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'They Will Have To Kill Us First' Tees & Sweatshirts Now Available In The Okayafrica Shop

Head to the Okayafrica Shop today for official 'They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian Music In Exile' merchandise.


Head to the Okayafrica Shop today for They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian Music In Exile tees and sweatshirts.

Now playing in theaters across North America, the Johanna Schwartz-directed feature-length documentary follows a group of musicians in Mali–including recent breakout stars Songhoy Blues along with Khaira Arby, Moussa Sidi and Fadimata “Disco” Walet Oumar–in the wake of the 2012 jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music.

We’re excited to carry the film's official merchandise. Every order includes two temporary tattoos.

They Will Have To Kill Us First temporary tattoos. Source: @abiolaoke1
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Former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja Has Died

Niger's former President Mamadou Tandja has reportedly passed away at age 82. The Nigerien government has announced a three-day national mourning period.

ABC News reports that former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja reportedly passed away this past Tuesday. The exact cause of death is unclear but reports indicate that the 82-year-old had been battling age-related illnesses for several years. The former head-of-state succumbed to his illness(s) in a hospital in Niamey, Niger. According to VoA, the Nigerien government officially called for the nation to enter into a three-day mourning period.

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South African Designer Thebe Magugu Becomes International Woolmark Prize Finalist

Multi award-winning South African fashion designer, Thebe Magugu, has been named as one of six finalists in the 2021 International Woolmark Prize.