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Video: Tinariwen + TV On The Radio on The Colbert Report


Stephen Colbert conducts a fairly racist interview (but that's the joke or something) with members of OKA favs Tinariwen and TV on the Radio. The two groups then perform “Tenere Taqqim Tossam” off of Tinariwen's latest album Tassili. Okayafrica caught up with Tinariwen, AKA the nicest guys in the world, the last time they were in New York City. We're always curious how they reconcile their time in the concrete jungle with their lives in the desert - it's gotta take some mad patience.

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Pregnant Tanzanian Girls Now Have Hope Of An Education

In the past, Tanzania's pregnant girls of school-going age were banned from accessing an education. However, things are about to change!

If a young girl of school-going age happened to fall pregnant in Tanzania, it usually spelled the end of her schooling career — and the death of any prospects she may have had for a bright future. In Tanzania currently, an estimated 5 500 girls are forced to leave school each year due to pregnancy, according to the World Bank.

The Tanzanian government has announced a new programme aimed at addressing the plight of young girls who have been impacted by this discriminatory ban. Tanzania's Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Leonard Akwilapo said young girls will now be offered an opportunity to further their schooling at alternative colleges.

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