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Win 2 Tix For Third World x Maxi Priest x Ky-Mani Marley At NJPAC [11/30]

Third World, Maxi Priest, and Ky-Mani Marley at NJPAC November 30, 2012 to celebrate Jamaica's 50th year of independence.


Win 2 tickets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jamaica's independence with three of reggae's freshest acts - Third World, Maxi Priest, and Ky-Mani Marley at NJPAC this Friday November 30. To enter the contest, tweet #JamaicanIndependence at @Okayafrica. We'll send a direct message to winners so keep an eye on your inbox!

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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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