Less Obvious: An Alternative Best Of

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OLDSCHOOL HIP HOP  –  PART TWO

Beats and rhymes come in many shapes and forms, the forgotten more often than not those that sound fresher when rediscovered.

In the second part of Tuck Magazine’s alternative Hip Hop compilation we revisit a further twenty important gems that just itch to be scratched and heard.

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EU calls for an urgent investigation into mass grave discovered in DR Congo

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Sylvain Muyali

Following the recent discovery of a mass grave in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the European Union have joined the international community in expressing their concern and have requested that an urgent investigation is undertaken.

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Poetry

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By

Neil Fulwood

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‘Diisoo’ political party is formed in Senegal

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By

Alpha Jallow

Another political party is formed in Senegal, making it the leading country in multipartism democracy in Africa with more than one hundred registered political parties

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Sudanese bombers kill four in South Sudan

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Peter Louis

The Press Secretary of President Salva Kiir, Ateny Wek Ateny, on Thursday informed journalists that South Sudan for the last three days has been sustaining aerial bombardment, four innocent civilians having been killed and nine others seriously wounded.

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Chinese peacekeepers arrive in South Sudan

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Peter Louis

A total of 130 peacekeepers, the last detachment of China’s first deployment of a full infantry battalion for a United Nations peacekeeping mission, arrived in the South Sudanese capital Juba yesterday morning.

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Over 400 bodies found in DR Congo mass grave

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Sylvain Muyali

The recent discovery of a mass grave in Maluku, more than 100km from the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s capital Kinshasa is of growing concern, not only to national, but international authorities and agencies also.

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Less Obvious: An Alternative Best Of

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OLDSCHOOL HIP HOP  –  PART ONE

Not even the most gifted of fortune tellers or prophets could have predicted just how popular Hip Hop would become at the time of its birth way back in 1973 at block parties and jams in old New York.

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Poetry

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By

Scott Thomas Outlar

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Fiction

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By

Robert Kilborn

 

DREAM WITH BIRDS, CLOUDS AND WATER

 

I met my friend Roger Stille the dancer on an early August afternoon when Montreal had reached that peak summer moment of sultry-humid, close, airless stillness, when its streets are like fissures in a ripe persimmon about to burst. For a month, nothing seems to happen. People drink beer on their balconies. Some escape to their country houses. No one cares about money or language. The world, though not perfect, settles into a thoughtless dream. Roger and I sit in a café with ceiling fans, his burgundy scarf fluttering in the breeze, and he tells me this story.

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