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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)...

Naomi Campbell calls for Grammy Award afrobeats category

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has criticised the organisers of the Grammy Awards after Nigerian afrobeats star Burna Boy failed to win at the weekend.Burna Boy was nominated for Best World Music Album for his 2019 record African Giant but lost...

Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo dedicates her Grammy to Burna Boy

The Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo has dedicated her Grammy award to the Nigerian singer Burna Boy who was up against her to win the music prize.They were set against each other in the World Music category of the US...

Idris Elba homecoming (Sierra Leone visit) in pictures

Christmas came a week earlier for proud Sierra Leoneans who welcomed their son and world renowned actor Idris Elba who returned to his father's land for the first time in 47 years of his life.It was an activity packed...

Idris Elba first visit to father’s homeland – Sierra Leone

Renowned British actor and famed international show business personality Idris Elba is visiting Sierra Leone, the country of birth of his father, in what Tourism Minister Memunatu Pratt has described as a "homecoming".Despite this being a private visit, on...

Fall out of Cardi B’s Ghana visit fiasco

Ghana celebrities were enraged after Cardi B to choose to hang out by the pool side to enjoy a local delicacy Khebab, while they waited for hours for her to show up for a 'meet and greet' session.Enraged by...

Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 2019

Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe 2019, at a colorful event at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, making her the 68th Miss Universe.The three-hour show which was hosted once again by award-winning comedian,...
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Guinea-Bissau to recount votes just days before inauguration

Guinea-Bissau’s National Electoral Commission is to recount the votes from the second round of the presidential election that took place on 29 December.The commission...

Malawi parliament sets new date for fresh elections after annulment

Malawi parliament passed a law that sets 19 May 2020 as the date for fresh presidential elections, this follows the order of the court...

Erdogan says 2 Turkish troops killed in Libya

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday two Turkish troops were killed in Libya where they back the internationally-recognized government in the north African state’s...

Tanzanian journalist freed after pleading guilty to economic crimes

Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera, who was held in jail for seven months in a case that prompted international concern, was freed on Tuesday after...