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James Foley and the hostage dilemma, the shortest war in history, and the sounds of Afrobeat

Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director for Human Rights Watch (HRW), was a close friend of journalist James Foley. Bouckaert tells us whether he thinks countries need to re-think how they deal with hostage situations. And, Nigerian musician Fela Kuti is credited with creating the sound of Afrobeat; which is a mix of American soul, Nigerian and Ghanaian traditional music, highlife and jazz. But Kuti once said that without his longtime drummer Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat. Tony Allen continues to make music and he hits town this Saturday to play with The Chicago Afrobeat Project. (photo: In this May 27, 2011, file photo shows American Journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., as he poses for a photo in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File))

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