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Get to Know The Marockos, Botswana's Hardcore Metal Heads

Get familiar with Botswana's metal heads, The Marockos.

Yes, black metal heads do exist, and they exist in places as far and wide as Botswana.

The Marockos are the heavy metal group shaking up Botswana's underground scene with their love for all things loud, black and hardcore.

Botswana's metal scene isn't new either, the subculture started back in the 80s following the emergence of classic rock in the 70s.

The Marockos are one of the bands representing the new wave of metal in the country.

OkayAfrica got a chance to meet up with the band in their hometown of Molepolole to learn more about their movement. In a new video, the crew show off some of their toughest looks and dispel myths about metal culture. Check it out below.

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Videographer/Editor: Shatho Tibane

Producer: Chika Okoli

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Photo by Alfredo Zuniga / AFP

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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