45 countries to participate in Festac77 anniversary

17-Apr-2017

As many as 45 countries are set to participate in the forthcoming celebration of the 40th anniversary of Festac77 to be held on April 1, 2017. The Festac 77, also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, was held in...

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Syria’s heritage sites in danger owing to Syria conflict

17-Apr-2017

The old city of Aleppo, a United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage site requires immediate attention, as per the Syrian antiquities officials. “What happened in Aleppo is a disaster,” Maamoun...

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ShowMax, Seacom tie up for faster content delivery in East Africa

17-Apr-2017

African Video-on-Demand service ShowMax has collaborated with cable operator SEACOM to enhance customer service by reducing buffering to facilitate faster content delivery. Spilling details regarding the joint venture, ShowMax Head of Distribution Mike...

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Nigerian author Emecheta dies at the age of 72

17-Apr-2017

Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta, who championed the cause of women in her writings, passed away at her residence in London. She was 72. The author of prolific works such as ‘The Joys of Motherhood’, ‘Second-class citizen’ and...

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South African gospel singer Lundi Tyamara dies

17-Apr-2017

Renowned South African gospel singer Lundi Tyamara passed away after a long fight with stomach tuberculosis and liver condition. He was 38 years old. According to a press statement released by his management, Lundi died at 12:40 on Friday, 27 January at...

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Egypt bans public artworks after ‘sculpture fiasco’

17-Apr-2017

The Prime Minister of Egypt Sherif Ismail has banned all public artworks not approved by the Ministry of Culture after a series of sub-standard statues were erected in the city. Ismail issued the decree after a controversial statue was unveiled in the...

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Royal coffins, rhino skin armour at ‘Brooklyn is Africa’ exhibit

17-Apr-2017

The ‘Brooklyn is Africa’ exhibit that will make its debut in Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, will showcase 50 rare African art pieces such as royal coffins, rhinoceros skin armour and feathered costumes among others. ‘Brooklyn is...

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African Internet Giant Naspers launches ShowMax in Poland

17-Apr-2017

Spreading its wings in the European market after making a mark in video streaming in Africa, media giant Naspers is launching its streaming service in Poland through ShowMax subsidiary. Speaking about the decision to expand ShowMax, the Chief Executive...

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Rabat to host ‘Afrique en Capitale’ in March-April

17-Apr-2017

Africa is ready to hail Rabat as its new cultural capital as the Moroccan city is scheduled to host the Afrique en Capitale. The event, which is touted to be an ambitious cultural engagement, is a celebration of the contemporary African culture and will...

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Nigerian singer Mo Adeniran declared winner of ‘The Voice UK’

17-Apr-2017

Mo Adeniran, a 21-year-old singer from Nigeria, has been declared winner of the 2017 The Voice, United Kingdom. “After months of stellar performances, battle rounds and public votes, Mo Adeniran was crowned the winner of The Voice UK during Sunday...

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