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Watch YoungstaCPT’s Music Video For ‘YVR (Young Van Riebeek)’

Watch YoungstaCPT's latest visuals.

Last week Friday, YoungstaCPT dropped "YVR (Young Van Riebeek)," the first single to his upcoming album 3T, coming in 2019.


The song, which makes reference to the colonization of South Africa and the country's current state of affairs, gets a fitting music video. Read about the song here. Directed by Imraan Christian, the video shows a reenactment of Jan Van Riebeeck's arrival, but with a little twist, which we won't spoil for you.

Watch the music video for "YVR" below, and/or download the song here.

YoungstaCPT - YVR (Young Van Riebeek) www.youtube.com


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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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