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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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Somali Activist Ilwad Elman Wins Prestigious 2020 German Africa Prize

Somali activist Ilwad Elman is this year's winner of the German Africa Prize for her humanitarian work in rehabilitating child soldiers and sexual violence survivors.

Somali peace activist Ilwad Elman has reportedly won the coveted 2020 German Africa Prize for her continued humanitarian work in her homeland. According to DW, Elman received the award in person from German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas last night. Elman has received the award for her work with child soldiers and survivors of sexual violence in Somalia. The news comes as a welcomed reprieve for those in the African diaspora for whom Elman has been an advocate since the age of 17. The young peace and justice advocate took to Twitter to share the news.

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