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Former President Rajoelina Wins Madagascar Votes for Presidency

The results might be challenged by his opponent

The Madagascar electoral commission has announced that former president Andry Rajoelina has won the election though allegations of fraud have haunted the race.

On Thursday December 27, the electoral commission stated that Rajoelina got over 55 percent of the votes against the ex-president's predecessor Marc Ravalomanana who got 44.34 percent of the votes. Following the results, Ravalomanana has declared that "massive fraud" took place during this election.



BBC reports that in the first round of elections Mr Rajoelina had 39% of the vote while Mr Ravalomanana had 35% of the votes. While in the second round there was a larger gap between the candidates, the race remained close. However, this is not the first time that the two wealthy candidates are going against each other. In 2009, Mr Rajoelina forced Mr Ravalomanana out of power backed by the army. This led to Mr Rajoelina presidency from 2009 to 2014.

In eight days the constitutional court will declare the final results.




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Listen to Saul Williams' New Album 'Encrypted & Vulnerable'

The score for his directorial musical debut, Neptune Frost, which is based on Williams' tale about hackers living in a Burundian village made up of recycled computer parts.

Saul Williams is back with his new album, Encrypted & Vulnerable.

The 13-track album, which is part of his MartyrLoserKing project, is described by Williams as his first "spoken word" album. It was entirely self-produced, mixed by by Gonjasufi and features the likes of Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio), My Brightest Diamond, Christian Scott (Atoms For Peace) and more.

Encrypted & Vulnerable is also the score for Saul Wililams' directorial musical debut, Neptune Frost, which is based on Williams' tale about hackers living in a Burundian village made up of recycled computer parts.

"Encrypted & Vulnerable is simultaneously a personal and intimately optimistic takedown on struggle, defiance, awareness, aloneness, and a takedown of heteronormative capitalistic patriarchal authoritarian politics in topics ranging from love, technology, religion, war, to migration," Williams mentions.

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Simi and Adekunle Gold are the Absolute Cutest In Their New Music Video 'By You'

The couple are giving us all the feels in their latest music video.

Simi and Adekunle Gold continue their streak of duets with their latest "By You," from the former's latest album Omo Charlie Champagne Vol. 1.

On the new track, the couple once again deliver loving lyrics and sweet melodies, sharing an accompanying video highlighting their bond. The video behind with what looks like personal footage from the company, later following them around as they adventure across Los Angeles, playfully driving around and even making a stop at the LA staple, Randy's Donuts.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo's 'Coming To America'-Inspired Nike Sneaker Will Be Dropping Very Soon

The Nigerian-Greek NBA MVP is releasing a limited edition run of his Nike collab, 'Zoom Freak 1.'

Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to release a limited edition run of his sneaker, the "Zoom Freak 1" in collaboration with Nike very soon, Konbini reports.

And to top it all off, it's going to be inspired by the classic late 1980s comedy Coming To America—one of Antetokounmpo's favorite movies—where the designs will be made in collaboration with Paramount Pictures.

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