Nanette, Lojay, Pawzz…10 African acts to look out for in 2023

Fireboy DML’s ‘Peru’ went global off the back of a remix featuring Ed Sheeran, Oxlade’s ‘Ku Lo Sa’ became a viral international hit after it was featured on the hugely popular music platform COLORS, and Rema rocked the world with ‘Calm Down’. Already a huge hit across the US and Europe, ‘Calm Down’ took off … Read more

Poland detains suspected Russian spies ‘preparing acts of sabotage’

Poland’s security services say they have detained members of a Russian espionage ring, alleging they were preparing acts of sabotage and had been monitoring railroad routes used for the transport of weapons into Ukraine. Interior Minister Mariusz Kamiński said the Internal Security Agency arrested nine people suspected of spying for Russia. Three were detained Wednesday. … Read more

Germany acts to shrink its massive parliament – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. BERLIN — Germany’s parliament is bulging at the seams — and the coalition government wants to put it on a diet. A new draft law seen by POLITICO would fix the number of lawmakers in the Bundestag at 630 (down from 736), as Pioneer … Read more