The Best African Art In 2014

Okayafrica looks back at the best African art in 2014, featuring work by Wangechi Mutu, Emeka Ogboh, Omar Victor Diop and more.

Kesh Angels, Hassan Hajjaj (Morocco)

Kesh Angels, 2010

The work of Moroccan-born, London-based pop artist Hassan Hajjaj continually delights with its vibrant blend of the traditional and the modern. In Kesh Angels, his NYC exhibition debut that ran at the Taymour Grahne Gallery in 2014, the self-taught photographer captures the vibrant street culture of Morocco and pays tribute to the biker culture of the young women of Marrakesh. For more from Hajjah, see his series of Moroccan biker Barbie dolls.

>>>More Photos: Hassan Hajjaj Photographs Moroccan Biker Women In ‘Kesh Angels’

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Senegal Denies Release of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The Senegalese judicial government has refused to release Chad's imprisoned ex-president Hissène Habré on the alleged basis of his health concerns.

The Senegalese judiciary has refused former Chad president Hissène Habré's request to be released from prison. Habré faces life imprisonment for crimes against humanity including rape, kidnapping, slavery and executions. The decision by the Senegalese judiciary comes after the 79-year-old former statesman's lawyers reportedly filed for his release on the basis of health concerns.

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