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South Africa: SARS 'Rogue Unit' Saga Is About to Get Interesting

[News24Wire] The saga around the Sars "rogue unit", which has led in part to the recent clash between Minister Pravin Gordhan and the Hawks, is about to get a lot more interesting. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Many Faces of Studio 263's Jacob Huni

[The Herald] Most people know him as Jacob Huni from yesteryear soap Studio 263 where he dazzled with his cunning tricks in his plot to wrestle JH Construction company from other family members.Whenever he addressed his sister-in-law, Mai Huni, as "Amaiguru" in his funny accent, viewers knew he was up to some tricks. Joe Pike played Jacob in an interesting way, often assuming different identities to deceive people. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Parliament Grills Muthambi Over 'Slow' Digital Migration

[News24Wire] Communications Minister Faith Muthambi was chastised during a portfolio committee meeting on Thursday about the delays in government's rollout of digital migration. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Court Saga Puts Set-Top Box Production On Ice

[News24Wire] Another delay has hit South Africa's digital broadcast migration project as the agency behind the rollout of set-top boxes has temporarily halted production of these devices. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Doc-U-Mentally - a Review and Reflection On Junior Doctors in South Africa

[The Daily Vox] If you're a doctor, or a patient, or you know someone who's a doctor or who's been a patient in a South African public hospital - you need to watch Doc-U-Mentally. Francois Wahl's documentary follows five young, motivated South African doctors from different cultural backgrounds through a 30-hour shift at the same rural hospital in KwaZulu-Natal. Indira Govender reviews the documentary. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Music Duo Radio, Weasel Summoned Over Defamation

[Monitor] The High Court in Kampala has issued criminal summons ordering two artists belonging to the Goodlyf singing group; Moses Ssekibogo aka Mowzey Radio and Douglas Mayanja aka Weasel to file their defence on allegations that they defamed their former manager and producer Jeff Kiwanuka. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: City Dude - Sometimes We Have to Let Go

[Observer] A friend of mine is struggling with a certain change in his life that most men would be afraid to share. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Coopy Bly Live in Concert

[Observer] Although Coopy Bly, a gospel/reggae/ragga/dancehall artiste, has been doing music for years, his 2012 'Sida Mukyalo' debut album made a mark that has helped him claim and maintain his spot in the urban gospel music circles. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Nine Lives Showing This Weekend

[Observer] Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a daredevil billionaire on the top of his game. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Camp Comedy Set for UWEC

[Observer] There is no doubt that comedy is one of the most booming components in Uganda's entertainment industry. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Nakagga Wants Comedy to Pay Her Bills

[Observer] When a girl painfully chooses career over a relationship, then it is clear she has either struck 'gold' or the passion that drives her is too great for her to give up. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Club Mega Fest Returns to Masaka

[Observer] The Club Mega Fest returns to Masaka this weekend and Edward avenue will be turned into one big party zone. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Learning From Children's Dreams

[Observer] Every child has that one item they covet to possess. For my three-year-old son, it was a bike. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Ko-Jo Cue Thrills 'Presidential' Concert

[Ghana Star] Award-winning rapper, Ko-jo Cue, kept a large crowd up for hours with his back-to-back performance of his songs at his recent 'Ko-Jo Cue For President' concert at Alliance Franšaise in Accra. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: I'm Working On Uniting Sarkodie & M.anifest - Hammer

[Ghana Star] Record producer and CEO of The Last Two Music Group, Hammer has said he is working to bring beefing rappers, Sarkodie and M.anifest together again. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Funny Face's Divorce Affected Our Friendship - Actor Bismark

[Ghana Star] Actor Bismark The Joke has finally commented on Funny Face's marriage divorce. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Davido Is Africa's Instagram King

[Ghana Star] Award-winning Nigerian musician Davido is Africa's new king on Instagram with 2.9 million followers which makes him unseat Tanzanian hitmaker Diamond Platnumz, Naseeb Abdul Juma, who commands 2.7 million supporters. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: I'm a Tomboy but That Doesn't Mean I'm a Lesbian - Singer Eno

[Ghana Star] 'Touch Your Body' hitmaker, Eno in an interview with Joy FM has reacted to stories making the rounds that she's a lesbian. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Art Gallery Include Big Names for Omaruru Artists' Trail

[Namibia Economist] The National Art Gallery of Namibia will be taking part in this year's Omaruru Artists' Trail with a selection of works from some of Namibia's most appreciated artists. The trail is scheduled to take place next weekend on 23 and 24 September. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Peace Songs Needless - Ekow Micah

[Ghana Star] Reggae artiste, Ekow Micah has said what the country needs during this election period is education to promote tolerance and not peace songs which have currently become the norm. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Sarkodie Says Shatta Wale's 'Chop Kiss' Will Always Disgrace Him in Public

[Ghana Star] Mugeez of R2bees once disclosed that good music sounds like a bullet; it runs through your veins and make you wanna get up and dance. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Lofa Supt. Harps On Upholding Cultural Heritage

[LINA] Lofa County Superintendent George S. Dunor has called on Liberians to uphold and maintain their cultural heritage and practices as the nation strives to regain its pre-war status. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: New Film Aims to Inspire Trust in God

[Observer] The issue of survival and the quest for personal, positive transformation are concepts that nearly everyone living in present day Liberia can relate to. Many who have gone through a positive, personal transformation in their lives do acknowledge the role of God in their story. Some actually don't. However, even those who have not been as successful as others, whatever their reasons, have grappled with what role God did, did not, or perhaps should have played in their lives. Such is the theme of a new film (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Okpewho - Scribal Lord of Orature

[Guardian] It is truly sad news that Isidore Okpewho, unforgettably warm-hearted, civilized, accommodating and a gentleman without humbug, has passed on at the age of 74. A professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton since 1991, and a President of the International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa (ISOLA), he is acclaimed, across the world, as a virtuoso performer among authoritative figures in the research, practice and teaching of oral literature. After a First Class Honours degree in Clas (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Kewegu's Unique Cultural Heritage

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethnic Group: Kewegu (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwandans in U.S. to Celebrate Cultural Day

[Focus] Rwanda Cultural Day will - for the first - be celebrated in the USA at San Francisco's Marriott Marquis on September 24 where President Kagame will be the guest of honor. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: St Paul's University to Offer Free Film Training to Nakuru Youth

[Nation] St Paul's University Nakuru Campus will Friday host a free film workshop for 50 youth in Nakuru. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: NGO Organizing Libraries

[Ethiopian Herald] SHENO -- CODE Ethiopia said it would continue providing books of various titles to libraries across the country as it marked the 50th International Literacy Day in collaboration with Book Aid International and Sheno Town Culture and Tourism Office here yesterday. The Organization has organized 97 libraries in the country since its establishment 20 years back. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Musician Fights for Albino Rights

[VOA] As an albino, Cameroonian musician Mengue Ondou Etienne faced resistance when he first took to the stage 30 years ago. But now he is being honored as a trailblazer in the fight to end discrimination against albinos in Cameroon. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Another Score for Book of African Records

[The Herald] The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has approved The Book of African Records, a Zimbabwean publication that documents African achievements from a Pan-African point of view.This means that the book will now be found on the list of books recommended by the Ministry as a reference book just like the Guinness Book of World Records, suitable for learning. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Gravity Band Launches Debut Album

[Nation] Reggae band Gravity has finally released their debut album titled "The Force of Gravity". The band was scheduled to hold a live performance at the Alliance Francaise yesterday to launch the album, which they say; they've been working on for a year. (AllAfrica)

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