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Alsarah and the Nubatones Destroy this Tiny Desk Concert

Alsarah and the Nubatones bring their East African retro-pop to NPR and create something magical in the process.

Alsarah and the Nubatones are one of our favorite groups here at Okayafrica. Their blend of retro East African sounds, live instrumentations and cool attitude are unlike any other group out there. No surprise then that their appearance on NPR's Tiny Desk video series is one of the best in recent memory.


Check out the video below then read Alsarah's Ten Things I Love About Sudan—#10 is Nuba Wrestling—and hear Alsarah discuss identity and art as part of our roundtable of new school Sudanese artists alongside Sinkane, Oddissee and Mo Kheir.

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Bobi Wine and His Wife Released from House Arrest

Ugandan politician Bobi Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi have been released from a near two-week military house arrest following a recent ruling from a Ugandan court.

Bobi Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi have reportedly been released from house arrest after the military surrounded their residence almost two weeks ago, Al Jazeera reports. The house arrest began shortly after the highly contested national elections of January 14th which saw the 76-year-old Yoweri Museveni winning a sixth term as president of the country. However, a Ugandan court recently found the opposition figure's house arrest to be "unlawful" which subsequently led to the withdrawal of security forces from his residence, according to The Africa Report.
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