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NYC: Elikeh Afro Pop at Joe's Pub Saturday April 16th

We reviewed Washington D.C. based afropop band Elikeh's recently released album Adje! Adje! not too long ago, so if you've been following us since then you know what these guys are all about. In short, Elikeh mixes Afro-beat influences with rock and traditional Togolese poly-rhythms, churning out tunes that are as listenable as they are danceable. Lead singer and band leader Massama Dogo does not shy away from serious political messages, while simultaneously forcing you to get up and move. Elikeh will be sharing its talents with New York City this Saturday at Joe's Pub located at 425 Lafayette Street. For tickets visit Joe's Pub's website, and to hear more from Elikeh visit their site.
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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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Wild Cape Town Fire Mostly Contained

A 35-year-old man has reportedly been arrested on charges of arson. This, after firefighters had been battling to put out the Cape Town fire that caused extensive damage.