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Egypt: Cairo Recovers Stolen Pyramid Pieces

[Egypt Online]Egypt recovered fragments from the pyramid of Cheops that have been stolen by some Germans. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Tola$$mo, the K-Word, an Apology and Search for Reconciliation

[Daily Maverick]A day before brand ambassador, TV reality star and popular comedian Mongezi Ngcobondwane, aka TolA$$Mo, and his wife, designer Mome Mahlangu, were due to appear in court to face charges including attempted murder and assault, the couple publicly apologised to the man they originally claimed had racially insulted them. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Dance 100 Percent Showcases Hidden Talent

[Daily News]THE ongoing Dance 100% competition has been hailed as an ideal platform that gives youth a chance to showcase their talent. The competition's semifinals last Saturday saw five groups making to the final. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tanzania Top Model Takes Off Without Sparkle

[Daily News]WITH a lacklustre atmosphere the second season of Tanzania Top Model was launched on Wednesday night at JB Belmont Hotel in Dar es Salaam. Compared to the launch of the first season the event was a disappointment. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: East African Motion Capture Studio Opens in Kigali

[New Times]Africa Digital Media Academy has opened only East African motion capture studio in Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Kenzo to Perform After International Success

[Observer]Musician Eddy Kenzo (born Edrisa Musazi) has been in the media of recent for the wrong reasons - beating up Ddembe FM's Isaac Katende, aka Kasuku. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Zim's Butterfly Gets Into Big Brother House

[New Zimbabwe]BUTTERFLY, real name Tariro Mharapara, has been chosen to represent Zimbabwe at the Big Brother Africa Hotshots season 9. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Christopher, Knowless in Kenya for Video Shoots

[New Times]Songstress Knowless and Christopher are in Malindi, Kenya where they are filming their latest music videos 'Umutima' and 'Agatima', respectively. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: All Is Set for the Club Mega Fest

[Observer]It is the Club Mega Fest and is happening this Saturday at Namboole stadium. On Tuesday, Sam Hooper, the brand manager of Club beer, took journalists on a site inspection tour of Namboole, to show them what Fenon Productions is setting up for the show. From the look of things, all that is left for one is to get those dancing shoes out of the closet and get ready to party for 12 hours, non-stop. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mukanya Ready to Drop New Album

[The Herald]Dr Thomas Mapfumo's much-awaited album "Dangerzone" is set to drop on October 15, his record label Chimurenga Music Company has said. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: P-Square Releases Double Trouble Album

[Leadership]Arguably Africa's most popular pop duo, P-Square has added another feather to its cap with the release of its latest album, Double Trouble. Considering the publicity and the reviews which have greeted the release, it suffices to say that the release may be their best work so far. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: Peter Tosh Remembered in Style

[Times of Zambia]LAST Saturday to Sunday morning, late reggae legend Peter Tosh's disciples converged at the Munda Wanga Botanic Gardens in Lusaka to commemorate his 27th anniversary. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Latest - Butterphly for Big Brother Africa

[The Herald]Radio and television presenter Butterphly, real name Tariro Mharapara, will represent Zimbabwe in Big Brother Africa - Hotshots that is scheduled to start next month in South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Ready to Fly in BBA . . . Meet Zim Housemate Dj Butterphly

[The Herald]Radio personality Tariro Mharapara - affectionately known as Butterphly - will represent Zimbabwe in the Big Brother Africa Hotshots. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Sulu Honours Dad

[The Herald]Dendera musician Sulumani Chimbetu will tomorrow night perform at Mushandirapamwe Hotel in Highfield in a "Black and White" party show that is meant to honour his late father. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Tiwa Savage's 'Dress Sense'

[Leadership]Honestly, Tiwa Savage is good at what she does. As an actress, model and musician, her introduction into the Nigerian music industry gave female musicians hope that they could compete favorably with the men as pop stars. Writing as someone who has seen Savage perform on stage, I still haven't seen any Nigerian female musician who can match her energy on stage. Yes, her voice is a strong selling point. Any female musician who wants to make it as a pop star in this country should use Savage's career as a blu (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ekiti Music Star, Elemure Dies At 71, Fayemi, Others Mourn

[Daily Independent]Ado-Ekiti -Foremost Ekiti music maestro, High Chief Peter Ogunyemi (alias Elemure) is dead. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Our Native Languages Matter Too

[RNW Africa]Hilversum, Netherlands -What's in a name? What's in a language? When I was growing up, I was very proud of my name. Shaun is a good-sounding name I think; very international, and it fits into the Anglo-Saxon tradition quite well. It was only when I migrated to Europe that I started having doubts. ' How come you have such a typically Irish name?' is a question I'm frequently asked. I often think that the underlying question usually is, 'don't they have names where you come from?' (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Thusong Booklet to Tell Success Stories

[]As part of the Thusong Service Centre week, Communications Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will today launch the Thusong Success Stories Booklet at Leretlhabetse Thusong Service Centre, in Moretele Municipality, North West. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: First Three Big Brother Hotshots

[Namibia Economist]Big BrotherAfrica fans will no longer have to wait until the launch of the show on 5 October 2014 to meet the Big Brother Hotshots housemates. M-Net and series producers Endemol SA unveiled the names of the first three participating housemates live on the official Big Brother Website, which was launches at 14:00 CAT on yesterday. The first three house mates are Alusa from Kenya, Butterply from Zimbabwe and Ellah from Uganda. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Chez Ntemba Hosts DJ Dollarbill's Birthday Party

[The Herald]Chez Ntemba Night Club (Upstairs) will tomorrow host DJ Dollarbill's birthday bash featuring a stellar line-up of DJs starting at 8pm. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Death of Elemure Will Bring Hardship - Family

[Vanguard]Ikole (Ekiti) - The death of Chief Elemure Ogunyemi, a popular Ekiti traditional musician, has been described as a big blow that will bring hardship to the family. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Why I Became a One-Man Band--Tony Benson

[Vanguard]Tony Benson, son of late music legend Bobby Benson, is pushing 67, at least that may in part explain why he isn't so much known in this generation of hip-hop music. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Busola Oke Features LKT Others in New Album Emimimo

[Vanguard]Busola Oke a.k.a Eleyele, a gospel singer, who has been absent from the music scene for a while has returned with a release of a new album titled 'Emimimo' which translates to 'Holy Spirit' in English language. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Concours Plans Ready

[The Star]THIS year's Concours d'Elegance motorshow will feature 70 cars and 40 bikes from East African countries as well as entries from South Africa, main sponsor Commercial Bank of Africa has announced. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Slice International Set for Reunion

[The Herald]A possible reunion of the famed group Slice International is expected this November when one of the founding members Tinos "Slicey T" Viriri returns from his base in Canada for a series of gigs scheduled for Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Korede Bello Wins Again

[Daily Independent]Fast-rising Marvin Records singer, Korede Bello last Saturday at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos again won at the 2014 Ping Naija Awards. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Her Style - Buying Cheap 'Is Expensive in the Long Run'

[New Times]Darla Rudakubana is a communications expert currently working with the Ministry of Gender and Family promotion. She says what someone wears can also be a form of communication. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Debate - Do Celebrities Get Away With Crime More Than Ordinary People? (yes, Their Titles Are Hard to Ignore)

[New Times]It wouldn't be unfair to say that Oscar Pistorius got off easy for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. It was a case that had a lot of publicity and quite a lot of people are still questioning the honourable judge's decision but, that's none of my business. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Sudan Documentary Wins People's Award in Canada

[Radio Dabanga]Toronto -The documentary film, Beats of the Antonov, shot and directed by the Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka has won the People's Choice Documentary Award at the 39th International Film Festival of Toronto in Canada. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Davido, 2face, P-Square Dominate Channel O Awards

[Vanguard]Nigerian artists led the way with 28 nominations at the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards 2014. (AllAfrica)

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