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Video: Fela's artist Lemi discusses his famous covers

In the midst of the Fela revival, Lemi, who created over 30 of Fela Kuti's original album covers, discusses the stories behind the music.


In the midst of the Fela revival, Lemi, who created over 30 of Fela's original album covers, discusses the stories behind the music, and what's really going on in those pictures. Lemi has chosen two of his favorites for a VERY limited pressing, available from Knitting Factory Records.

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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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