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Zuma Has Reportedly Agreed To Resign

The end is near for Zuma.

South African president Jacob Zuma has been refusing to step down as head of state amidst pressure. But this morning, several South African news outlets report that the president has agreed to step down.

According to TimesLIVE, Zuma will resign as soon as a list of preconditions has been finalized. This is part of a deal struck on Tuesday with ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa.

The meeting between Zuma and Ramaphosa took place after the postponement of the state of the nation address, which was due for Thursday.

As a result of this deal, an ANC national executive committee (NEC) meeting scheduled for the following day to force his removal from office was cancelled.

The ANC then released a statement saying it had held "fruitful and constructive discussions" with Zuma.


11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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