In order to keep you updated on what is happening in Africa and around the world, we have compiled a run-down of the top stories that are currently trending on social media.

#StopKillingSomalis: Many people in Kenya are using the #StopKillingSomalis hashtag on Twitter following reports that mass graves have been found in the north-eastern town of Mandera

New Ooni of Ife: Thousands of people have attended the coronation ceremony of the new Ooni of Ife – a revered monarch in south-west Nigeria. Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, 40, was appointed in October to replace Oba Sijuwade, who died in a clinic in London in July at the age of 85.

Nigerian Military: Nigeria’s military reports that it has carried out air strikes against the militant Islamist group Boko Haram “deep inside” the Sambisa forest, destroying at least 11 of its bases.

Grammy: Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift are the top contenders for the 58th annual Grammy Awards, leading a crop of nominees dominated by young hit makers in pop, rap and R&B.

Oscar Pistorius: South Africa’s one-time sports hero Oscar Pistorius is due to appear in court tomorrow for a bail hearing following his conviction for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


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