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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)...

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...
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Son of Angola’s ex-leader handed 5 yrs jail term in $500m graft case

Angolan Supreme Court sentenced Jose Filomeno Dos Santos, son of former Angolan president Eduardo Dos Santos to five years...
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Death toll from fighting from disarmament exercise in S.Sudan now 148

The death toll in South Sudan’s Warrap State has risen to 148 following fighting this past weekend during a disarmament exercise, a local government...

DR Congo struggle to dislodge armed groups

DR Congo's army launched an offensive last October aimed at fulfilling a pledge by President Felix Tshisekedi to root out the armed groups that...

UN experts accuse top Mali military officials of obstructing peace efforts

United Nations experts have accused senior army and intelligence officials in Mali of deliberately obstructing a shaky 2015 peace accord, originally designed to reduce...

Five dead in Ivory Coast protest against Ouattara 3rd-term bid

Protests against Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to seek a third term in the coming election, has left at least five people dead...