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Video: Marksmen's Space Age Raps + EP Download

Watch a clip from African hip hop futurists Marksmen and download their free EP.


Eastern Cape, SA emcees Hishaam and Chalk are set loose over a Swedish-made beat from producer Definition Baroque in "Space Suits," the lead track off the three artists' joint moniker Marksmen. The clip pairs hazy visuals with recycled footage of rocket launches and lunar travel to match Marksmen's seamless space-age raps. Watch the video below and download Marksmen EP for free.

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Pregnant Tanzanian Girls Now Have Hope Of An Education

In the past, Tanzania's pregnant girls of school-going age were banned from accessing an education. However, things are about to change!

If a young girl of school-going age happened to fall pregnant in Tanzania, it usually spelled the end of her schooling career — and the death of any prospects she may have had for a bright future. In Tanzania currently, an estimated 5 500 girls are forced to leave school each year due to pregnancy, according to the World Bank.

The Tanzanian government has announced a new programme aimed at addressing the plight of young girls who have been impacted by this discriminatory ban. Tanzania's Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Leonard Akwilapo said young girls will now be offered an opportunity to further their schooling at alternative colleges.

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