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Photos: Namsa Leuba's 'Ya Kala Ben'


Ya Kala Ben is the newest series by photographer Namsa Leuba. Raised by a Helevetian father and Guinean mother, Namsa was exposed to two different cultures from a young age. Her photography work focuses on an African's identity through the Western lens. For her most recent series, recently featured on Another Africa, she researched the cultural practices and rituals from the region of Conakry, Guinea in West Africa. The photographs prove to be aesthetically pleasing whilst maintaining the richness of culture for the viewer to appreciate.

[H/T Another Africa]

 

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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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