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South Africa: The List of Art Destroyed at the University of Cape Town

[GroundUp] David Goldblatt and Breyten Breytenbach condemn "censorship" (AllAfrica)

South Africa: It's Cold Outside Zuma's ANC. but There's Little Warmth Left Inside

[The Conversation Africa] In the liberation struggle against apartheid a small number of white people joined the battle to overthrow the South African regime. One of them, academic Raymond Suttner, was first arrested in 1975 and tortured with electric shocks because he refused to supply information to the police. He then served eight years in prison because of his underground activities for the African National Congress and South African Communist Party. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Joburg Mayor Extends Condolences On the Loss of 50/50 Presenter

[News24Wire] City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has extended his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of producer and presenter, Johann Botha, following his death in Johannesburg on Wednesday night. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Nigerian Singer Iyanya Recording Collabo with Khaligraph Jones

[Nation] Nigerian singer Iyanya is working a collabo with Kenyan hip hop artist Khaligraph Jones. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Memoirs of an Activist - 'The Real Heroes of the HIV Struggle Are Still Unknown'

[Bhekisisa] In a new book, Mark Heywood reflects on love, justice and haunting lessons from the past. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Firm Demanding Sh1.5 Million from Artist Radio for 'Wild' Conduct

[Nation] Entertainment firm Real Sounds Limited is demanding UGX 56 million (Sh1.5 million) from Popular Ugandan musician Mowzey Radio. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Former Deputy PM Mutambara's New Book an Inspiring Read?

[Zimbabwe Independent] Arthur Mutambara's In Search of the Elusive Zimbabwean Dream: An Autobiography of Thought Leadership, Vol 1. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Chimurenga Group in Collaboration With Chipfumo

[New Zimbabwe] Upcoming Chumurenga music outfit, Dzanambira, has collaborated with talented musician, Progress Chipfumo, in their yet to be titled forthcoming eight track album expected any time next month. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Is Kenyan Music Really That Poorly Composed?

[Nation] There are several platforms in Kenya supporting local and East African content, but few keep it real, exclusive and strictly Kenyan. Some Kenyan radio stations do not play Kenyan music at all. They blame it on poor quality. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: 'Wonder Woman' Needs New Workwear

[Citizen] The film industry is celebrating last weekend's release of Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman as a triumph - reportedly the most successful opening for a female director in the history of Hollywood. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: SA Rapper K.O. Wows Kitwe Patrons

[Times of Zambia] South African hip hop maestro Ntokozo Mdluli, popularly known by his stage name, KO, last weekend mesmerized revellers who congregated at Kitwe's Mindolo Dam for the colourfest 2017 music gig. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Will Singer Bobi Wine Win Kyadondo East MP Seat?

[Monitor] Wakiso -As the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament by-election looms large, political campaigns are on and the tough race has attracted six candidates-all jostling for the Parliamentary seat. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Jumbo Trust Hosts 'Dinner Under the Stars'

[The Herald] South Africa-based designer Thembani Mbochwa will continue with his passion to spread environmental conservation message when he joins hands with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate as well as Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority for a campaign centred on elephants. Through the Afro Jumbo Trust, Mubochwa and his partners will on June 14 work with the ministry and the authority to host a fundraising dinner for the campaign to raise awareness about elephants. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: A Chat From London - Media Mocks the Rolling Stones - Reason? They're Old!

[Citizen] Last week, one of London's major tabloids published a couple of photographs from a private Rolling Stones birthday party. I do not really understand English humour sometimes (regardless of my 20 years of living here), but what I gathered was mockery. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: David Roddie Elated At Working With Bongo Flava Artistes

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -One month ago news broke that Bongo Flava artiste Malaika who has now rebranded as Queen Malaika had signed a deal with Scottish producer David Roddie who owns Urban Studios in Glasgow. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Bridging the Gaps in African Music At Coke Studio

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Coke Studio is here and as usual the expectation is rather high especially after the dissolution of the different blocks to form one Pan- African entity. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Zari to Manage Ivan's Estates

[Citizen] Kampala -When socialite and businessman Ivan Semwanga passed on two weeks ago at Steve Biko Hospital in Pretoria, his ex-wife Zari Hassan promised to take care of their three sons. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Making People Happy With My Music, My Greatest Accomplishment - Wizkid

[Vanguard] Multiple award-winning pop star, Wizkid has said that making people happy with his music remains one of his greatest accomplishments in life. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Tuface Pledges to Donate Proceeds to UNHCR for IDPs, Refugees

[Vanguard] Music icon, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tuface, has pledged to donate the proceeds from his song to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Nigeria, to assist Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Indigenous Rapper, Blixxy Seals Deal With U.S.-Based Company

[Vanguard] Frontline indigenous rapper, Blessed Okoh, popularly known as Blixxy D RapKing, who debuted in 2015, with his hit song, "Irionor" is set to make his international presence in the American music scene. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: RMD Woos Fans for Ogus Baba's Comedy Show

[Vanguard] Popular comedian Akpobome Ogude, a.k.a, Ogus Baba, may not have been forthcoming in hyping his upcoming comedy show, "Ogus Baba Laugh Goes On." But his mentor, Richard Mofe Damijo, RMD, has taken it upon himself to do so, as he galvanizes support for him on his Instagram page. The veteran actor took to his Instagram page, yesterday, to plead with fans to show the original Warri Boy some love. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Diamond Coming Back to Rwanda

[New Times] Tanzanian music sensation Diamond Platinumz is set to return to Rwanda for a performance at the beginning of July. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Runtown, Sheebah to Perform in Kigali

[New Times] Nigerian star Runtown and Ugandan diva Sheebah are set to stage a show in the Rwandan capital Kigali on September 23, it has emerged. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Full Dose of Laughter At 'Seka Live'

[New Times] Kigingi had last appeared on a local comedy stage in June 2015, when Ugandan comedian Anne Kansiime performed at the Kigali Serena outdoor marquee. In a show of how much his fans had been awaiting his return; he got a mini standing ovation from sections of the crowd when he took to the stage. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Norway to Digitise Nigerian Books

[Premium Times] The Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Jens-Petter Kjemprud, on Thursday announced the readiness of the National Library of Norway to sign a letter of intent for the digitalisation of books for Nigerians in Norway. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Tuface Pledges to Donate Proceeds IDPs, Refugees

[Vanguard] Music icon, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tuface, has pledged to donate the proceeds from his song to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Nigeria, to assist Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Free State Arts, Culture and Recreation Hosts Social Cohesion Summit

[Govt of SA] On 7 June 2017, the Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation convened a Social Cohesion Church Leaders Summit at the Kingdom Ministries in Welkom where over 1000 delegates dressed in black and red from various church denominations, community and public sector institutions attended. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: TV Presenter Johann Botha Killed in Armed Robbery

[allAfrica] Popular presenter Johann Botha was shot during a robbery at a bar in the Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg. The owner of the bar was also killed, according to a tweet by Pretoria FM reporter, Anton Meijer. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Attempted Hijacking Incident On Miss South Africa

[SAPS] Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has learnt with shock that a brazen attempted armed hijacking of Miss South Africa, Miss Nel-Peters. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Yvonne Chaka Chaka to be Honoured at 2017 BET Awards

[BET Africa] Today, BET Networks revealed iconic R&B group New Edition will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 "BET Awards". In addition, multi--Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist and singer-songwriter, Chance the Rapper, will receive the evening's Humanitarian Award presented by Walmart. Internationally, Ilwad Elman and Yvonne Chaka Chaka will be honored with the 2017 BET International Global Good Star and Power Awards, which recognize individuals championing endeavors to positively impact (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 2face Pays Tribute to Mandela At Soweto Home

[Vanguard] Just a few weeks after his withdrawal as one of the judges on popular reality TV music show, The Voice Nigeria, with reason of commitments to other things, African Queen crooner, Innocent '2face' Idibia, visited the Soweto home of Late Nelson Mandela to pay tributes, while on an all-expense paid vacation to South Africa, fully sponsored by Campari, to which 2face is a brand ambassador. (AllAfrica)

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