Fore ft. Carolyn Malachi & Papa Ghana 'Blessed' [Premiere]

Zimbabwean rapper Fore shares the animated video for his song "Blessed" off his 'The Stranger" LP.

Zimbabwean MC Fore goes the animated route with the video for his new single "Blessed" off The Stranger LP. Credited to Mym Den Elzen, the visuals for the volcanic new track show a lone figure dancing to Fore's searing relationship tale as red-edged fish and seagulls trek across a vast blue that could be both ocean and sky. Featuring appearances from Grammy-nominated singer Carolyn Malachi and Amsterdam-based L'Afrique Som Systeme member Papa Ghana, "Blessed" teems with energy as it boasts a fiery production of drill-like electronic effects, whipping percussion and, what sounds like, a sinister sitar. Listen to "Blessed" and watch its accompanying video 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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