Young Fathers 'Mr. Martyr'

African hip-hop from Young Fathers in their new single "Mr. Martyr"

"Mr. Martyr" is the latest single off Young Fathers' upcoming TAPE TWO. On this follow-up to lead track "I Heard" the Scottish/Nigerian/Liberian trio make their inner demons a recipe for epic. Mind-running percussion and a gut-located soul turn YF's latest into a spell for possessed ears. Stream "Mr. Martyr" below and  pre-order TAPE TWO, out June 11th via Anticon. For more from YF check out their Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape they recently made for us.

News Brief
(Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox


Nigerian Government Barred From Prosecuting Twitter Users

The Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States has ordered the Nigerian government to refrain from prosecuting Twitter users, while it considers the case brought to it by civil society organisations and journalists.