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    20-Jun-2015 to 19:01

    Nigeria's iconic Hausa singer is dead

    APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — One of Nigeria's Hausa poet, musician and philosopher, Alhaji Adamu Damanraya Jos, is dead.

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    12-Jun-2015 to 15:42

    First performing arts school launched in Botswana

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The only performing arts school in Botswana, Africa Film Drama Academy (AFDA) Botswana School of Visual and Performing Arts, was launched here on Friday.

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    08-Jun-2015 to 13:33

    Zambian musician arrested for defaming Lungu

    APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — Police in Lusaka have arrested controversial musician Chama Fumba, better known as Pilato, for releasing a song two weeks ago that harshly criticizes President Edgar Lungu, which supporters of the head of state allege is libellous.

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    05-Jun-2015 to 17:05

    S/African disco queen scouts for regional talent

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — South African disco queen, Patricia Majalisa, will soon scout for talent in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia, APA learnt on Friday.

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    05-Jun-2015 to 14:47

    Zambian arts council cautions musicians to respect laws

    APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — The National Arts Council (NAC), the umbrella grouping of Zambian artists, has cautioned musicians to take into account the country’s laws as they compose songs to avoid being arrested and facing defamation charges.

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    05-Jun-2015 to 10:01

    S/Africa’s creative arts pump billions into GDP – Minister

    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South Africa’s creative economy contributed US$9.1 billion, or 2.9 percent, directly to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the 2013/2014 financial year, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has said.

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    02-Jun-2015 to 19:44

    Gambia: Senegal’s Kafountine mayor preaches closer ties

    APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Nfansou Victor Diatta, the Mayor of Kafountine in Senegal's southern province of Casamance has called for better relations between Senegalese and Gambians which would lead to unity.

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