In South Africa, Gqom music gets everyone moving
08 October 2018 | 11:47 am
Gqom music may have taken the international scene by storm, but in South Africa, where it originated, its image hasn't always been clean. Serena Chaudhry reports.
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Only shrubs grew naturally in the sandy acid soil that farmer Volker Miros chose as a site to test the potential for truffle production in South Africa. After years of trial and error, today Miros is a pioneer of South Africa's budding truffle cultivation industry.
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A majority of justices accused former President Jacob Zuma of "litigious skullduggery" for seeking to get rid of his prison sentence. His imprisonment triggered the worst unrest of South Africa's post-apartheid era.
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Tonight we take a look at the Covid-19 situation in South Africa. The country is about to expand its vaccination campaign. President Cyril Ramaphosa has also eased the restrictions and announced that the government would put in place a standardized vaccination certificate. We also head to Guinea, where Colonel Mamady Doumbouya has been sworn in as the interim President… and to Cameroon as international NGO's try to fight back against a government crackdown.
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