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Mali holds annual Festival of Slam and Honour

By Annie Risemberg VOAMali this year struggled with an Islamist insurgency, a worldwide pandemic, and an August military coup, all of which left most cultural events in the West African nation in shambles.But Mali’s annual International Festival of Slam...

Rapper Akon plans to build $6bn city in Senegal

Rapper Akon has set his sights on building a sprawling $6 billion city in his Senegal homeland to welcome Africans of the diaspora to their "home back home".The R&B star boasting two multi-platinum albums told a news conference Monday...

Ethiopian Oromo singer, Haacaaluu shot dead in Addis Ababa

Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, a prominent Oromo singer, songwriter, was shot dead today in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa around Galan Condominium site.The artist who was rushed to Tirunesh Beijing General Hospital after the attack succumbed to the injuries he sustained shortly...

Congolese music legend, Aurlus Mabélé dies in France ‘from coronavirus’

Congolese music star Aurlus Mabélé has died in hospital in France's capital Paris, aged 67, friends and relatives posts say he died of coronavirus but this is not confirmed.His fans called him the king of soukous - a high-tempo...

Actor Idris Elba tests positive for coronavirus

Renowned British actor with Sierra Leone heritage, Idris Elba just announced that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is quarantining himself.In a video shared to Twitter, Elba said he took the test after realising he'd been...

US: Harvey Weinstein gets 23 years jail term in rape trial

Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault, a sight the disgraced Hollywood mogul’s multitude of accusers thought they would never see.Weinstein, who has been accused of violating scores of women, was...

Shock, skepticism trail alleged suicide in police cell by Rwandan musician Kizito Mihigo

Rwandan musician Kizito Mihigo who was taken into custody last week after he reportedly attempted to flee the country has allegedly taken his own life, police say.Kizito Mihigo was found dead in a police cell at Remera police station...

Ugandan girl who featured in a Disney chess film dies at 15

A Ugandan student. Nikita Pearl Waligwa who played a memorable role in a 2016 Disney film about a local chess prodigy has died at the age of 15.Waligwa died on Saturday at a hospital near the Ugandan capital, Kampala....

Tributes, condolences pour in for renowned South African singer Joseph Shabalala

Condolences and well wishes have been pouring in following the death of South African Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala, who died at the age of 78.The musician died on Tuesday at the Life Eugene Marais Hospital in Pretoria.The...

US custom officials damage Mali musician’s irreplaceable kora

A renowned Malian musician, Ballaké Sissoko that visited the United States says the US customs officials have damaged his one-of-kind instrument beyond repair.“Ballaké had just finished a two-week successful tour of the USA (LA, Berkeley, Miami, Chicago and NY)...
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Nearly a score killed in road ambush by Islamist militants in east DR Congo

At least 16 people, including six women and two children, have been killed in a suspected Islamist militant attack...
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