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Akon Previews New Five-Part Album 'Stadium,' Featuring Collaborations With D'banj & Stephen Marley

Stream tracks from Akon's upcoming five-part album 'Stadium,' featuring D'banj and Stephen Marley.


Akon recently announced that he'll be releasing the five-part concept album Stadium this year. The project, which will be the Senegalese/American singer's first official album in seven years, will span five different installments that are each based on a particular genre and sound — Stadium: Euro, Stadium: Pop, Stadium: Urban, Stadium: World, and Stadium: Island. Akon's sharing previews of tracks from each Stadium installment over at his website right now, including "Feeling A Nikka" alongside Nigerian pop star D'banj and the dub-laced "Just A Man" with Stephen Marley. Stream the five singles from the concept album over at Akon's site. Watch Okayafrica TV's recent episode of The Questions with Akon below, in which he talks about Naija pop and his new solar project.

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Deadly Clashes Between Protesters and Police Erupt in Ivory Coast Following President Ouattara’s Decision to Run For Third Term

Ivory Coast President Alssane Ouattara's announcement to run for a third term has seen several citizens killed in clashes between protesters and security forces.

Four civilians have reportedly died in demonstrations that have seen President Alassane Ouattara's supporters clashing with security forces. An 18 year-old reportedly died in a violent demonstration in the southeastern town of Bonoua, 50km from the economic hub, Abidjan.

Demonstrations by youth oppose Ouattara's re-election campaign stating that his presidential bid is unconstitutional. Ivory Coast's Constitution prohibits Outtara's run for president, but he contests that this law was only approved in 2016 in the middle of his second presidential term and therefore is not applicable.

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