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    10-Aug-2017 to 19:27

    Burkinabe cinema director Adama Traoré dies

    APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — Burkina Faso movie director Adama Traoré died Wednesday in Ouagadougou at the age of 61, the Ministry of Culture said in a statement.

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    03-Aug-2017 to 06:58

    S/African musician Hugh Masekela to stage play in Soweto

    APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Two months after undergoing a medical procedure‚ South Africa’s legendary musician Hugh Masekela has set aside his musical talent to direct a theatre production.

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    27-Jul-2017 to 20:53

    Rwanda: Govt to enforce music royalty law

    APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwandan businesses that fail to pay artists’ royalties will face legal action in line with the 2009 law on intellectual property.

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    24-Jul-2017 to 10:35

    Burkina’s 1st Arts, Traditional Music Festival set for October

    APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — The first edition of Culture and Traditional Music Urban Festival of Burkina Faso (FEMUB) will take place from October 12 to 15, the committee organization announced.

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    21-Jul-2017 to 13:30

    UNHCR urges Swaziland to stop harmful customs

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — The United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHCR) wants Swaziland to get rid of customary practices that are harmful to women and children.

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    20-Jul-2017 to 11:52

    UNESCO grants South Africa 9th World Heritage Site

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s ‡Khomani Cultural Landscape has been added to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) prestigious list as the ninth World Heritage Site in the country, APA learnt on Wednesday.

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    18-Jul-2017 to 17:45

    S/African gov’t offers funds to support black filmmakers

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government, in an effort to assist the development of the country’s black filmmakers, will spend US$7.7 million to support emerging black filmmakers, according to a Trade and Industry Ministry official, who announced this on Tuesday.

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