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South Africa: What Book Thieves Tell Us About Reading Culture

[The Conversation Africa] The catalogue of the Johannesburg Public Library in South Africa contains a poignant entry - "Biko, Steve. Long 0verdue". (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Frans Matlala Appointed As New SABC CEO

[News24Wire] Frans Matlala has been appointed as the SABC's new chief executive officer, saying "I need to acknowledge the honour I've been given". (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Lupita Nyong'o Leads Fight Against Elephant Poaching

[Capital FM] Lupita Nyong'o is leading a campaign against elephant poaching. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Whale Rescued During Billabong Pro

[News24Wire] While international surfing stars rode the waves at the Billabong Pro in Ballito, a dramatic rescue played out beyond the break on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Why a Little Known South African Trended On Twitter At the Weekend

[The Daily Vox] South African ethics tutor and occasional writer for publications like The Guardian and The Mary Sue Tauriq Moosa trended on Twitter this weekend after quitting the social media platform. FATIMA MOOSA explains why. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Eddy Kenzo Is an Inspiration

[Observer] Top Ugandan musician Edrisah Musuuza, popularly known as Eddy Kenzo, has made history by winning the prestigious Black Entertainment Television (BET) award. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Eddy Kenzo Wins BET for East Africa

[Observer] With Channel O awards gone, artistes that invest millions in music videos now have the MTV MAMAs - which can only accommodate a few African acts - the BET awards and MTV EMAs which have all carried a sole slot for Best International Act, Africa. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Ali Kiba Promises to Bring His a-Game to Coke Studio

[Nation] Bongo flava crème Del crème Ali Saleh Kiba aka Alikiba is in Kenya for the recording of "Coke Studio Africa, Season 3". (AllAfrica)

Africa: Norman Rockwell's Art Brings UN Values to Life, Says Ban

[UN News] Opening a special ceremony at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the Organization is honoured to host a "one-of-a-kind" exhibition of UN-inspired paintings and artwork by legendary American illustrator Norman Rockwell. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Somanje Estate Row Spills Into Court

[The Herald] The dispute over the late musician Daiton Somanje's estate is expected to be settled at the Master of the High Court today. Daiton's relatives said they wanted the late musician's second wife, Esther Musango, to share the royalties with his children. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Packs a Punch With Pharell Woolies Spoof

[The Daily Vox] Earlier this year, Woolworths teamed up with US musician Pharell Williams in a campaign called "Are You With Us? #PharellWithWoolies", which aimed to "call together everyone around the world who believes that a better tomorrow is possible when we all do our part". But BDS South Africa has a whole new take on the campaign - literally a whole, new take. FIRDAUS KHAN explains. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Bantaba With Alagie Mbaye, Award Winning Griot

[Daily Observer] The role of a griot is more than just a story-telling. He or she is a genealogists, singer, and deliverer of social or diplomatic messages, war rouser, general joke telling and buffoonery and is highly prized at traditional celebrations. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Sponsors Dump Miss Zim Trust?

[The Herald] Repeated scandals seem to have hit the Miss Zimbabwe Trust where it matters - in the pocket. The prizes for the current beauty queen are significantly worth less than what the claimant to the crown last year garnered before she exited the stage unceremoniously following the purported leaking of her nude pictures. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Nyari Releases Single Featuring Chiwoniso

[The Herald] Nyari Mashayamombe yesterday released her music single titled "Cry", which features the late Chiwoniso Maraire. The song, which talks about "girl child abuse", was recorded in 2012 and set for release the following year but was delayed because of Chiwoniso's death. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Dancehall Stars to Celebrate Phatisani's Birthday

[The Herald] Several dancehall musicians unite for the birthday of Star FM's presenter Pathisani Sibanda to be held at the City Sports Bar on Friday. The line-up includes dancehall heavyweights Killer T, Seh Calaz, Kinna, Guspy Warrior, Freeman and Mosstaff. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Musarurwa On UK Debut Tour

[The Herald] Afro-Jazz musician Prince Kudakwashe Musarurwa is set to make his debut United Kingdom tour this September. Musarurwa will share the stage with dendera musician Suluman Chimbetu and Zim dancehall "doctor" Freeman. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: New Writer Offers Advice for Girls

[The Herald] It is refreshing to note that the new crop of Zimbabwean writers is not sticking to fiction only but diversifying genres in which to express their views on society. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: ZGS Hosts Staged Reading of Fugard's 'No Good Friday'

[The Herald] Despite winter's unfriendly embrace on Saturday, theatre lovers were packed at the Zimbabwe German Society to witness a staged reading of Athol Fugard's play titled "No Good Friday" which was directed by Sandra "Goliath" Chidawanyika as part of Almasi Collaborative Arts' ongoing director mentee programme which is being facilitated by veteran theatre educator Julia Wharton. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Initiation Deaths Totally Unnecessary - Commission

[News24Wire] It was "totally unnecessary" that young men have died as a result of botched circumcisions, the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) said on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

North Africa: The Coming Revolution in North Africa - the Struggle for Climate Justice'

[Fahamu] In an interview, the editors of this new book say their goal is to counteract the dominant neoliberal discourse on climate change in Arabic, and point to the need for a revolutionary alternative grounded in justice. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Comedy No Longer Regarded As Job for Dropouts - MC Abbey

[Leadership] Abiodun Olopade, a comedian, popularly known as "MC Abbey", said the profession had grown in leaps and bounds, and no longer regarded as a job for dropouts. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Adams Bodomo Delivers Inaugural Lecture At University of Vienna

[Fahamu] Bodomo argued for the study of African languages not only for the languages themselves, as important as they are and for the cultures associated with them, but also from linguistic and literary perspectives. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Music Producer Offers Help for State House Trespass Suspect

[Nation] A trespass suspect held for scaling a perimeter wall and entering State House has been ordered back into custody. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Pentecostalism Portrayed in Home Movie

[Cameroon Tribune] The advent of Pentecostal churches with their demonstration of Holy Ghost power has particularly caught the attention of popular Cameroonian actresses like Sylvester Bright Mukete, Kien Renaisse and Faith Samo. Cameron's movie industry, Colly Wood, is hardly indifferent to this other form of Christianity as often practised with the outward show of piety. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Miss Uganda Contestants Learn About Agriculture

[Monitor] In a bid to interest more young people into agriculture, the Miss Uganda Foundation organised a boot-camp at the National Crops Resources Research Institute-Namulonge. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Bugisu Gets Cultural Leader

[Monitor] Mbale. The Bugisu general assembly has elected Mr Bob Mushikori as the new Umukuka of the Inzu Ya Masaba (cultural leader) in an election conducted at Inzu Hall in Malukhu, Mbale District, on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Free Your Mind Presents 'Le Chokola'

[Namibian] IT'S been seven years since a gang of wisecracking unemployed youths took loans from their mothers, brothers and cousins to put together a show bent on waxing hysterical about life, love and lunacy in Namibia. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Eastern Creativity Wows Mirinda Miss Teen

[Observer] It was a busy weekend for the judges of this year's Mirinda Miss Teen. The long trip east took them to Mbale, Iganga and, finally, Jinja. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Star Trail - Fille Enjoys Teens Fan Base, But...

[Observer] Fille and her manager-cum-baby-daddy-cum- fiancé, MC Kats, will forever be grateful to Buzz Events and Crown Beverages, the key sponsors of Mirinda Miss Teen. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Fashion - to Cut or Not Cut Your Hair?

[Observer] There is a trend set by Hollywood socialite Amber Rose. This Kanye West ex is one of the most popular women with very short hair. She pulled off the look 100 per cent. There is a tendency by some girls in Uganda to try and copy that trend. Before you ask the barber to turn your thick mane grown over years into a few locks on your scalp, you need to ask yourself whether you are really ready or not. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Jennifer Obi Emerges As the Most Beautiful Model in Nigeria

[Leadership] It was indeed a historical event as the much anticipated models' contest took centre stage on June 13, 2015 at Sheraton Hotels, Abuja. (AllAfrica)

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