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Photographer Chris Saunders' 'Fashion Gangs Of Johannesburg'

Chris Saunders shoots photos of Johannesburg Style Crews for GQ Style South Africa.

South African photographer and filmmaker Chris Saunders, who made his name directing visually stunning music videos for the likes of Okmalumkoolkat and Nozinja, has been commissioned by GQ Style SA to present a fashion concept portraying some of Johannesburg's different style crews and artistic collaborators for their new issue. Working with stylist Francois Ferreira, Saunders delivers a simple portrait photo series that highlights the strong characteristics of each subject chosen. Breaking from the wildly vivid set designs he is known for in his music videos, Saunders chooses to shoot his subjects in front of a white empty background, which successfully draws the eye to focus on the varied uses of colors, patterns, textures and silhouettes employed by each designer — from the traditional to the avant-garde. See the second quarter GQ Style South Africa for the printed version of the shoot.

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Photo by Alain MINGAM/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.

Former Burkinabe President Charged with Thomas Sankara's Murder

Justice is on the horizon as Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, is indicted for the 1987 assassination of Thomas Sankara.

Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, has reportedly been indicted by a military court in the country's capital for the 1987 assassination of political revolutionary, Thomas Sankara. Hailed as a national hero, Sankara was assassinated alongside 12 other government officials in a coup led by Compaore before he ascended to power. In 2014, Compaore was forced to resign from his 27-year-long rule and seek exile in the Ivory Coast after continued mass demonstrations. Thirteen other political figures, including former General Gilbert Diendere, have also been indicted with charges including "assassination" and "concealment of corpses".

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​DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small Enlist Tresor on Their New Amapiano Album

"Rumble In The Jungle", the latest project from dynamic duo DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small, in collaboration with singer TRESOR, offers a refreshingly mature and pan-African amapiano sound.