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CNN On Zambia's 'Rebellious' Youth Cultures

CNN's series 'Inside Africa' looks at the growing skateboarding and tattoo scenes in Zambia, but the video is almost as condescending as it is informative.


If we're being completely honest, this video is getting posted at least a little bit for the lols. CNN's 'Inside Africa' series has most recently done a profile piece looking at the emerging rebellious youth cultures in Zambia, including skateboarding and tattooing. Let's be clear — the subjects of the video are absolutely not what we think is funny — it's really awesome to see growing subcultures in Zambia get some shine. It's just that host Errol Burnett's incredulous interview style about very simple matters — "so the needle is essentially stabbing his skin?" — makes the whole thing feel ridiculous. We're all for explorations of culture and the challenging of traditional values, and if you're too, this video is definitely worth the short watch. Just don't get too put-off by the host's feigned surprise at every turn, the terrible tattoos (no hate, just sayin'), or the Rick Ross tee hanging in the background of the tattoo parlor. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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Senegal Protests Result in First Confirmed Death

Several reports have confirmed that one protestor has been killed in demonstrations taking place in Senegal following opposition leader Ousmane Sonko's recent arrest.

At least one protester has been killed in the ongoing anti-government protests in Senegal, according to several reports. The protestor was killed during clashes with the police in Bignona, southern Casamance region, although the cause of death is still allegedly unknown and under investigation. The protests, which now enter into the third day today, are in response to the arrest of opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested for reportedly disturbing public order and participating in an unauthorised demonstration. His arrest comes ahead of a scheduled appearance at a Dakar court on a charge of rape.

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