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Video: Introducing Ikenna - What's Up Africa?!

Introducing Okayafrica's new weekly video blog of all that's popping (and kinda weird) on the continent. Whether it’s music, fashion, design, or general news, What's Up Africa has got it covered. The show is the brainchild of Nigerian/British frontman and comedian Ikenna Azuike, and supported by Radio Netherlands Worldwide.


Told through an African lens, WUA is the first video blog focussed on a lighthearted, fresh and critical look at goings-on in West, East and Southern Africa. You can check out new episodes every week right here on Okayafrica!

In this episode: Busta loves the grandma's, Israeli anti-immigrant ridiculousness, and Derey's rockin' new vid. (Check after the jump for the full video.)

From Darey's new album Double Dare, "Banikidi" (which means "give me the beat.")

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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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