Video: Baloji ft. Konono Nº1 'Karibu Ya Bintou'

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Congo's word sorcerer Baloji tackles all sorts of black magic mysticism in this clip for "Karibu Ya Bintou" ("Welcome To Life In Limbo"). He's joined on the track by the junkyard electronic sounds of Konono Nº1. The Kinshasa-streets video features plenty skull masks, open-trunk hopping, and local pro-wrestling. Baloji's upcoming Kinshasa Succursale LP is out Nov. 14 via Crammed.

Photo credit should read AFP via Getty Images

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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