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Listen to OkayAfrica's 'African Heat' Spotify Playlist

It's straight fire.

We have some new heat that will help you start off the weekend the right way.

OkayAfrica has teamed up with Spotify to curate the latest offering of their popular 'African Heat' Playlist.

Our list includes hits from the likes of Tiwa Svage, Nasty C, Olamide, Kwesta, Burna Boy, Wande Coal, MHD, and a bevy of other African heavy hitters. The playlist is an infectious mix of the latest in afrobeats, South African hip hop, afro trap and more.


We hope you enjoy this playlist just as much as we enjoyed curating it for you.

Listen to our African Heat playlist now on Spotify, or stream it directly below.

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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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