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Watch Seun Kuti & Egypt 80's 'African Smoke' Video Featuring Blitz The Ambassador

Watch the music video for Seun Kuti & Egypt 80's "African Smoke" featuring Blitz The Ambassador.


"African Smoke" is the second music video to come from Seun Kuti & Egypt 80's standout A Long Way To The Beginning LP from earlier this year. The single sees Seun Kuti linking up once again with Ghana's Blitz The Ambassador for a politically-charged, guitar & brass-heavy production "inspired by a poem of Keith Richards." In the video, crafted by "IMF" director Jerome Bernard, Seun and Blitz join raw material workers in a factory as they mold & build the instruments that will later be used to perform their inflamed anthem. Watch the clip for Seun Kuti and Blitz The Ambassador's "African Smoke" below and, for more, read our interview with Seun about his new album. The Robert Glasper co-produced A Long Way To The Beginning is out now on iTunes.

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Global Citizen x OkayAfrica: The Impact of Conflict on Children

An estimated 1.4 million children have been hit by schools closing in the Tigray region of Ethiopia amid conflict and crisis. Here's how that's impacting Ethiopia's children.

In times of conflict and war, school-aged children could have their futures defined by whether or not they can access education amid ongoing violence.

Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray is in the midst of a war that has impacted millions of lives and affected neighboring regions, Amhara and Afar. The war — which has forced citizens to flee, has tipped the region into famine, and has barricaded humanitarian aid from reaching the most vulnerable — has now been going on for about 11 months.

As the beginning of the school season draws nearer, safely reopening schools, making education accessible, and protecting children from the impacts of violence in the affected regions is a priority for aid agencies.

"As schools prepare to reopen in early October in most parts of the country, in Tigray and the bordering regions of Afar and Amhara, where the conflict has expanded, education remains at a standstill," Director of Education Cannot Wait, Yasmine Sherif, told Global Citizen.

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