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Film: Egyptian Electro Chaabi

Get to know Electro Chaabi, an Egyptian electronic mutation of traditional chaabi music. Learn about this cool take on North Africa music.


Typically Algerian and Moroccan chaabi music — a style often played at weddings and festivals — has recently undergone a few sonic mutations and been adopted by post-revolution Egyptian youth. DJ collective The Cairo Liberation Front have been gathering footage this new, electronic-influenced sound making waves across Egypt. Watch a two trailers for their Electro Chaabi documentary, shot mainly in and around Cairo, below.

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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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