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Spek Won 'Pa$$ports & Cameras'

Watch the video for Ghanaian-Canadian Toronto MC Spek Won's 'Pa$$ports & Cameras.'


Ghanaian-Canadian emcee Spek Won has been rolling with Toronto's diasporic hip-hop movement for a minute now. His 2009 anthem "Hiplife" is a cornerstone of a coalition of Black Stars in Toronto's rap game known as Z-Boiz (Zongo Boiz). The latest from Spek, produced by fellow Ghanaian-Canadian LordQuest, sees the cucumber cool lyricist cruising through Tokyo in a sophisticated guide to rap videos. "Pa$$ports & Cameras" pairs backpack production recalling the great Ali Shaheed with sunny day West coast delivery. Watch the international players anthem 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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