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NYC: Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang Live In Fort Greene


Tomorrow night, Sierra Leone's bubu king Janka Nabay and his group The Bubu Gang — now signed to David Byrne's Luaka Bop imprint — will be playing a free concert at the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, opening for BK's own Lee Fields & The Expressions. See the flyer above and head here for more info on the show. Watch our Okayafrica TV interview with Janka and listen/download his latest single "Feba" 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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