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Sierra Leonean Thumb Piano Maestro Sorie Kondi x Dutty Artz

Sierra Leonean thumb piano maestro Sorie Kondi is set to have a digital Dutty Artz release on March 5.


Dutty Artz is set for a digital release of Sierra Leonean thumb-piano (kondi) virtuoso Sorie Kondi's Thogolobea — an anticipatory palate-whetter before the upcoming release of a Sorie full-length produced by Chief Boima. Thogolobea serves as the perfect introduction to the self-taught Sorie Kondi, whose extreme hardships have seen him persevere through blindness and the Sierra Leonean Civil War. For more from Sorie take a look at our previous feature on him, plus Chief Boima's remix of his anthem "Without Money No Family." Watch the clip for "Sorie Thogolobea" below and look for Thogolobea dropping March 5 on Dutty Artz.

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Former Burkinabe President Charged with Thomas Sankara's Murder

Justice is on the horizon as Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, is indicted for the 1987 assassination of Thomas Sankara.

Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, has reportedly been indicted by a military court in the country's capital for the 1987 assassination of political revolutionary, Thomas Sankara. Hailed as a national hero, Sankara was assassinated alongside 12 other government officials in a coup led by Compaore before he ascended to power. In 2014, Compaore was forced to resign from his 27-year-long rule and seek exile in the Ivory Coast after continued mass demonstrations. Thirteen other political figures, including former General Gilbert Diendere, have also been indicted with charges including "assassination" and "concealment of corpses".

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