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Dikembe Mutombo And The Mayan Apocalypse

Dikembe Mutombo video game features the Congolese NBA star challenging the Mayan Apocalypse.


First, Angola's real life "rebel" Jonas Savimbi appears as a video game star in the new "Call of Duty: Black Ops II", now, Congolese NBA star Dikembe Mutombo saves Earth from the apocalypse popularly predicted by the Mayan calendar in this Old Spice-sponsored online video game. The game chronicles the events leading up to the notorious Dec. 21, 2012 doomsday. Dikembe confronts the Gangnam dance craze that distracts Americans from voting, as well as has Thanksgiving dinner with his animal friends, Science the Bear and Random the Turkey. Random? hell yes. The game's quirkiness borderlines stupidity. The conversation in the Okay office went something like this:

Nate: "This might be one of the greatest marketing ideas of all time. Also might be the dumbest thing I've ever seen."

Eddie Stats: "The fact that stuff like this is mainstream culture is the probably the most reliable indicator that the Mayan apocalypse is actually happening."

Play the game here if you've got 20 minutes free to dumb out.

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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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A 35-year-old man has reportedly been arrested on charges of arson. This, after firefighters had been battling to put out the Cape Town fire that caused extensive damage.