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Uganda: State Tortures Bobi Wine for the Truth - Besigye

[Monitor] Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has said the government is frustrating the music career of Kyadondo East MP Robert Sentamu Kyangulanyi alias Bobi Wine because he is speaking the truth and exposing their injustices. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: How Wasafi Festival Went Down in Mombasa - Photos

[Nairobi News] Bongo Star Diamond Platnumz led his team of Wasafi Records artistes in an electrifying performance at the Wasafi Festival in Mombasa. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Ugliest and Most Bizzare Showbiz Moments in 2018

[Nairobi News] Nairobi News has compiled the dramatic scenes involving artistes which shocked the entertainment industry. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Maama Fiina Vows to Mediate Bobi Wine, Bebe Cool Peace Talks

[Monitor] Yesterday during the Tondeka Ekiwatule mutima gwa Zaabu concert, Maama Fina was one of the invited guests at the show at Kiwatule, and besides donating shs4million towards Bebe Cool's cause, the traditional healer and businesswoman also known as Sophia Namutebi, said she will be mediating peace talks to reunite Bebe Cool with Bobi Wine and Jose Chameleone. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Miss Congo Wins Miss Africa Beauty Pageant

[Premium Times] Miss Congo, Dorcas Kasinde, has won the 2018 Miss Africa Beauty Pageant hosted by the Cross River Government. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Bobi Wine Supporters and Police Battle in Boxing Day Drama

[Nairobi News] It seems the powers that be in Uganda are hellbent on ensuring that opposition politician and musician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, doesn't enjoy Christmas. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Osinbajo to Unveil Igbo Museum

[Leadership] The Vice president, Professor Yemi Osibanjo is expected today in ancient Nri kingdom, Anaocha local government area of Anambra state to commission the Odinani museum which houses about 10,000 Igbo traditional artifacts. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: CIC Sweeps MLMA Awards

[Observer] Hip-Co rapper CIC walked away with the most awards at the 2018 MLMA (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Lib Life - Ridiculed for Pursuing Music, Now a Hit-Maker

[Observer] Emerging Liberian Afrobeats hit-maker, Jaredo. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius: Youth - Cash Prizes Offered to Winners of Street Dance Battle 2018

[Government of Mauritius] A ceremony to reward first and second prize winners of Street Dance Battle 2018, a competition aimed at providing a platform for young people to demonstrate their artistic and dance abilities, was held yesterday at the seat of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, in Port Louis. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Rainbow Spreads Joy of Reading At Christmas

[Guardian] In the spirit of Christmas, the Rainbow Book Club is calling out to the public to join hands with it to plant seed libraries in indigent communities, through its book donation drive. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mystery As Mapfumo Cancels Kariba Show

[New Zimbabwe] Touring music guru, Thomas Mapfumo on Christmas cancelled his Kariba show in a development which the organisers said was beyond their control. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Army, Police Quell Bobi Wine Protests in Kampala

[Monitor] A joint force of UPDF soldiers and police officers were Thursday deployed in several parts of Kampala city to quell protests following the cancellation of Bobi Wine's Boxing Day concert at Love Beach in Busabala, Wakiso District. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 'Being Born Disabled Brought Shame to My Family'

[New Zimbabwe] Born disabled 25 years ago in the small copper mining town of Mhangura, upcoming musician Tongai Gwaze says he is here to prove to all and sundry that every human being was created by God for a purpose. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 2018 Calabar Cultural Carnival Kicks-Off With 25 States

[Premium Times] At least 25 states of the federation have so far graced the 2018 Calabar Cultural Carnival which began in Calabar, Cross River State, on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Sammie Okposo Blasts Akpororo

[Vanguard] Popular gospel singer, Sammie Okposo believes in 'practicing what you preach.' And that's why he came down heavily on comedian cum gospel artiste, Akpororo for taking off his shirt while performing at a street praise Jamz in Lagos. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Cosmetic Dealer, Obah Emerges Winner At Next Titan Season 5 Show

[Guardian] Founder of Bodylikemilk Skincare & Cosmetics, Ogechukwu Obah, has emerged winner at this year's reality TV show, called The Next Titan.The programme, which is in its fifth series is organised by Bravopoint Limited offers opportunities to Small Medium Entrepreneurs (SMEs) in Nigeria with innovative business ideas. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Six Nigerian Breakout Stars, Viral Sensations of 2018

[Premium Times] In 2018, some unknown faces became stars on the cyberspace while others saw their fame grow, all thanks to social media. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Making and Knowing - How Theatre Helps to Explore a City's Identity

[The Conversation Africa] What gives an urban area a particular quality? What is the mood, feeling or atmosphere that makes a "place"? (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 8 Kenyan Celebrities Who Welcomed Their Babies in 2018

[Nairobi News] Nairobi News takes a look at some of the prominent Kenyan celebs who became mothers or fathers in 2018. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: 8 Top East African Celebrity Couples Who Broke Up in 2018

[Nairobi News] Nairobi News takes a look at celebs who parted ways with their partners in 2018 (AllAfrica)

South Africa: American Comedian Jim Gaffigan On Coming to SA - 'I'm Just So Excited to Come Down and Explore'

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer and producer Jim Gaffigan is coming to South Africa for a two-date tour which will stop in Johannesburg at the Teatro Theatre, Montecasino on Friday 28 December 2018, and in Cape Town at the CTICC, Auditorium 1, on Saturday, 5 January 2019. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Winky D Fails to Perform As Violence Erupts

[The Herald] Wallace Chirumiko, popularly known as Winky D, failed to perform in Kwekwe after irate fans turned violent and pelted the stage with beer bottles and cans just as the artiste prepared to go on stage. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Frost's Dialogues On Faith With Billy Graham

[Guardian] For 30 years, Billy Graham and the author Sir David Frost fascinated television audiences with their conversations about God, the bible and Graham's decades' long ministry. Frost asked the questions that millions of viewers wanted to ask. Graham answered them with authenticity and grace. In this book, put together by Frost, with engaging honesty, Graham tells stories of his earliest crusades, his civil rights escapades and his role as a spiritual mentor to several American presidents. He also speaks about (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: All the Thrills At the Maiden Edition of Superfest

[Guardian] On Saturday, December 23rd, 2018, fans and supporters of hip-hop maverick Naeto C were treated to a day of fun and entertainment in celebration of the artist's 10-year anniversary. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Greensprings Pupils Display Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' At Christmas Show

[Guardian] Secondary school students of Greensprings School at Lekki, Lagos, have astonished the audience during the school's Christmas show with their breathtaking performance of the "Africanised' version of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." (AllAfrica)

Africa: The Gossip That Got You Going in 2018

[allAfrica] Cape Town -As the new year approaches, it seems like every year is dubbed 'a year like no other', But 2018 truly was more dramatic than many other years in recent memory. From the stories of loss, love, recklessness, stardom and more, it is the blend that has captivated all aspects of African culture in 2018. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Second Annual Bakau Festival Underway

[The Point] The second edition of annual Bakau cultural, dialogue, socialization and discussion festival is currently underway at different location in the coastal town. The two-week festival is organized by Bakau Youth Development Association (BYDA). (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Fatou Laobe to Storm Gambia On New Year Eve

[The Point] Management of the Coco Ocean Resort and Spa has concluded their end of year arrangement for both Christmas and New Year celebrations for not just only their regular visitors and customers, but for everyone to join in welcoming the New Year 2019 with one of the popular international musicians, Fatou Laobe. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Lawyers Attack Police Over Blocking Bobi Wine Concerts

[Monitor] Kampala -Police's continued blocking of music shows of singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, dominated the Uganda Law Society (ULS) quarterly report released on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Grammy Winners Morgan Heritage to Join Diamond Platnumz for 'Banned' Concert

[Nairobi News] Morgan Heritage are expected to share the stage with Tanzanian crooner Diamond Platnumz with whom they collaborated in the song 'Hallelujah'. (AllAfrica)

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