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Laura Mvula, Michael Kiwanuka, Rodriguez & More At Glastonbury 2013

African music at Glastonbury Festival 2013.


*photo via the BBC

This year's Glastonbury featured an impressive array of Okayafricans, with Laura Mvula, Michael Kiwanuka, Malians Fatoumata Diawara, Bassekou Kouyate, Rokia Traoré, South Sudanese rapper Emmanuel Jal, , FOKN Bois, the legendary Rodriguez all hitting the stage. We compiled some of our favorite videos from the week. We're especially goose bumping from this acoustic footage of Fatoumata Diawara playing "Sowa" for the BBC. Keep an eye on this space for more videos as they drop!

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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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