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Video: Eliezer 'Self Portrait' + 'Thin Bridge'

Eliezer Cape Town songwriter Lance Herman crafts calm and melancholic compositions using the minimal arrangement of his voice and nylon-string guitar.


Under the moniker of Eliezer, Cape Town songwriter Lance Herman crafts calm and melancholic compositions using the minimal arrangement of his voice and nylon-string guitar. His songs are reminiscent of a number of folk crooners before him, of which he cites Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake and Jose Gonzalez as influences. Watch two of his videos — one a live performance of "Self Portrait" and the other a black-and-white clip for "Thin Bridge" — from earlier this year below. For more head to his website.

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu Collapses During Televised Ceremony

Secretary to Cabinet, Simon Miti confirmed that the head of state experienced sudden dizziness during a commemoration ceremony in Lusaka on Sunday.

"His Excellency the President of The Republic of Zambia Dr Edgar Changwa Lungu, this afternoon experienced sudden dizziness while officiating the 45th Defence Force Day Commemoration and Investiture Ceremony. His Excellency recovered immediately and walked to the official car and returned to his residence at The State House," said Secretary to Cabinet Simon Miti in a statement.

This is not the first time the 64-year-old has collapsed during a public engagement. In 2015 President Lungu was rushed to hospital after collapsing during a Women's Day event, according to a report by The Mail and Guardian. After being discharged from Maina Soko Military Hospital in his home country, he was forced to receive specialist treatment in neighbouring South Africa.

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