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Kwabs 'Perfect Ruin'

Watch Ghanaian/UK-based crooner Kwabs 'Perfect Ruin,' a scaled back showcase of beauty in the raw.


Ghanaian/UK-based wonderman Kwabs' upcoming full length via Atlantic Records is easily becoming one of our most anticipated release of 2014. We're steel reeling from his gospel-strength battle with demons in "Last Stand," which has garnered 100k+ listens since its release a week ago. This latest offering scales back the foreboding production to showcase bare beauty. On "Perfect Ruin" Kwabs induces James Blake shivers in the raw set to minimally haunting keys. Watch the piano performance and catch up on "Last Stand" below.  Here's to hoping these weekly Kwabs deliverances keep on coming.

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Former Burkinabe President Charged with Thomas Sankara's Murder

Justice is on the horizon as Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, is indicted for the 1987 assassination of Thomas Sankara.

Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, has reportedly been indicted by a military court in the country's capital for the 1987 assassination of political revolutionary, Thomas Sankara. Hailed as a national hero, Sankara was assassinated alongside 12 other government officials in a coup led by Compaore before he ascended to power. In 2014, Compaore was forced to resign from his 27-year-long rule and seek exile in the Ivory Coast after continued mass demonstrations. Thirteen other political figures, including former General Gilbert Diendere, have also been indicted with charges including "assassination" and "concealment of corpses".

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