Video: Lexxus Legal "Fauchés"

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Congolese rapper Lexxus Legal delivers this new video for hard hitting Kinshasa-street anthem "Fauchés" featuring Leslyman. Lexxus, also known as Alex Dende, is the leader and founding member of the group PNB (Pensée Nègre Brute). His forceful French verses aim at the ails that haunt his native DRC and Africa in general, which he cites as being "corruption, globalization, the inadequacy of the World Trade Organization... [and] the frivolity of some African leaders." For the non-Francophones out there, fauché = without money.

(via AIAC)

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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