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Audio: E.L. 'Something ELse'


The folk at Akwaaba Music come through with a heavy double-album from Ghanaian pidgin rapper E.L., who was featured on azonto's banner anthem "U Go Kill Me." Something ELse offers 25 tracks (!) of azonto footstompers featuring cameos from dudes like D'onaeo, M.anifest and Sarkodie. Stream the entire album below and cop it on iTunes or Bandcamp, produced by BBnZ Live. This is crazy chale!

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Senegal Denies Release of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The Senegalese judicial government has refused to release Chad's imprisoned ex-president Hissène Habré on the alleged basis of his health concerns.

The Senegalese judiciary has refused former Chad president Hissène Habré's request to be released from prison. Habré faces life imprisonment for crimes against humanity including rape, kidnapping, slavery and executions. The decision by the Senegalese judiciary comes after the 79-year-old former statesman's lawyers reportedly filed for his release on the basis of health concerns.

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