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    19-Sep-2016 to 11:01

    S/African leader mourns late singer Mandoza

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday joined the nation in mourning the passing of kwaito legend Mduduzi Tshabalala, better known as Mandoza, from cancer over the weekend.

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    08-Sep-2016 to 10:27

    Sierra Leone: Minister urges artists to promote local culture

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone's Minister of Information and Communication, Mohamed Bangura, has urged the country's film makers to use their work to promote the country's culture, rather than imitate others.

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    30-Aug-2016 to 16:53

    S/Leone launches week-long cultural education

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — In a bid to popularize cultural education in schools, Sierra Leone’s National Museum has commenced a week-long training for pupils and teachers, APA learnt in Freetown on Tuesday.

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    29-Aug-2016 to 07:52

    Swaziland: All set for annual Reed Dance

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — All roads are on Monday leading to Ludzidzini Royal Village near the Swaziland's capital Mbabane for the annual Reed Dance ceremony.

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    28-Aug-2016 to 17:17

    Balbina Almeida crowned Togo beauty queen

    APA-Lome (Togo) — Journalism student Balbina Kokoè Mawubédzro Almeida was on Saturday crowned Togolese beauty queen for 2016 at a pageant broadcast live on national television.

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    24-Aug-2016 to 20:26

    Swaziland: 100, 000 maidens in royal chastity rituals

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Swaziland’s King Mswati III on Wednesday commissioned about 100, 000 young maidens to fetch the customary reed in two different places, marking the start to the yearly rituals over their prized chastity.

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    24-Aug-2016 to 12:40

    Swazi reed dance ceremony gets boost from Asian businessmen

    APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Some Asian business owners in Swaziland donated 1 000 loaves of bread and soft drinks for maidens during the Reed Dance ceremony taking off on Wednesday, APA reports on Wednesday.

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