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South Africa:Exclusive Books Reaffirms Support for Tembeka Ngcukaitobi's Book

[News24Wire] Exclusive Books on Saturday reiterated its support for Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi's book The Land is Ours following a complaint by EFF leader, Julius Malema, on Twitter. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Las Vegas Hots Up for African Arts Festival

[Guardian] Ahead of this year's African Arts and Culture Festival, AFRIKFEST Las Vegas INC, organiser of the event, has announced that the show will hold between April 13 and 14, 2018, at the Craig Ranch Regional Park, Las Vegas Nevada, USA. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Kenyans Now 'Covering Up' Semi Nude Women On Twitter, and Its Hilarious

[Nairobi News] Kenyans on Twitter have taken matters into their own hands to 'cover up' semi nude photos of women shared online under the hashtag #WakianikaTunafunika. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Inxeba - Wounding the Pride and Prejudice of Xhosa Men?

[Daily Maverick] As the movie Inxeba (The Wound) stirs anger and inspires protest, South Africans question whether this rage, projected towards a film, is actually about protecting cultural values or whether a more insidious intent lies beneath the surface. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Bob Marley's Statue to Be Built in Zimbabwe

[This is Africa] Robert Nester Marley is no doubt an icon. In 1980, he performed in Zimbabwe during the independence day celebrations, the only African country in which he performed at independence day. He also sang a song, 'Zimbabwe' in 1978 for the Zimbabwean freedom fighters. There are plans underway to build a statue in Zimbabwe in honour of Bob Marley. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Screen Celebrities and Their Take On St. Valentine

[Guardian] St. Valentine Day, commemorated every February 14, is here again. Some screen celebrities spoke on the significance of the day reflected on their memorable valentine moments. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Mowzey Murder - Wamala Handed Himself in - Sister

[Monitor] Kampala -The sister of Godfrey Wamala, who is on remand on charges of murdering singer Moses Sekibogo, popularly known as Mowzey Radio, has dismissed claims that her brother was arrested by police from his hideout in Kyengera, Wakiso District. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Does Africa Still Need Big Brother?

[Citizen] It was on May 25, 2003, when Africa welcomed a reality TV phenomenon, Big Brother Africa. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:'Wizkid FC' Nike Jersey Sets Twitter On Ablaze

[Vanguard] The Star Boy jersey, "Wizid FC", an official jersey of Nigerian Musician, Ayodeji Balogun a.k.a Wizkid, unveiled by International Sport wear Nike, has set twitter on fire. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Peter 'P-Square' Announces First Solo Tour

[Vanguard] Peter of the estranged Psquare has announced plans to commence his first solo tour after split from group. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Kenyan Models Reveal Tribulations in Line of Work

[Nairobi News] Kenyan models have revealed their suffering in the hands of corporates and organisers during pageants and photo shoots. (AllAfrica)


Africa:How the Continent's Languages Can Unlock the Potential of Young Africans

[The Conversation Africa] Africa is the home of 2144 languages. Oddly, most development theoreticians consider this a barrier to economic and social growth. Sociolinguists and educationists know better: the African continent's multilingualism is a powerful resource. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Senzo Meyiwa's Father Alleges Bribing Cops At Play in Murder Case

[News24Wire] Sam Meyiwa - the father of slain Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa - believes that someone has bribed police not to make arrests for his son's murder. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Florence Otedola's Heart of Gold

[This Day] Florence Otedola, daughter of billionaire oil mogul, Femi Otedola, is undoubtedly a pride to the Otedolas. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Theatre Review - a Sense of Déjà Vu Surrounds One Night in Miami

[Daily Maverick] The show, One Night in Miami... involves a meeting between four iconic black men whose playful banter erupts into intense debate about racism and how to fight it. But didn't we have that in a play just last year? By LESLEY STONES. (AllAfrica)


Lesotho:Grapefruit Gets Warm Reception

[Lesotho Times] BUDDING Lesotho film director, Ts'episo Mahase says, her biggest vision for Lesotho's film industry is to see the local filmmakers putting together their unique ideas into motion and telling stories from their local perspective. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Nigeria Demands Unconditional Return of Looted Artefacts - a Season of Miracles?

[Fahamu] Nigeria should abandon its ineffective policy of quiet diplomacy while seeking to recover its stolen artefacts, and pursue vigorous and open policies to bring back its artefacts. (AllAfrica)


Ghana:Spirit Is Eternal - a Conversation With Filmmakers Dalian and Verona Spence-Adofo

[Fahamu] The linking of our ancestors who are gone, ourselves here, those coming, our continuation, our flowing along our living way, the way: it is that remembrance that calls us. That remembrance not only birthed successive waves of global insurrection, but directed the everyday lives of millions of forcibly dislocated Africans. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Hugh Masekela - No Room for Compromise

[Fahamu] For over 60 years Hugh Masekela had been at the forefront of world revolutionary trends and made his mark at the site of the global anti-racist struggles. His sounds of struggle, inspiration, revolutionary change and love are now part of the history of revolutionary music of the end of the twentieth century and early twenty first century. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Upcoming Gospel Artist Fakes Own Death

[Monitor] A Lira-based musician Onyong Yubu alias Prince Yubu, has reportedly faked his own death which he announced on social media. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:'Dusty Manuscript' Contest for Budding Writers Berths in Lagos

[Premium Times] Budding Nigerian writers can now take their dusty manuscripts off the shelf and submit them for a chance to win publishing deals. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Big Spenders to Party At Inakis

[The Herald] It is likely to be a show-off party at Inakis Meat Lounge tomorrow when DTL Entertainment presents an event dubbed "Millionaires' Night Out" that is targeted at patrons with fat pockets. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:From Norway to Bongo - Makihiyo's Musical Journey

[Citizen] Ingrid Fossum, 26, is a Norwegian artiste who has embarked on a music career in Tanzania. Locally she's known as 'Makihiyo', a tribal name given to her by her host family in Tanga. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Big Brother Naija Week One - No Evictions but 'Strike One' for #KSquareDC

[This Day] Seven days into Big Brother 3, the housemates got their first taste of reckoning at the first live show. Hosted by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Sunday's show brought with it the usual blend of intrigue, suspense and entertainment, as Kcee, the Limpopo crooner, entertained studio guests and viewers at home. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Lawyer Publishes 'Timeless' Book On Nigerian Real Estate

[This Day] Nigerian Lawyer and Blogger, Prince O. Williams-Joel has launched a book titled 'Compilation of Articles on Law and Property in Nigeria: Simplified'. It was published by Prince Joel and Associates Press. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Musicians Davido, Olamide Land Major Endorsement Deals

[Vanguard] Two months into year 2018, DMW baddest boss, Davido and YBNL boss, Olamide are already counting their blessings. The duo are excited about their latest endorsement deals as they could not hide their joy on social media. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Fans Celebrate Late Bob Marley At 73

[Vanguard] It was a beehive of activity at the Bob Marley Museum, in Jamaica, as thousands packed the venue for the annual event to celebrate the life of late reggae legend, Bob Marley. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Sauti Za Busara 2018 Kicks Off Tonight

[Citizen] Zanzibar -The 15th edition of the Sauti za Busara festival kicks off tonight February 8 at the Ngome Kongwe in the Stone Town with 10 performances lined up. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Word Has It... Mowzey Radio and I Dated the Same Girl - Uncle Austin

[New Times] Local singer Austin Luwano, aka Uncle Austin, this week talked about his experience with fallen GoodLyfe singer Mowzey Radio, calling it the best. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:How to Become Successful, According to Bonang Matheba

[Guardian] Bonang Matheba is a South African radio personality and TV presenter; she is the face of Revlon in South African and has amassed, over the years, a lot of endorsement deals. What most people might know is that Bonang wasn't born in wealth; she was raised by a single mother in relative poverty. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Hugh Masekela's Oncologist - He Fought Hard Until the End

[News24Wire] Speaking at a press briefing in Johannesburg on Thursday, radiation oncologist Dr Yastira Ramdas, who worked closely with the late Hugh Masekela, told the media that the jazz star "fought" till the very end. (AllAfrica)


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