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South Africa: The Shirley Goodness Legacy - Chris Van Wyk Tribute

[The Journalist]South African writer, poet and activist, Christopher van Wyk, passed away last week at the age of 57, after a prolonged battle with cancer. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Linda Ikeji Blog Removed By Google

[Premium Times]Popular news and entertainment blog, Linda Ikeji, was taken down Wednesday by tech firm, Google, after a row allegedly over the originality of the blog's contents. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: MTV Base Apologises Over 'Best Nigerian Songs' Blunder

[Premium Times]Music channel, MTV Base, has offered an apology to Nigerians over its controversial "best naija songs ever" list it aired on October 1, Nigeria's Independence Day. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyan Artists Pay Tribute to Westgate Victims

[The Star]Stories from the Mall cast hold white candles in remembrance of the Westgate attack which left 67 people dead. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Indian Fusion Elates Dar Audience

[Daily News]New Delhi-based eight-member 'Soul Samvaad' leader Murad Ali (third right and partly hidden), joins other members of the group to provide musical sounds as the traditional Kathak dancer, Mahua Shankar, displays some of the ancient dance steps, at the Indian Cultural Centre, along the Oysterbay coastline on Tuesday evening. (Photo by Iman Mani) (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Court Blesses Miss Tanzania Pageant

[Daily News]MISS Tanzania beauty pageant slated for October 11, this year, at Mlimani City Hall in Dar es Salaam, will proceed as planned. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Zahabu's Kitenge and Modern Mushanana

[New Times]At the recently concluded Rwanda Day in Atlanta, fashion designer Francis Zahabu impressed the Diaspora with an exhibition of locally made fashion designs. His designs are a blend of Kitenge and ordinary fabric which gives a wide range of options on how and when to wear the designs. The designs exhibited can be worn to parties, office, dinners and weddings. However, the icing on the cake was his remake of the beautiful traditional piece, the mushanana. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tanzanian Makes Top 20 At Miss Grand International

[Daily News]TANZANIAN representative Lorraine Marriot emerged on the Top 20 Best in National Costume, during this year's Miss Grand International at the Coronation Night held at Indoor Stadium Huamark in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: German Jazz Band to Perform in Kigali

[New Times]A jazz ensemble from German on Sunday will perform for the first time in Rwanda. The concert is free and it will be held at Kigali Serena Hotel starting at 7pm. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Hotshots Updates - Frankie Joe Talks About His Battle With a Skin Ailment

[New Times]Day Three in the big brother house took on a more somber mood as biggie pries to see which relationships are budding. Big brother summons each housemate for a brief chat, asking them about the developing relationships in the house. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: King James Thrills Crowds in Musanze

[New Times]King James delivered a taste of R&B style to a cheerful crowd on Tuesday evening during the launch of the "Integrated Mother and Child Health" campaign in Musanze District. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Dar Braces for American Rapper T.I

[Daily News]WHILE only few days remain before the 2014 Serengeti Fiesta grand finale in Dar, nothing makes happy most of the fans in Tanzania as they prepare to welcome one of the world's Hip hop heavyweights in the country. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Nation to Build Human Origin Museum

[ERTA]The National Museum of Ethiopia is going to build a new museum dedicated totally for exhibiting human evolution, skeleton and tools. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Jazz Star, Steve Bedi, Performs Birthday Song for Gomani V

[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -Renowned Ghanaian jazz star, Steve Bedi, Saturday evening spared time to perform a birthday song before the Ngoni's Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani V upon learning that it was the chief's birthday. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Mighty Joe Ready to Launch Double Album in November

[Foroyaa]Mighty Joe is ready to launch double album again at the Alliance Francaise come November 8. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Linda Ikeji Thanks Supporters, Says She's Working On New Website

[Premium Times]Popular blogger, Linda Ikeji, by Thursday morning was still working on setting up a new website to replace her Blogger site, which was shut down by Google on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Online TV Nominated for International Award

[The Herald]Online television Hona TV founded by two local filmmakers has been nominated at the United Kingdom African Music Awards to be held next month. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Of Talent Shows, Winners

[The Herald]The Harare edition of "Zim Has Got Talent" was held last week and 11-year-old boy called Sean dazzled the audience with his fancy footwork. People at the show applauded the youngster for his talent and there are high hopes that he will make a mark in the national finals later this month. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Crossing the Bridge Exhibition Opens

[The Herald]An exhibition titled "Crossing the Bridge" that combines works of two award winning artists, Israel Israel and Forbes Mushipe will be officially opened today at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Luciano Cancels Harare Tour

[The Herald]Roots reggae artiste Luciano, who was scheduled to perform at the Sting 2014 show in Harare on November 1, has called off his tour over ill health and the Ebola outbreak in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Luciano Cancels Africa Tour On Ebola Fears

[Malawi24]Reggae singer Luciano has cancelled his trip to Africa in which he would also perform in Malawi because of fears associated with the spreading Ebola panic in western Africa. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Graham Hancock to Present Full Day Seminars in South Africa

[Biz-Community]Graham Hancock, known for his books, The Sign and The Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, Heaven's Mirror and Underworld: Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age, will be presenting full day seminars called 'Magicians of the Gods' in South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Singer Bambino Extols Gambia-Guinea Ties - As He Arrives for 20th Anniversary

[Daily Observer]Renowned Guinean singer, Saikouba Bambino, has extolled the relationship that exists between the Republics of The Gambia and Guinea, noting that these are two countries that "share many things in common". (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Chaduka Releases New Film

[The Herald]Local film producer, Forget Chaduka has released a new film titled "Chadhuuka Part 2". Chaduka said they were happy that they came up with the production after their successful debut project released early this year. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Brickhill's Body Expected Today

[The Herald]The body of Paul Brickhill who died of arthritic cancer in South Africa is expected in the country today with a private burial slotted for Friday, a close family friend has said. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Dandaro Inn Hosts D-Train Birthday Bash

[The Herald]Celebrated old skool DJ Ronald Chiwanza who is more popularly by the stage name D-Train will tomorrow throw a birthday big party at Dandaro Inn nestled in the Exhibition Park. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: It's a Wrap for the First Cape Town Fringe

[SA Info]As the organisers of the inaugural Cape Town Fringe call a wrap on the 11-day festival, which offered up a mix of theatre, puppetry, comedy, music, physical theatre and family fare, they say the numbers attained have set them on the same growth path as other festivals they've studied - particularly their World Fringe Alliance partner festivals in Amsterdam, Prague and New York. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Acoustic Reggae

[Namibian]Namibia's most celebrated reggae artist Ras Sheehama will be gracing the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre's terrace for an acoustic show on 24 October. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Breathe, DDLJ Fans, Breathe!

[The Star]A rumour is always just that; false until proven otherwise. So when the news hit the grapevine that Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was going to be taken away from Maratha Mandir all Simran and Raj fans were in dismay. DDLJ is now 19 years old. This romantic film made people name their kids Raj and Simran in the early 1990s after watching this film that starred Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Must There Be Meaning in an Artwork?

[The Star]Must there be meaning in an artwork? American Wall Street broker turned artist Jeff Koons (born 1955) says: "No! The meaning is only what one sees." Working in Pop Art tradition, appropriating an art status to mundane objects, Koons -- intending or not -- reflects Western civilisation's narcissism and greediness for glamour. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Physical Theatre Treat - Our Pick of the Fringe Fest's First Week

[Daily Maverick]The first Cape Town Fringe in well underway, offering an overwhelming number of entertainment options. Look no further, discerning Daily Maverick folks: we've found you a winner. (AllAfrica)

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