Hip-Hop Sparks a Political Awakening in Senegal’s Youth

Rapper Cheikh 'Keyti' Sene during a taping of the 'Journal Rappé,' Dakar, Senegal, Sept. 10, 2013 (AP photo by Jane Hahn).
Rapper Cheikh 'Keyti' Sene during a taping of the 'Journal Rappé,' Dakar, Senegal, Sept. 10, 2013 (AP photo by Jane Hahn).

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