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You Need to Hear Amaal's 'Not What I Thought'

A gem of a release by this rising artist from the white pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Amaal is a Somali-Canadian singer whose latest offering, "Not What I Thought," has us entranced.

In her new single, the Toronto-based songwriter pairs hazy R&B soundscapes with melancholic lyrics about a relationship that's come to an end.

It's a captivating song that's only improved by its Sean Brown-directed music video, which follows Amaal to the foggy beaches, waterfalls and green landscapes of Iceland.

Both the track and video are a gem of a release by this rising artist from the white pearl of the Indian Ocean, as her bio describes (as Mogadishu was known prior to the civil war).

Check out the music video for "Not What I Thought" below. You can stream & purchase the song here.


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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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