Video: The Federation "Cold of the Night" feat. Dark Spark

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The new video for "Cold of the Night" from South African hip-hop duo The Federation is a realistic portrayal of life in the streets in Soweto, and features Dark Spark. The track is the first video from their debut album that dropped in January, Hardcore Styles For Street Rap Preservation- a double album which boasts 40 songs of jazzy beats and classic hip-hop style raps. Mr.C and Neon's confrontational style has been a long time coming with their original group Landmynz and has culminated in this massive release. Originally spotted over at Afropop.org.



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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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