11-Sep-2019 to 16:04

Botswana under UN pressure to sign cultural rights treaty

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Fernand de Varennes has expressed disappointment at Botswana’s failure to sign the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

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04-Sep-2019 to 12:30

King Mswati’s son unveils girlfriend during Reed Dance ceremony

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — King Mswati III’s third son has unveiled his girlfriend during the annual Reed Dance ceremony, becoming the first of the king's children to publicly reveal their partner.

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26-Aug-2019 to 11:27

EAGT gives verdicts over Burundi-Rwanda culture war

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Organizers of the cultural event taking place in Nairobi have stressed that Rwandan drummers are legal residents of their country, and therefore, legitimate contestants of the show, in a statement obtained Monday by APA in Kigali.

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25-Aug-2019 to 08:11

Salvos of a Rwanda-Burundi 'drum war'?

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — In a move that could spark a potential 'drum war' between Burundi and Rwanda, thousands of Burundians staged a protest Saturday against what they called a cultural aggression against their country, accusing Kigali of stealing their culture.

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20-Aug-2019 to 21:16

Sierra Leone leader urges unity among local entertainers

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio on Tuesday called on stakeholders in the entertainment industry to unite if they are to develop the sector.

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17-Aug-2019 to 10:22

eSwatini king commissions cultural culling

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — eSwatini's King Mswati III has called traditional warriors to participate in a national culling expedition slated for 20 August 2019.

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14-Aug-2019 to 17:31

Reed scarcity affects eSwatini’s iconic Reed Dance

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — The scarcity of the reed plant in eSwatini is hindering young maidens from attending the annual Reed Dance ceremony where they showcase their dancing skills in celebration of preserved virginity and upholding traditional teachings.

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