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Download: BIG FKN GUN 'Pop Models'


Besides having one of the better (possibly the best) band names we've come across in the past month, South Africa's BIG FKN GUN offer a compelling collage of  Zulu rhymes spread over house beats and resonating dub effects. Producer Soulfaktor and MC Solomon pull off the genre collage well on "Pop Models," tying it all together with a Cody Chesnutt-esque neo-soul chorus. No word on whether this is a response to Weezy and Birdman's '07 joint. Stream and download "Pop Models" below.

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Mozambique's Political Unrest: Where Things Stand

Fears continue to be on the rise as more attacks by militants are anticipated in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province.

On March 24th, militants stormed Palma—a gas-rich city in Mozambique—as part of an ongoing insurgency in the country dating back to 2017. Dozens of civilians have been killed although an official death toll has not been declared as of yet. Currently, at least 8000 more have been left displaced, fleeing to other parts of the country and attempting to seek asylum in Tanzania. This is believed to be the worst attacks carried out by the Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab, to date.
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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.