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Join OkayAfrica and DJ Tunez This Memorial Day Weekend for 'Afrobeat Nights'

The latest edition of DJ Tunez's "Afrobeat Nights" is going down in New York City this Memorial Day Weekend.

NEW YORK CITY—Here's one for all the afrobeats lovers in NYC:

Join OkayAfrica and DJ Tunez, this Memorial Day weekend for the latest edition of "Afrobeat Nights." The Brooklyn-based musicians has spun records for Naija heavyweights like  Wizkid, Davido and Asa, to name a few.

He'll be live on the ones and twos for a night of music, dance and non-stop partying. Last Afrobeat Night, Tunez tore down the house along with Ghanaian singer Efya and a groovy live band. This weekend's party is on deck to be just as live.

It's all going down on Sunday (May 28) at Sounds of Brazil (SOBS) in New York City. You can purchase tickets for the event, here.

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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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