BLK JKS: The Country Wrote A Song; The People Sang It

Watch South African group BLK JKS perform lives in an episode of Pitch Perfect on The FADER.

In this beautifully-filmed-and-edited episode of Pitch Perfect, The FADER and Nike Sportswear follow South African group BLK JKS back to SA where they perform and have a release party for their new EP, Zol!which is in stores now. "The background song playing throughout the clip is a song of revolution and freedom," comments guitarist Mpumi Mcata. According to Mcata, the BLK JKS have a greater agenda for African Music - their music is raw, dirty, gritty, full of mistakes and natural music that the people need to hear. Watch above.

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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

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