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Take a Look Inside Nairobi's Tricked Out Matatus In This New Video

In this new video by OkayAfrica, we learn about Kenyan's main means of transportation—the matatu.

Matatus are Kenyan's main means of getting around. We caught up with some in Nairobi, where we take a look inside the awesome custom fixings that attract customers.

Watch the video above.


Credits

Videographer/Editor: Nduati Mambo

Motion Graphics: Paul Notice

Producer: Chika Okoli

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Photo credit should read SEYLLOU/AFP via Getty Images

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.