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Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 Announce New Album: From Africa With Fury: Rise

Knitting Factory Records has just announced that Seun Anikulapo Kuti and Egypt 80 have teamed up again for a joint album, From Africa With Fury: Rise, set to come out on June 21st. The highly-anticipated album follows Kuti's critically-acclaimed Many Things, which dropped back in 2008. The new album is produced by Seun along with Brian Eno and John Reynolds. Backed by Egypt 80, this album is definitely going to be a must-have. Be sure to check back with Okayafrica for a full interview with Seun coming soon.


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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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