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Electrafrique At The Dak'Art Biennale With Blinky Bill, DJ Cortega & More

Okayafrica is touching down in Senegal once again to host a special edition of Electrafrique at the Dak'Art Biennale this Saturday, May 14 in collaboration with Afrosiders.

The night will feature Kenya's Blinky Bill (Just A Band) holding down the decks alongside Electrafrique’s resident selector & Okayafrica fam DJ Cortega and Dakar-based DJs Marouan MG and DJ Psyle.

There will also be live painting by the young Senegalese artist Papi, a photo booth run by Siaka S. Traore and the pop-up store Wax Off by Dakar Lines.

Make sure to Instagram your Electrafrique Dakar party pictures with the hashtag #okaydakar, plus tag @Okayafrica and @Dakarlives. The best photo of the night will win an Okayafrica Logo T-shirt in the size & color of their choice.

To warm up, check out a new remix from Blinky Bill and Cortega's mix from Electrafrique Dakar earlier this year.

See you there!

Image via Flickr Creative Commons

South African Military Ends Controversial Ban on Hijabs

The South African National Defence Force has ended its longstanding ban on hijabs. This follows the recent court victory of Major Fatima Isaacs who was fired for wearing a hijab.

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has reportedly ended their longstanding ban on hijabs, this according to IOL. The move comes just after Major Fatima Isaacs, a Muslim woman, won her two-year court case following her dismissal from the military for wearing a hijab. Th SANDF has reportedly amended its military religious dress policy—a win for Muslim women serving in the South African military.
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