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Video: Nneka 'Shining Star'

Nneka treks through the forests of Spain's Canary Islands in the new video for Soul Is Heavy track "Shining Star." In this clip, the Nigerian soulstress emerges from the sea to stroll around and charm, what she described as, Avatar-like woodlands. Watch our recent Okayafrica TV piece with her regarding #OccupyNigeriaSoul Is Heavy LP is out Feb 28 via Decon Records.


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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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