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Femi Kuti: Why My Father Wouldn't Tweet [Okayafrica TV]

Femi Kuti discusses what his father's relationship with social media would have been, as well as best practices for twitter management.


In the latest OKATV exclusive our friend (and father of afrotweetFemi Kuti responds to the 'what ifs' of all 'what ifs': would his father have been on social media? How would Fela Kuti's political troubles have played out if newspapers had been swapped out for twitter and facebook? Femi also shares his own relationship with twitter, dispelling rumors (is 51 year-old Femi really behind all those tweets?) and offering tips for best practices. Watch our interview with the afrotwitter architect below.

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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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