's church channel has reportedly been deactivated by YouTube. This, after UK-based organisation OpenDemocracy sent complaints to YouTube two weeks ago. Joshua's Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) YouTube channel allegedly housed several gay conversation videos, one of which showed the pastor violently slapping a gay member as a form of exorcism to drive out "unclean spirits".

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