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Audio: Spoek Mathambo 'Let Them Talk'


Spoek Mathambo takes a bit of a left-turn with "Let Them Talk." Unlike previous joints off Father Creeper, the track explores janky-guitar riffs and post-punk tendencies with vocal aid from Yolanda. Stick through to the end where Spoek revisits his verse off — track of the year — "Ask For (Africa Remix)." Father Creeper is out March 13 via Sub Pop.

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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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